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Power in compress form – the new Audi RS 3 Sportback

“There is a prolonged tradition of five-cylinder engines during Audi,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development during AUDI AG. “In a 80s, they incited Audi into a sporty brand, both in engine sports and in production. The new Audi RS 3 Sportback facilities a latest era of a 2.5 liter, five‑cylinder engine – a many absolute prolongation engine in a modular cross matrix.”

The mixed award-winning 2.5 TFSI produces 270 kW (367 hp) and 465 Nm (343.0 lb‑ft) of torque in a new RS 3 Sportback. The turbocharged engine accelerates a compress five‑door from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds, and tip speed can be increasing to 280 km/h (174.0 mph) on request. In a NEDC, it consumes usually 8.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (29.0 US mpg), with CO2 emissions of 189 grams per kilometer (304.2 g/mi).

A seven-speed S tronic, that shifts even faster than in a prior model, leads a energy of a 2.5 TFSI to a quattro permanent all‑wheel expostulate system. The quattro complement facilities torque vectoring formed on intelligent program and is designed through‑and‑through for limit pushing enjoyment. The new Audi RS 3 Sportback steers directly into corners. On low-friction highway surfaces, drivers can even perform tranquil drifts, if desired.

The framework of a five‑door indication also sets standards. Compared with a Audi A3 Sportback*, a physique is 25 millimeters (1.0 in) lower. The focus course of a front axle, a on-going steering, a RS‑specific competition cessation and discretionary Audi magnetic ride adaptive check control are designed privately for a RS. Audi mounts CO fiber-ceramic stop discs behind a 19‑inch wheels on a front spindle on ask – a initial in a reward compress segment.

The Audi RS 3 Sportback finish package is dull out with pointy interior and extraneous sum and a inexhaustible list of equipment. The new tip indication of a A3 family* is rolling into dealerships in summer 2015.

Power in compress form –
the new Audi RS 3 Sportback

Audi presents a many absolute automobile in a reward compress segment: The new RS 3 Sportback produces 270 kW (367 hp) and delivers 465 Nm (343.0 lb-ft) of torque to a crankshaft. The 2.5 TFSI accelerates a five‑door indication from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.3 seconds and goes on to strech an discretionary tip speed of 280 km/h (174.0 mph).

The 2.5 TFSI in a new Audi RS 3 Sportback guarantees to disturb with measureless pulling power, fervent revving and a possess singular acoustic experience. The guttural bark and snarl corroborated by a stroke of a 1 – 2 – 4 – 5 – 3 five-cylinder ignition method is a classical Audi soundtrack. Two flaps in a empty pipes downstream of a scarf control a empty upsurge to yield for an even some-more complete sound knowledge that varies with engine bucket and speed. The motorist can control these flaps around a Audi expostulate name system. The RS empty complement is designed for high flow. For a initial time in this segment, Audi offers a competition empty complement as an option.

Powerful five-cylinder engines have a prolonged tradition during Audi. During a 1980s, they powered a Audi convene cars, furloughed cars and prolongation models to a front of a pack. The initial RS model, a RS 2 from 1994, also had such an engine. The five‑cylinder done a quip in 2009 in a Audi TT RS; it done a approach into a RS 3 Sportback in 2011 and dual years after into a RS Q3*. The 2.5 liter engine has been voted “International Engine of a Year” in a category 5 years in a quarrel given 2010.

The five-cylinder section produces 270 kW (367 hp) from a banishment of 2,480 cc: a conspicuous specific outlay of 108.9 kW (148.0 hp) per liter. Driveability is impressive. The rise torque of 465 Nm (343.0 lb-ft) is already accessible during 1,625 rpm and stays consistent by 5,550 rpm. The scurry from 60 to 100 km/h (37.3 to 62.1 mph) in fourth rigging takes usually 4.1 seconds; it takes usually 5.8 seconds to go from 80 to 120 km/h (49.7 to 74.6 mph) in fifth gear.

The 2.5 TFSI catapults a new Audi RS 3 Sportback to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) from a station start in 4.3 seconds – a best in a class. Acceleration is electronically capped during 250 km/h (155.3 mph). Top speed can be optionally lifted to 280 km/h (174.0 mph), that is also singular in a compress sports automobile segment. In a NEDC, a entry-level RS indication consumes usually 8.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (29.0 mph), 10 percent reduction than a predecessor. This corresponds to 189 grams CO2 per kilometer (304.2 g/mi). A recuperation system, a demand-controlled oil siphon and a newly grown start-stop complement that turns off a engine shortly before a automobile comes to a stop minister to this. The emissions rating is Euro 6.

Just 49 centimeters (19.3 in) long, a five-cylinder is really short. It weighs approximately 180 kilograms (396.8 lb). Its crankcase is done of vermicular graphite expel iron, an intensely strong, nonetheless lightweight material. Perfectly placed reinforcements raise a block’s loadability. A tiny group of specifically lerned experts build a 2.5 TFSI by palm during a Audi engine plant in Győr, Hungary.

