Engine

What lies beneath

The RS 3 Sedan features the 2.5L TFSI® engine paired with a seven-speed S tronic® dual clutch transmission. Producing 400 hp, the five-cylinder engine has a total displacement of 2.5 liters — which equates to 160 hp per liter. The maximum torque of 354 lb-ft is available at engine speeds as low as 1,700 rpm and remains constant up to 5,850 rpm. As a result, the RS 3 Sedan can sprint from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds — a powerful force to be reckoned with.

Horsepower
400 @ 5,850 – 7,000 rpm
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
354 @ 1,700 – 5,850 rpm
0—60 mph acceleration
3.9 seconds

quattro® all-wheel drive

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.

Stopping power

The RS 3 Sedan offers a choice between two braking systems, both helping to limit the fade and weight deficiencies of traditional applications. The standard brakes are equipped with eight-piston monobloc brake calipers with 370 mm ventilated discs.

Carbon-ceramic front brakes

Available in the Dynamic plus package, front carbon-ceramic disc brakes are lighter, offering up to 8.82 lbs saved in contrast to traditional cast-iron rotors. Front calipers are finished in an Anthracite Gray and feature the Audi ceramic RS logo.

  • Brake system overview
  • Carbon-ceramic front brakes

Listen up

The 2.5-liter TFSI® turbocharged engine, mated to a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission, is known for its unique firing order and inimitable sound. The 1-2-4-5-3 ignition sequence produces a special rhythm and distinct engine note that can be controlled by opening the flaps of the standard RS exhaust system.

Listen up

The 2.5-liter TFSI® turbocharged engine, mated to a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission, is known for its unique firing order and inimitable sound. The 1-2-4-5-3 ignition sequence produces a special rhythm and distinct engine note that can be controlled by opening the flaps of the standard RS exhaust system.

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