I personally think the Audi RS 6 Avant is one of the most interesting cars on the market today, a larger car, with lots of interior space, even a lot of luggage space, and this beast pumps out 591 hp from a turbocharged 4-Liter V8 engine through an 8-speed automatic transmission, the result is an acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds with a top speed of 305 km/h or 190 mph … that’s supercar territory in a car that can seat five people and take their luggage with them, but there is a downside too … she’s a large lady at 4,497 pounds with an overall length just shy of 5 meters or about 197 inches … but fear not, Audi has just unveiled a smaller sibling, the brand new Audi RS 3 Sedan.
For the first time, an RS design package includes distinctive elements of green throughout including the seat shoulders finished in Micrommata green Dinamica, a center bar of air vents in Micrommata green, floor mats with RS logo and green stitching on piping, green edging on seatbelts, a carbon atlas matte inlay, and the center console trim in high gloss black. A standard black headliner frames the cabin with an additional element of sportiness.
The new Audi RS 3 comes standard with new and larger front steel brakes with integrated airflow guides in the bumper and undercarriage, these 6-piston fixed caliper front brakes come with 375mm (14.8”) brake discs, while the rear brakes use a single-piston caliper with 310mm (12.2”) brake discs, all calipers are painted red from the factory, but there is an optional ceramic brake upgrade available, the latter comes with 380mm (15.0”) front ceramic discs exhibits powerful braking ability, while reducing overall weight by 22 pounds, and remains more resistant to brake fade thanks to faster temperature reduction.
For the very first time on an Audi, the RS 3 comes with the RS Torque Splitter, this is one of the most significant performance innovations in the RS 3. Audi Quattro supports the rear-axle differential with an upstream multi-plate clutch package that has now been replaced by an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch on each driveshaft. This innovation enables the RS Torque Splitter to distribute the drive torque for the rear axle fully variably between the rear wheels. The result is better stability, especially on wet ground, and improved agility during fast cornering.
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