Audi is calling this new RS 3 an RS entry point. While that may be true to an extent, we think the RS 3 appeal goes far beyond that introduction. This RS3 perfectly fits the needs of city drivers who prefer the inherent swiftness of the smaller. The daring and stylish city dwellers, who toil for the thrills of their weekend’s driving escapes.
This Audi is track-ready, but for the urban driver that may not find themselves on a track, the RS 3 Sedan is for you. When it comes to design the Audi RS 3 exhibits powerful proportions and expressive details starting at the front with that RS bumper, single-frame grille with a honeycomb grid structure in matte black flanked by large air intakes. At the rear, the RS 3 integrates a glossy black rear lip spoiler. Sexy, indeed. Our test car is fitted with the handsome carbon package, adding both brooding drama and elevated curb appeal
Inside the three-spoke round design RS sport leather multi-function steering wheel is commanding, centering the driver-oriented cockpit. The standard equipped 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit plus displays pertinent performance data through a new “RS Runway” design. For fans of track driving and lovers of Netflix’s Drive To Survive the Audi virtual cockpit also includes an exhibit of g-forces, lap times, and acceleration from 0-60 mph.
Getting back to that steering wheel that comes standard with a steering wheel button specific for RS driving modes including RS Performance, RS Individual, or the most recently used mode. Fine Napa leather front sport seats come standard with RS embossing and RS-specific honeycomb stitching, and provide the perfect balance of support with 8-way power front seats with 4-way power lumbar and driver memory. Our RS 3 Sedan, now available, was a fab standout in the city and at the ready for every curvy country road, we explored.
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