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Audi RS 3 Sportback (8PA) Hatchback (2011-2012)

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Product Overview

Audi RS 3 Sportback (Typ 8PA) is a high-performance version of Audi's A3 hatchback in production from 2011 to 2012. It was powered by a single turbocharged inline-5 engine that displaced 2.5 liters.
Interestingly, Audi revived its legendary I5 engine and increased its output with a turbocharger. Paired to a 7-speed DCT transmission, the RS 3 Sportback can be quite a weapon.
Owners may find that at speed the vehicle consumes a lot more than the numbers indicate, thanks to a disappointing 0.36 coefficient of drag to show for it.
Drivers who appreciate handling should keep in mind that the Audi RS 3 Sportback (8PA) uses MacPherson front suspension, which doesn't provide the best cornering performance.

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What we found**

Neoscore: 59% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great I5 engine
  • Imposing exterior styling
Cons
  • High 0.36 drag coefficient
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

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Specifications

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
302 L / 10.7 cu-ft ~ 1032 L / 36.4 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
10.0 L / 10.6 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
6.5 L / 6.9 qt
Fuel Capacity
60.0 L / 15.9 gal
Passengers
5
Payload
560 kg / 1235 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Tire Size
225/35 R19
Turning Circle
10.7 m / 35.1 ft

Construction

Body Style
5-door Hatchback

Dimensions

Size | Height
1402 mm / 55.2 in
Size | Length
4302 mm / 169.4 in
Size | Width
1794 mm / 70.6 in
Track Width | Front
1564.0 mm / 61.6 in
Track Width | Rear
1528.0 mm / 60.2 in
Weight
1575.0 kg / 3472.3 lbs
Wheel Size
8J x 19
Wheelbase
2578 mm / 101.5 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
4.6 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
4.4 sec
CO2 Emission
212 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.362
Fuel Economy
9.1 L/100km / 25.8 MPG (combined) | 13.1 L/100km / 18.0 MPG (urban) | 6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 5
Engine
CEPA
Engine | Bore
82.5 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
Engine | Displacement
2.5 L / 151.3 cu-in / 2480.0 cc
Engine | Power
340.0 hp / 253.5 kW @ 5400-6500 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
137.1 hp/L / 2.2 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
92.8 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Torque
450 Nm / 331.9 lb-ft @ 1600-5300 rpm
Engine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-5 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
7-speed
Transmission | Type
DCT S tronic

Production

Availability
2011 ~ 2012

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