The Audi is very good Company, and they always bring something innovative into the market. Something similar we can expect with the recently developed 2018 Audi RS3 Sportback. As we know, this remarkable car follows the world premiere of the RS3 Sedan last year, and the same case we can expect this year. We can expect the introduction of this model very soon, probably at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. Compared to the previous model, this one will provide a lot of changes, and according to Company, we can expect the most powerful five-cylinder production engine in the world. The sentence that we heard from Stephan Winkelmann (CEO of Audi Sports GmbH) promises a lot. He said: “RS3 offers our customers an attractive introduction to the RS world”. As we know, since 2011, the car like this (the sporty compact) has proved to be very successful on the market.
2018 Audi RS3 Sportback Changes
The exterior design of this model is very powerful, and we can clearly say that Audi shows all the power through the appealing front fascia. Here we can expect a gloss black honeycomb grille that looks very distinctive. Also, this model will provide a bit large air inlets as well as angular sill trims. Thanks to the modified blade in the bumper, this model looks wider at the front side. Just like in almost every newly model from Audi, we can anticipate LED headlights with the distinctive lighting signature (standard feature). The Company will offer matrix LED headlights and that will be an optional feature.
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The rear side of this model will be also very nice and here we can expect RS roof edge spoiler, RS exhaust system, and a diffuser insert. Of course, at the bottom of the Singleframe, we can expect familiar Quattro logo. We can also expect RS3 emblem on the tailgate and honeycomb grille. The 2018 Audi RS3 Sportback hatchback will have tight suspension, which is now set down for 1 inch or 2,54 cm, furthermore, the front axle is wider for 2 cm, or 0.8 inches, this will boost car dynamics and stability. At the sides, this vehicle will feature standard 19-inch cast wheels fitted with the 235/35 tires as well as with the brake disks with a diameter of 310 millimeters(about 12 inches). The optional wheels will be maybe even 20 inches large (unofficial information), and they will be equipped with the carbon-fiber ceramic disks at the front while at the rear axle we can expect the same disks with the same diameter.
Audi RS3 Sportback 2018 Interior design
The interior design of the forthcoming 2018 RS3 Sportback will be maybe even more attractive compared to the exterior design. We actually don’t know from where to start when we talk about the cabin. First of all, we have to say that we can expect driver information system that will provide everything about the boost pressure, a lap timer, and oil thermometer. The fully digital Audi virtual cockpit with the infotainment system data will be available as an optional feature. Also, the special RS screen will shift the tachometer to the center, and it will provide the info about the torque, G-forces as well as tire pressure. When it comes to some other Audi RS3 Sportback 2018 details, let’s talk about the comfort for a bit. This model will provide sports seats and the seats will have black fine Nappa leather as standard.
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Audi RS3 Sportback interior
Also, we can expect optional seats with the more contoured profiles as well as with the head restraints for the driver and passenger at the front. Of course, this vehicle will provide leather wrapped and flat-bottomed steering wheel(see photo). Also, here we can expect a lot of buttons and trough them you can easily control the infotainment system. When we mention the infotainment system, we have to say that we can expect Audi connect services on board with the navigation, Google Street View as well as Google Earth. Also, it will provide pieces of information about the fuel prices, travel, and traffic as well as weather. Some of the other interior features will include climate control, Apple Car Play, Android Auto, Bang & Olufsen Sound System with 705 watts, and many others as well.
Engine and Performance
The new 2018 Audi RS3 Sportback will be equipped with the most powerful production five-cylinder engine. The world is about the 2.5 TFSI engine, This engine will be capable of generating up to 400 horsepower which will be 33 hp more than the predecessor engine. Also, thanks to the aluminum crankcase, this engine has lost some weight, for about 26 kilograms or 57 pounds. This engine will have a maximum torque of 480 Nm (354.0 lb-ft) at as low as 1,700 rpm and constant up to 5,850 rpm. According to Company, the acceleration from 0-60 mph will be 4.1 seconds which is certainly great. On request, the Company will move the maximum speed (wich is now electronically blocked to 155 mph / 250 km/h) to the astonishing 174 mph / 280 km/h.
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For better mixture preparation, this fantastic engine will feature dual injection into the combustion chambers and intake. When it comes to the new Audi RS3 Sportback 2018 exhaust, the valve lift system from Audi will control the duration of valve opening. When it comes to a transmission system, this engine will be mated to an S Tronic seven-speed dual clutch transmission. Of course, the Quattro permanent all-wheel drive type will be standard. When it comes to the fuel consumption, we don’t have official data about that but as soon as Company release something we will update this review.
Price and Release date
As we mention in the intro, we can expect the introduction of new Audi RS3 Sportback 2018 at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. In the dealerships, we can expect it in August 2017. When it comes to prices, this model will have a starting price of around 54,600 euros or $58.000. Of course, with more equipment, you will have to pay a bit more. However, the base variant has quite enough equipment, and if you are able, our recommendation is a base variant.
2018 Audi RS3 Sportback photos