The turbocharger, that develops adult to 1.3 bar of assign pressure, has a fanciful throughput of 1,100 kilograms (2,425.1 lb) of atmosphere per hour. The intercooler lowers a feverishness of a dense air. The interplay of turbocharging and approach injection enables a high 10.0:1 application ratio and together good efficiency. Flaps in a intake plural means a inflowing atmosphere to rotate. The camshafts, any of that can be practiced by 42 degrees of camshaft angle, serve optimize a mixture.

Seven-speed S tronic
The customary seven-speed S tronic transfers a energy of a 2.5 TFSI around 3 shafts – one expostulate missile and dual outlay shafts. Like all dual-clutch transmissions, it comprises dual prejudiced gearboxes. The approach changeable routine takes place lightning-fast and with no obvious stop of energy by concurrently opening and shutting both clutches. New minute solutions for stuffing a clutches with oil and a interplay with a engine make rigging changes faster than ever. With a Audi expostulate name complement in energetic mode, any change is accompanied by double-clutching.

The motorist of a new Audi RS 3 Sportback can name between dual involuntary modes for a seven-speed S tronic or change manually regulating a change paddles on a steering circle or a selector lever. The launch control complement provides for optimal traction and minimal tire trip when sprinting from a station start. The revoke gears are sportily short; seventh rigging is high to revoke fuel consumption. A plug-connected angle expostulate connects a ultra-compact gearbox with a column missile – a settlement that displays intelligent lightweight construction down to a final detail.

quattro permanent all-wheel drive
The quattro permanent all-wheel expostulate complement transfers a energy of a 2.5 TFSI to a highway with autarchic ease. Its executive member is a electronically controlled, hydraulically activated multi-plate clutch. The newly grown partial is mounted during a behind spindle for reasons of spindle bucket distribution. The multi-plate purchase uses program tradition tailored for a Audi RS 3 Sportback. It distributes a accessible torque as indispensable to a front and behind axles in a blink of an eye. Depending on a pushing character and fellow of friction, between 50 and 100 percent of a accessible torque can be sent to a behind axle.

The electric pump, that develops a required oil vigour of max. 38 bar, is rarely efficient. It is activated immediately a present highway hold drops or a motorist adopts a sportier style. The weight of a purchase was reduced by 1.4 kilograms (3.1 lb) contra a prior chronicle by expelling a vigour accumulator. Another instance of targeted lightweight construction.

Control of a multi-plate purchase is integrated into a Audi expostulate name system. With a really competition configuration, it uses all handling-relevant information, such as a steering angle. In energetic mode and when a ESC Electronic Stabilization Control complement is set to competition mode, energy is eliminated earlier and in larger amounts to a behind spindle for even improved handling, giving a new Audi RS 3 Sportback really flexible and approach turn-in. This enables a motorist to even perform tranquil drifts on low-friction highway surfaces. The front spindle pulls a automobile behind onto a true line when exiting a bend.

Torque vectoring creates a doing of a Audi RS 3 Sportback even some-more perfect. During quick cornering, it somewhat brakes a interior wheels, that are underneath a reduced load. This enables both wheels on a spindle to send some-more energy to a road. Thanks to a disproportion in propulsive forces, a automobile turns somewhat into a dilemma and supports a driver’s sporty pushing style.

The framework complements a dynamics of a drivetrain perfectly. Precisely guided by a supportive steering, a new Audi RS 3 Sportback takes all forms of corners fast and stably. Its doing boundary are really high and facilely manageable.

The McPherson front cessation has been widened to a lane of 1,559 millimeters (5.1 ft) and includes specifically developed, high-strength aluminum focus bearings. The customary on-going steering varies a ratio between 15.3:1 and 10.9:1 as a duty of steering input. Its efficient, electromechanical servo boost works with an RS-typical characteristic.

The behind axle, that as a lane breadth of 1,514 millimeters (5.0 ft), is a four-link construction with rods of high-strength steel that hoop a longitudinal and parallel army separately. As with a front axle, these army are destined to a subframe. The frozen RS competition cessation lowers a physique by 25 millimeters (1.0 in) compared with a A3 Sportback. The Audi captivating float adaptive check complement is accessible as an option. Its government is integrated into a customary Audi expostulate name energetic doing system, that includes a modes comfort, auto, energetic and individual.

The dynamic, new tip indication of a A3 array rolls on 19-inch, expel aluminum wheels in five-arm rotor settlement with distance 235/35 tires. Audi offers machine-polished 19-inch wheels in matt titanium demeanour or high-gloss anthracite black. The tip tire choice includes distance 255/30 tires adult front and 235/35 during a rear.

The internally ventilated stop discs magnitude 370 millimeters (14.6 in) in hole during a front and 310 millimeters (12.2 in) during a rear. The front attrition rings underline a weight-saving call settlement and are seperated for limit feverishness dissipation. Pins bond them to aluminum stop caps, and they are gripped by eight-piston bound calipers embellished black (red optional) with RS logos.

