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  Audi RS3
2015 - 2016
Audi RS3
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Audi RS3 Audi RS3 Audi RS3 Audi RS3

Metric   Imperial
Class Hothatch
Body 5 Door 5 Seat
Layout Front Engine
4 Wheel Drive
Transmission 7 Speed Dual Clutch
Number Built  
Type Conventional
Details Turbo 5 cyl
151 in3 
Max Power
362 bhp @5600rpm 
Max Torque
343 lb/ft @1600rpm 
Power to Weight
242 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
229 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 146 bhp/litre 
Bore x Stroke
Fuel Cons
35 mpg 
Emissions 189 g/Km Co2 
Top Speed
174 mph 
0 - 30 mph
0 - 60 mph
4.1 sec 
0 - 100 mph
0 - 124 mph
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
Standing qtr Mile
60 - 0 mph
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
169.7 in 
70.3 in 
55.9 in 
3351 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) ? X 19
? X 19 
Tyres (F/R) 235/35 R19
235/35 R19 
Fuel Capacity
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £37000 - £47000

Audi's second generation RS3 (but third generation of the A3) arrived in 2015 in Sportback (estate) form, claiming to be the fastest hatchback on the market.

362bhp (and more significantly 343 lbft of torque available from just 1600rpm) chanelled through Audi's excellent 4WD and DSG dual-clutch systems, catapulted the RS3 from 0-60mph in just over 4 seconds.

The RS3 certainly looks the part, with a full RS bodykit, lowered suspension (with optional adaptive damping) and 19 inch alloys. The interior is to Audi's usual impreccable standards, with heated Nappa leather and 6 inch TFT display as standard.

At 40k it is priced comparably with main rivals from BMW and Mercedes, but is severely undercut by Ford's equally capable third generation Focus RS.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
79% 79% 12% 8
Ranks 41 of 771 Ranks 116 of 771 Ranks 94 of 771 Ranks 219 of 771

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Ford Focus RS (Mk III)

(2016 - date)


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Mercedes A45 AMG

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