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Product Overview

Audi RS 3 (Typ 8Y) Sedan is a subcompact performance sedan in production from 2021. It is available with a turbo-charged inline-5 engine that displaced 2.5 liters paired to a 7-speed DCT that sends power to all four wheels.
Based on the 8Y Audi A3 Sedan, the RS 3 has more aggressive styling elements typical of Audi RS. It also has exclusive access to the I5 engine, which is a rather competitive unit in its segment, with Mercedes and BMW limited to just 4 cylinders.
Still, the RS 3 Sedan is rather ugly, because the A3 is meant to be a hatchback, and every other sedan based on a hatchback has awkward proportions.
Drivers who appreciate handling should keep in mind that the Audi RS 3 Sedan uses MacPherson front suspension, which doesn't provide the best cornering performance.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 54% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Decent performance
  • Exclusive access to the inline-5 engine
Cons
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Rather weird proportions

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Specifications

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
321 L / 11.3 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
9.8 L / 10.4 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
7.1 L / 7.5 qt
Fuel Capacity
55.0 L / 14.5 gal
Passengers
5
Payload
505 kg / 1113 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs, 375x36 mm
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs, 310x22 mm
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Tire Size
Front wheel tires: 245/35 R19 Rear wheel tires: 265/30 R19
Turning Circle
12.0 m / 39.4 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
1412 mm / 55.6 in
Size | Length
4542 mm / 178.8 in
Size | Width
1851 mm / 72.9 in | 1984 mm / 78.1 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1592.0 mm / 62.7 in
Track Width | Rear
1524.0 mm / 60.0 in
Weight
1575.0 kg / 3472.3 lbs
Wheel Size
Front wheel rims: 8J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 9J x 19
Wheelbase
2631 mm / 103.6 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
3.8 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
3.6 sec
CO2 Emission
188 ~ 198 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.32
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)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 6 d-ISC-FCM
Engine
DNW
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
400.0 hp / 298.3 kW @ 5600-7000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
161.3 hp/L / 2.6 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
92.8 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Torque
500 Nm / 368.8 lb-ft @ 2250-5600 rpm
Engine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-5 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
7-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic S tronic

Production

Availability
2021

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