Audi RS3 Review 2022

Audi RS3 At A Glance

+Hot hatch powered by 400PS 2.5-litre TFSI engine.

-Deliveries from late 2021.

Insurance Groups are between 35–40

Orders are now open for the all-new RS3 Sportback and RS3 Saloon, which start from £50,900 and £51,900 respectively. The latest iterations of the high-performance duo, powered by the 400PS 2.5-litre TFSI engine, are due to be delivered to the first customers from November 2021.

In the UK, both the RS3 Sportback and Saloon are available in four different specifications: RS3, Carbon Black, Launch Edition and Vorsprung. As standard, every model comes equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels, heated Front Sport seats with 'RS' embossed logo in Fine Nappa leather, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, Audi’s 12.3-inch Virtual cockpit with RS-specific display, a 10.1-inch MMI Navigation plus infotainment system, and the all-new RS Torque splitter.    

Stepping up to the RS3 Carbon Black (+£4,650) brings darkened Matrix LED headlamps, five-spoke 19-inch matt black alloy wheels, a gloss black front spoiler as well as a carbon fibre finish to the exterior mirror housings, rear spoiler, side skirts and engine cover.

Above that sits the RS3 Launch Edition (+£6,000), of which only 96 examples have been allocated to the UK. The Specification brings a wealth of additional standard kit such as the Driver Assistance pack, Adaptive suspension with Drive Select and Audi’s Comfort & Sound pack. A glass panoramic roof, heads up display, electric front seats, phonebox lite, sports exhaust, red brake callipers and a gloss black finish to various interior and exterior elements also appear. The top speed also increases to 174mph.

Rounding off the line-up is the RS3 Vorsprung (+£7,750). This flagship model benefits from black 19-inch alloy wheels with graphic print, an electric bootlid and a 360-degree camera.

Audi’s RS Dynamic pack (£5,500 on RS3 and £5,000 on Carbon Black & Vorsprung) is the highlight of the range of optional extras. It comprises Adaptive suspension with Audi Drive Select, RS ceramic brakes with brake callipers in gloss anthracite grey, a top speed increase to 180mph and Audi’s RS sport exhaust system.

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