The Audi Company from German always had remarkable models with elegant designs and powerful engines. The latest 2018 Audi RS3 Sedan will hit the USA dealerships very soon, and today we will talk about this remarkable car. We have some official photos of the smallest RS sedan. As we know, the A3 Sedan was introduced three years ago and of course, much like any other model from Audi, the A3 Sedan also spawned RS-badged performance models. In the next review, you can find out something more about it.
2018 Audi RS3 Sedan redesign
The exterior design of the approaching model will be very sharp and very aggressive. The new sedan will use the latest Volkswagen’s MQB compact architecture, which will be used on newest frames with front engine position. This model will be actually very similar to the hatchback model. The front side is very aggressive and it is highlighted by brand new design language from Audi. The front fascia now has sharper lines and small RS badge on the grille. The front grille is slightly modified and has honeycomb mesh and it is also fitted with the Audi logo in the middle. The headlights are also new and powered by the same system as before – LED technology.
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This model will be a bit wider for 0.8 in. than A3 Sedan. The profile side will be revised and it will feature beefier side skirts, black side mirrors, blacked-out window trim, larger brake calipers and machined rims. At the rear side, the resulting model will feature a big diffuser with upright fins and that will certainly improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle. Also, the RS3 badge is located below the left taillight.
Finally, new Audi RS3 Sedan 2018 will use 19 inches aluminum alloy wheels with all season 235/35 tires. Braking will be upgraded if we look, standard models, front disks(carbon-fiber ceramic) are ventilated with the size of 14.6 in, while rear one is 12.2 in.
The interior design of the recently developed 2018 Audi RS3 Sedan will be very nice and elegant. Also, the most important thing on the cabin is a comfort, and in this model, the comfort is on the highest level. All seats are very adjustable and covered with the premium leather. Also, the front seats will feature heavier bolstering. Furthermore, the steering wheel of the upcoming model will be flat bottomed and it will have so many buttons and probably leather upholstery. Both, the steering wheel and the seats will have a small RS3 badge. Standard display is high-definition MMI screen with the size of 7-inch. Also, this model will use(optionally) Audi’s latest virtual cockpit and that includes a new 12.3-inch TFT screen. This screen will replace mechanical gauge cluster. Some of the other interior features will include 14 speakers, Bang and Olufsen sound system, navigation, modern air condition, maybe gearbox shifter (it is not confirmed), a lot of connectivity systems, and many others as well.
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2018 Audi RS3 Sedan interior
– active lane assist
– rear cross traffic warning
– adaptive cruise control
– front warning
– pedestrian monitor
– stop and go
– emergency braking.
Engine and Performance
Under the hood, the future model will be powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine. The model will be 57 pounds lighter because of new light-alloy crankcase. This engine will be capable of generating up to 400 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. The acceleration from 0-60 mph will be 4.1 seconds. Also, the top speed is rated at 155 mph, optionally you could unlock electronic limit for another extra 19 mph. The engine will be mated to a seven-speed S Tronic dual-clutch transmission system and the power from this engine will be routed to all wheels. Information about the EPA rates is unavailable at this point.
Price and Release date
The release date of the anticipated 2018 Audi RS3 Sedan will be sometime next year, probably on the end. The starting price will be around $50.000. Main competitors of this model are BMW M2 and Mercedes-AMG CLA45.
2018 Audi RS3 Sedan photos