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Updated Audi RS3 Range Breaks Cover; Does 0-100kmph In 3.8 Seconds

Performance models are expensive and every car enthusiast knows that. So, is there anything that can be affordable yet offers a decent amount of grunt? Well, we already have the Mercedes-AMG A35 for the rescue and now, even Audi has revealed their most awaited 2021 RS3 range globally. It will be offered in both body styles including – Sportback and Sedan, so if anytime you feel they are not practical, probably you are wrong.

The carmaker is expected to introduce them in India. Therefore, we are here to cover all the details you need to know about the upcoming 2021 Audi RS3 range.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Audi has revealed the 2021 RS3 range with multiple updates.
  • It will be available with a 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo engine.
  • The new RS3 can clock a triple-digit speed in just 3.8 seconds

2021 Audi RS3

Exterior & Design

Image Source: Audi Media Center

The last-gen RS3 models were quite stunning in terms of design. Therefore, the expectations with the updated range were really high. Just to fulfil them, Audi has introduced several model-specific elements that improve the overall design language across the four ends. Starting with the front profile, it now features RS bumpers and a signature blacked-out grille with large air intakes for improved cooling. A new pair of LED headlights with dynamic swipe indicators proudly sits just above these air vents. Audi has also decided to offer the Matrix LED headlights as an optional accessory that opens a plethora of options for buyers.

The new range of RS3 models will now run on 19-inch alloy wheels as standard. However, larger ones with Pirelli P Zero rubber are also available as optional. Two exterior shades including – Kyalami Green and Kemora Grey for both the variants have also been added to the palette. People who will opt for the sedan model can also customise it with a contrasting black roof.

Interior

Image Source: Audi Media Center

Inside the cabin, there are several sportier elements to tell the occupants that it is an RS model. The driver’s side features the brand’s 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit Plus and thankfully, this time, it is available as standard. As per the brand, this new unit depicts the power and torque in percentage which definitely sound exhilarating. Also, the introduction of a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment display is expected to excite the upcoming buyers more. It now packs information related to the coolant, engine temperature and tyre pressure with other basic functions as well.

The latest entrant for the Audi RS3 range is the heads-up display that casts almost all the information required by the driver for minimum distraction. For an unmatched experience inside, Audi has also decided to introduce an adequate amount of carbon fibre panels along with RS sport seats. Customers who wish to further opt for the premium Nappa leather can customise it at the time of purchase. An RS multifunctional steering wheel will further infuse a sense of confidence in the driver even during high speeds.

Engine & Performance

Under the hood, Audi’s potent 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged mill is there to churn out a massive 400HP and 500Nm of torque. As a result, the new RS3 models can now clock a triple-digit speed in just 3.8 seconds with a top speed electronically limited to 250kmph. Get the RS Dynamic package and Audi will unlock the top speed to 290kmph.

Transmission duties for both the hatchback as well as sedan will be handled by a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Interestingly, Audi has introduced a separate RS Toque rear mode for controlled drifts as standard.

As mentioned earlier, the German brand will be coming up with both of them for the Indian market. For now, they will go on for sale in Europe with a price tag starting at €60,000 (Sportback) and €62,000 (Sedan).

Harsh Rana

Automobile enthusiast. Not much happy about EVs taking over the V8, V10 and V12 motors.

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