Power in a compact form. The new Audi RS3 Sportback.
The unmistakable soundtrack, exhilarating free-revving and brawny power – the five-cylinder engine from Audi is legendary. It is for this reason that it has won the famed International Engine of the Year award for six consecutive years in its category. This engine makes its return in the new Audi RS3 Sportback, producing 270 kW of unbridled power and 465 Nm of torque. The 2.5 TFSI accelerates the five-door model from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds.
The 2.5 TFSI in the new Audi RS 3 Sportback guarantees to thrill with immense pulling power, eager revving and its own unique acoustic experience. The throaty growl backed by the rhythm of the five-cylinder ignition sequence is the classic Audi soundtrack. Two flaps in the exhaust control the exhaust flow to provide for an even more intensive sound experience that varies with engine load and speed. The driver can control these flaps via the Audi drive select system. For the first time in this segment, Audi offers a sport exhaust system as an option.
The five-cylinder unit produces 270 kW from a displacement of 2,480 cc – a remarkable specific output of 108.9 kW per litre. The peak torque of 465 Nm is already available at 1,625 rpm and remains constant through 5,550 rpm. The turbocharger develops up to 1.3 bar of charge pressure. The 2.5 TFSI catapults the new Audi RS 3 Sportback to 100 km/h from a standing start in 4.3 seconds – the best in its class. Acceleration is electronically capped at 250 km/h however can be optionally raised to 280 km/h, a feature which is also unique in the compact sports car segment.