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2018 RS 3 Sedan

Starting at $54,900

Engine type
0—60 mph acceleration
3.9 seconds
400 @ 5,850 – 7,000 rpm

2018 RS 3 Sedan

Starting at $54,900


The sound of power

The latest five-cylinder powerplant carries on the tradition of Audi Sport® performance. The Audi RS 3 Sedan features a 2.5-liter TFSI® turbocharged engine that’s known for its unique firing order and inimitable sound, producing 400 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. The distinct engine note can be controlled by opening the flaps of the standard RS exhaust system.

A vision to behold

The look and feel of race-inspired performance is showcased throughout the Audi RS 3 Sedan. From the S sport seats in Fine Nappa leather to the widened front fenders and RS-design oval exhaust outlets, the dynamic lines put your adrenaline in motion.

Born on the track —
built for the road.

The Audi magnetic ride or available RS fixed sport suspension help maximize handling dynamics. Audi magnetic ride uses a synthetic blend of oils that contain tiny magnetic particles, adjusting the firmness of the dampers within a few milliseconds by creating a magnetic field within the shock absorber.

A powerful grip on you and the road

The RS 3 Sedan employs permanent quattro® all-wheel drive with no set torque distribution. The all-wheel drive system adjusts and fine-tunes to help maximize grip and overall control, sending as much power to the rear wheels as possible.

  • Turbocharged engine
  • Dynamic sport design
  • Magnetic ride
  • quattro® all-wheel drive
Stay connected on the journey


Stay connected on the journey

Appointed with rich infotainment systems, the RS 3 Sedan lets you live the good life. The available Audi virtual cockpit is a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster that allows the driver to customize information such as audio and available MMI® navigation plus. Additionally, with sport specific features such as a g-meter, power gauges, boost gauge and lap-timer, the RS 3 Sedan truly exhibits its motorsport heritage.

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MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology allows the driver to “write” their entry rather than selecting letters or numbers and more easily navigate maps by moving a finger across the touchpad.

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Propelling design forward

Motorsport DNA fuels the alluring look of the RS 3 Sedan. From the aggressive RS-specific exterior to the S Sport seats trimmed in Fine Nappa leather, the feel of the track isn’t far away.

Make it your own

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RS 3 Sedan Trims

Starting at $54,900
Available engine
2.5 TFSI®
  • S sport seats in Fine Nappa Leather with RS embossing and contrast diamond stitching
  • Full LED headlights with fixed all-weather light
  • quattro® all-wheel drive
  • Audi magnetic ride, RS tuned
  • RS model-specific front fascia, rear bumper and diffuser

Specs overview




400 @ 5,850 – 7,000 rpm

Acceleration (0—60 mph)

3.9 seconds

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

354 @ 1,700 – 5,850 rpm


Seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive

Top speed

155 mph (optional increase to 174 mph)7


20-valve DOHC with Audi valvelift

Combined MPG

22 mpg8


2018 RS 3 Overview


2018 RS 3 Overview


2018 RS 3 Technology


2018 RS 3  Technology

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