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Compare Audi RS 3 (8Y) Sedan vs Audi A4 B9 naming update [30 TDI DCT] vs Audi RS 6 C5

Reviews

Neo score
54%
52%
68%
Pros
  • Decent performance
  • Exclusive access to the inline-5 engine
  • Multi-link suspensions all-around
  • Strong V6 TDI offerings
  • Up to 620Nm of torque
  • Good towing capacity
  • Superb suspension setup
  • Powerful 4.2TT ahead of its time
Cons
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Rather weird proportions
  • No substantive update
  • Disappointing petrol engines
  • Not the best styling as a sporty sedans
  • Unreliable automatic transmission
  • No manual option
  • Rather nose-heavy
  • Very high fuel consumption

Price

Offers (incl. referral links)

Variants

30 TDI DCT
35 TDI DCT
35 TFSI
35 TFSI DCT
40 TDI DCT
40 TDI quattro DCT
40 TFSI
40 TFSI DCT
45 TDI quattro AT
45 TFSI DCT
45 TFSI quattro DCT
50 TDI quattro AT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
321 L / 11.3 cu-ft
480 L / 17.0 cu-ft
424 L / 15.0 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
9.8 L / 10.4 qt
15.2 L / 16.1 qt
11.0 L / 11.6 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
7.1 L / 7.5 qt
4.7 L / 5.0 qt
7.4 L / 7.8 qt
Fuel Capacity
55.0 L / 14.5 gal
40.0 L / 10.6 gal
82.0 L / 21.7 gal
Passengers
5
5
5
Payload
505 kg / 1113 lbs
615 kg / 1356 lbs
540 kg / 1190 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs, 375x36 mm
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs, 310x22 mm
Disc
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Electric Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Multi-link
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Multi-link
Double-wishbone
Tire Size
Front wheel tires: 245/35 R19 Rear wheel tires: 265/30 R19
205/60 R16
255/40 R18
Turning Circle
12.0 m / 39.4 ft
11.4 m / 37.4 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan
4-door Sedan
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
1412 mm / 55.6 in
1428 mm / 56.2 in
1387 mm / 54.6 in
Size | Length
4542 mm / 178.8 in
4738 mm / 186.5 in
4858 mm / 191.3 in
Size | Width
1851 mm / 72.9 in | 1984 mm / 78.1 in (mirror unfolded)
1842 mm / 72.5 in | 2022 mm / 79.6 in (mirror unfolded)
1850 mm / 72.8 in
Track Width | Front
1592.0 mm / 62.7 in
1572.0 mm / 61.9 in
1578.0 mm / 62.1 in
Track Width | Rear
1524.0 mm / 60.0 in
1555.0 mm / 61.2 in
1587.0 mm / 62.5 in
Weight
1575.0 kg / 3472.3 lbs
1465.0 kg / 3229.8 lbs
1840.0 kg / 4056.5 lbs
Wheel Size
Front wheel rims: 8J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 9J x 19
7J x 16
8.5J x 18
Wheelbase
2631 mm / 103.6 in
2820 mm / 111.0 in
2759 mm / 108.6 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
3.8 sec
10.6 sec
4.9 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
3.6 sec
10.1 sec
4.7 sec
CO2 Emission
188 ~ 198 g/km
110 ~ 114 g/km
350 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.32
0.34
Fuel Economy
8.2 L/100km / 28.7 MPG (combined) | 11.1 L/100km / 21.2 MPG (urban) | 6.5 L/100km / 36.2 MPG (highway)
4.2 L/100km / 56.0 MPG (combined) | 4.9 L/100km / 48.0 MPG (urban) | 3.8 L/100km / 61.9 MPG (highway)
14.6 L/100km / 16.1 MPG (combined) | 21.8 L/100km / 10.8 MPG (urban) | 10.4 L/100km / 22.6 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
204.0 km/h / 126.8 mph
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1700 kg / 3748 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 6 d-ISC-FCM
Euro 6d - TEMP
Euro 3
Engine
DNW
DEUC
BCY
Engine | Bore
82.5 mm / 3.2 in
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
11.0:1
Engine | Displacement
2.5 L / 151.3 cu-in / 2480.0 cc
2.0 L / 120.1 cu-in / 1968.0 cc
4.2 L / 254.6 cu-in / 4172.0 cc
Engine | Power
400.0 hp / 298.3 kW @ 5600-7000 rpm
122.0 hp / 91.0 kW @ 3500-4000 rpm
450.0 hp / 335.6 kW @ 5700-6400 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
161.3 hp/L / 2.6 hp/cu-in
62.0 hp/L / 1.0 hp/cu-in
107.9 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
92.8 mm / 3.7 in
93.0 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Torque
500 Nm / 368.8 lb-ft @ 2250-5600 rpm
270 Nm / 199.1 lb-ft @ 1500-3000 rpm
560 Nm / 413.0 lb-ft @ 1950-5500 rpm
Engine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-5 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Bi-turbocharged multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 5 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
7-speed
7-speed
5-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic S tronic
Automatic S tronic
Automatic Tiptronic

Production

Availability
2021
2018 ~ 2019
2002 ~ 2004
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