Paris is here and that means lots of car news, new models and of course leaks! One of those launches includes the all new Audi RS3 Sedan, a car that everyone knew was coming but that didn’t spoil the surprise at all. Not a tiny bit, god this thing is hot.
Should we be happy the Americans finally stopped nagging about them not having a proper RS-model or should we be happy they finally get to play with the new Audi RS3 sedan?We’ll leave that up to you but the new RS3 variant isn’t just heading for the States, nope this thing is pretty much a global model. A damn sexy one with more horsepower than its Sportback version. Say what? Yup, you’re now looking at the carrier of the most powerful production 5-cylinder to date.
Now pushing out 400 horsepower and 480 Nm of torque, the 2.5-liter TFSI engine launches the Audi RS3 Sedan to a hundred in just 4.1 seconds. The fun won’t stop until you hit a 280 kilometers an hour (paying for the higher Vmax), after which you’ll be forced to use the troubled brakes. A massive 370 millimeter up front that is. Like the RS3 Sportback, the sedan uses a 7-speed automatic with dual-clutch setup. Really, this car is just a power-bump and a different chassis.
Obviously diffrent is the aero-package on the Audi RS3 Sedan. Due to it being more aerodynamically efficient, the rear spoiler could be reduced in seize. Making it look more composed in the process. Do fancy a bit more aero? The brand also launch a RS LMS while at it. One that is fully FIA proof and will set you back 99.000 euros before taxes.
We’ll just leave the Americans party for a bit, while we enjoy the gallery privately. With a box of tissues.