Audi ushered in a large number of design, technology and powertrain upgrades for the new third-generation version of its hardcore RS3. The RS3 will appear in both hatchback and sedan forms, and will go on sale in the UK market in August, and the first batch of customers will be delivered by the end of the year.
Available in hatchback and sedan body styles
0-100kph 3.8 seconds; optional maximum speed is 290kph
Equipped with 12.3-inch digital dashboard and 10.1-inch infotainment touch screen
2021 Audi RS3: Powertrain
Audi’s prestigious 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbocharged engine has been awarded the International Engine of the Year for nine consecutive times and has returned for the new engine. Like the RS3’s larger RS Q3 brother, it sends 400 horsepower to both axles through a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. This is enough to lift the hatchback and sedan from a standstill to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, and reach an optional top speed of 290 km/h-this figure just exceeds the Mercedes-AMG A45 S 4Matic speed.
The new RS3 can provide 500Nm of torque at 2,250-5,600 rpm, and is said to “accelerate from a low range” faster than its predecessor. Its maximum power output can also be used in a wider speed range.
Audi also emphasized the “unparalleled sound” provided by the engine’s unique 1-2-4-5-3 cylinder firing sequence. According to the selected driving, there is a new noise at the exhaust port at different points within the speed range. Control the flaps. Mode, as well as the optional RS sports exhaust, can be used for “enhanced” engine notes.
2021 Audi RS3: Chassis, suspension and brakes
The new feature of the third-generation RS3 is a torque divider device that replaces the old car’s rear differential, which includes a pair of electronically controlled multi-plate clutches to better distribute power on the rear axle. In addition to reducing understeer during sharp turns, the new technology also allows “controlled drift” in RS Torque Rear mode, sending up to 1,750Nm of torque to each rear wheel as needed.
The chassis upgrade of the old car is extended to a more responsive shock absorber, equipped with RS3 specific valve system, increased wheel camber to achieve more accurate steering and modular vehicle dynamics controller (mVDC), which can monitor the transmission system and suspension components The lateral movement to better adjust the torque output.
The new RS3 is equipped with a larger set of six-piston brake calipers. Each axle is equipped with ventilated and drilled brake discs. It is said to be larger and more stable than the previous car, with a 20% increase in cooling performance. Ceramic brake discs are provided on the front axle, and the brake pedal curve has been adjusted to match its enhanced performance and gray, red, blue or black caliper options.
In some markets, Audi will also provide semi-smooth tires for the RS3 to improve track performance.
2021 Audi RS3: exterior design
In keeping with tradition, the RS version of the Audi family hatchback is known for increased air intakes, customized performance wheels, larger exhausts and more aggressive styling cues.
Especially for this generation, Audi is trying to differentiate the RS3 from the ordinary A3 by providing a customized front-end design for this popular model. The design includes a contrasting black grille surround (matte or matte) extending into the headlight cluster. luster). The headlight group itself can be selected as a matrix LED product with a dark border. The side skirts are also finished in black, as are the rearview mirrors, rear diffuser and optional roof.
At the same time, behind the flared front wheel arch is a new outlet that can channel air along the side of the car. The wheelbase is also 33mm longer than the front of the old car and 10mm longer at the rear to improve handling and a wider posture.
RS3 is available in two new colors: Kyalami Green and Kemora Grey.
2021 Audi RS3: Interior
This is a similar internal treatment, the general layout of the standard car is retained, but there are many designs that have flourished to enhance the RS3’s performance certificate. For example, the dashboard is made of carbon fiber, and the sports seats can be upholstered in nappa leather with black, red or green contrast stitching.
Audi said that the 12.3-inch digital display is standard, with RS-specific tachometer and power usage graphics, including the “RS Runway” design, which presents data “visually similar to an airplane runway.”
It also has a racing-style shift indicator, and the 10.1-inch infotainment touch screen can display “RS Monitor”, which displays coolant, engine and transmission oil temperature, and tire pressure.
Audi in India
In 2021, Audi India reintroduced the current generation A4 sedan With updated styling and 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine options, performance-oriented updates have also been introduced S5 Sportback.
Audi’s next major launch in India is the all-electric e-tron SUV and e-tron Sportback SUV-coupe.Automakers have begun to accept Reservations for two models,along with The launch is scheduled for July 22. Later this year, Audi India is also expected to launch a new A3 with Q3, And the revised version Q5 with Q7.
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