Just a few days after the 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback was revealed, pricing details about the German sports car have leaked online.
A glitch on the Audi website revealed that the new RS3 Sportback will start at 56,600 euros which is most likely to be pricing for Germany. To put that price into perspective, the typical Audi S3 Sportback has a base price of 40,400 euros.
Beyond the price, the new Audi RS3 Sportback features a 2.5-litre TFSI five-cylinder engine delivering a total of 367 hp as well as 343 lb-ft of torque. As a result, the RS3 Sportback accelerates to 100 km/h in a very brisk 4.3 seconds as well as a top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph) upon request from the customer. Typically the top speed sits at 250 km/h (155 mph). Despite the potent performance provided by this engine, the 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback sips just 8.1-litres per kilometre with CO2 emissions of 189 grams per kilometre.
Mated to the upgraded five cylinder engine is a seven-speed S tronic transmission which shifts faster than in the outgoing car. This transmission then funnel powers into all four wheels via Audi’s staple quattro system with torque vectoring also designed to provide maximum driver enjoyment and involvement. Through the revised drive systems, the tail of the latest RS3 Sportback can be kicked out through corners or alternatively, it can be steered directly into corners to maintain its composure throughout a turn.
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