The online configurator for the 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback launched late last year has just been revealed. The comprehensive configurator allows anyone to spec out their dream RS3 Sportback with numerous options made available to distinguish one RS3 from another.
Some of these elements include the option of four different alloy wheel designs each measuring 19-inches. Elsewhere, a selection of visual packages are available for the German car’s exterior and interior like a number of carbon fibre accents and trims.
Of course the headline of the 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback is its engine. It is a 2.5-litre TFSI five-cylinder unit 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.