The Audi RS3 Sportback Facelift has been placed on display at the Geneva Motor Show 2017. This is one of the fastest hot hatches on the market. It’s also one of the most expensive! We took a closer look.
Distinctive RS design touches include a gloss black honeycomb grille, large air inlets and angular sill trims. LED headlights are standard with matrix LED headlights available as an option. At the back, there is a roof edge spoiler, a diffuser insert and large oval tailpipes.
The 2.5 TFSI engine delivers 400 hp, 33 hp more than the outgoing model, and 480 Nm of torque between 1,700 rpm and 5,850 rpm. An aluminium crankcase helps shed 26 kgs. The RS 3 Sportback is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.1 seconds. While top speed is normally electronically limited to 250 km/h (155.3 mph), Audi will – at customer request – increase this to 280 km/h (174.0 mph).
For more information on the Audi RS3 Sportback, click through to our earlier article. For more from the Geneva Motor Show 2017, make sure to bookmark our dedicated news channel and keep checking back.