The unique Audi RS3 become as soon as revealed this week – even though Audi had beforehand let wander quite loads of the technical information. It’s an offended brute for obvious, with a entrance pause made up practically entirely of grilles.
In its persevering with combat with the Mercedes-AMG A45 S, the unique RS3 packs 395bhp and a dedicated circulate mode for doing sick skidz. It’s three-tenths of a 2nd faster than the Audi RS3 you see in these photos, hitting 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds on the technique to a high escape of 180mph (if you tick the factual probability box).
Moreover it starts at over £50,000, which is quite loads of money for a sizzling hatch, and you’d doubtlessly desire about a tasty alternate ideas on high of that. No longer to point out the fee of a remap to accumulate it over the magic 400bhp threshold. Old-generation RS3 costs have now dropped to round half the fee of the unique one, and it’s no longer such as you’re lacking out on an unpleasant lot of efficiency.
It’s the same 5-pot 2.5-litre engine, the same gearbox and the same four-wheel-force scheme, and the automobile’s 362bhp is bigger than sufficient to accumulate from zero to licence-threatening speeds very rapid at all.
This one we’ve picked out is stunning understated: it’s a 5-door Sportback model in Daytona Gray, with gunmetal wheels and dim utilize guidelines. There aren’t grilles upon grilles, there’s no gargantuan spoiler and the wheel arches aren’t even that flared, so it’s miles going to without issues be unsuitable for any primitive A3.
Inner it’s no longer quite as current as the very most up-to-date automobile, however this interior is quiet utilized in the Audi Q2 so it’s infrequently an outdated-long-established cabin. Whereas you fail to see the snazzy Virtual Cockpit, the kit checklist is intensive with sat nav, Nappa leather and LED headlights all fitted.
The instance we’ve picked out is one in all basically the most fee-efficient RS3s that’s no longer high-mileage or hasn’t beforehand been written off. It has a in point of fact savory 56,000 miles on the clock, and it sounds as if all these miles were covered by one owner. The finest thing that will presumably place us off is the point out of section provider history, which isn’t ideal and would want a piece of more digging. As a minimal it comes with 11 months’ MOT, and has by no system had an advisory in previous MOTs.
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