Audi is bestowing two wonderful releases for customers fresh and existing alike, in their brand-new line up for 2017. The Enhanced 5-door RS3 Sportback (£44,300) will be joined by its contender, the saloon-variant (£45,250) with first deliveries occurring in September.
Most Powerful Five-Cylinder
Both models can hit 0 – 62 mph in 4.1 seconds, reaching a top speed of 155 mph. With the most powerful five-cylinder engine in action, it’s not surprising that this will be an intense experience for any driver but there is still significant control. Audi drive select enables the shift points of the Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system to be easily adjusted, whilst control of the Comfort, Dynamic Auto and Individual modes makes the driving experience streamlined. Though this maybe intense, there’s certainly no lack of elegance when it comes to the cars themselves.
The exterior bears the RS3 iconic honeycomb single frame grille, with its matt aluminium surround, the deep side skirts enhancing the profile and the rear spoilers – a roof-edge design with high gloss black inserts in the Sportback and an integrated bootlid lip spoiler in body colour in the Saloon. It’s the finer details that demonstrate the sophistication of Audi and a simply stunning car. The RS3 projects the Audi sport insignia onto the ground upon entry and exit. The interior is finished with fine Nappa leather; the theme running into the stainless-steel pedals, titanium grey ‘optic 3 design’ inlays and extensive aluminium trim elements.
Newcomers to the Audi universe are in safe hands. The integration of technology and the inclusion of the Driver Assistance Pack gives greater reassurance when it comes to road safety. The amalgamation of strength, perfectionism and sleek technology collaborate excellently, which only leaves excitement September.