One of a technologies that compute a new Audi RS 3 Sportback from a competitors are a discretionary CO fiber-ceramic stop discs on a front axle. They also magnitude 370 millimeters (14.6 in) and are gripped by anthracite gray calipers. The Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC) offers a competition mode and can also be wholly deactivated with an extended pull of a button.

Body and extraneous design
The power-to-weight ratio plays a really pivotal purpose in a sporty car. With a new Audi RS 3 Sportback, any hp has to pierce usually 4.14 kilograms (9.1 lb). The unsentimental five-door compress has a quell weight (without driver) of usually 1,520 kilograms (3,351.0 lb), 55 kilograms (121.3 lb) reduction than a predecessor.

The basement for this tip value is a Volkswagen Group’s modular cross settlement (MQB) with a despotic lightweight construction concept. The passenger dungeon contains many components of ultra-high-strength, hot-shaped steel, and a engine hood is done of aluminum. The course of a engine in multiple with a multi-plate purchase and a battery, that are located in front of and behind a behind axle, respectively, contributes to a auspicious spindle bucket distribution.

The new tip indication in a A3 array reveals a intensity during initial glance. The Singleframe grille facilities a high-gloss black, honeycomb-look grille and a support in matt aluminum look. The assign atmosphere flows in by a atmosphere estuary next a permit image frame. The vast atmosphere inlets framed by confidant contours yield atmosphere to a engine’s supplemental radiator and a delivery oil cooler. The blade integrated into a front apron extends ceiling into a atmosphere inlets to form a straight dividing bar.

Viewed in profile, a widened front fenders, chiseled side sills, matt aluminum-look counterpart housings and a vast roof spoiler of a Audi RS 3 Sportback immediately locate a eye. A conspicuous bumper, high-gloss black diffuser insert with honeycomb grille and 4 bars and dual large, oval tailpipes make for a confidant rear. RS 3 badges accoutre a Singleframe grille and a behind hatch.

Dedicated individualists can sequence additional features, including a CO engine cover. The matt aluminum and shimmer black styling packages are also quite attractive. Besides extraneous sum with particular surface, they also embody a quattro trademark in titanium gray in a atmosphere inlet. The 8 paint finishes embody dual new shades: Nardo gray and Catalunya red, metallic. The latter tone is disdainful to a Audi RS 3 Sportback.

Interior and Equipment
The interior of a new Audi RS 3 Sportback is in sporty black and accentuated with RS badges. The competition seats are lonesome in Fine Nappa leather with resisting stitching in stone gray. Wrapped in leather and Alcantara, a RS multifunction competition steering circle is flattened during a bottom, and a selector pull also facilities a quite sporty design. The motorist information complement includes a boost vigour indicator, an oil feverishness sign and a path timer.

Fine sum turn out a atmosphere of dynamics and unusual craftsmanship. The pedals and footrest are done of immaculate steel; a doorway trim inserts are Alcantara. As is standard for RS models, a doorway openers are slim double bars and a inlays are in 3D-design “Black” (optionally accessible in Aluminum Race or carbon). The dials in a RS instrument cluster are black, a needles red and a beam white. High-quality applications in shimmer anthracite black support a instruments.

Standard apparatus in a new Audi RS 3 Sportback also includes a parking complement and and a MMI radio. Options embody S competition seats with solid pattern, embossed logos and discretionary light-colored upholstery, and for a initial time in a compress shred a newly grown RS bucket seats with integrated side airbags and a CO chair shell, that are 7 kilograms (15.4 lb) lighter than a simple competition seat. Another appealing choice is a RS 3 interior settlement package with red accents on a knee pad, a atmosphere vents, a building mats and a chair belts. This tone also shimmers by a perforations of a S competition seats.

The infotainment and motorist assistance systems from a A3 series, including MMI navigation and with MMI touch, are accessible though limitation in a new tip model. The comfort and preference package includes facilities such as power-adjustable and exhilarated front seats, four-way lumbar supports, automatically dimming extraneous mirrors and a light and sleet sensor.

Deliveries of a absolute five-door indication are scheduled to start in summer 2015. The prior indication was already a clever seller; Audi expects a new RS 3 Sportback to also be a good success. With this model, quattro GmbH, a high-performance auxiliary that develops and builds a sporty spearheads in a AUDI AG product portfolio, now has 7 RS models on a marketplace – The RS 3 Sportback, a RS Q3 and a RS 4 Avant* and a RS 5 Coupé*, a RS 5 Cabriolet*, a RS 6 Avant* and a RS 7 Sportback*.

*Fuel expenditure of a models named above:

Audi RS 3 Sportback:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 8.1** (29.0 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 189** (304.2 g/mi)

Audi A3 Sportback:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 7.0 – 3.3** (33.6 – 71.3 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 162 – 88** (260.7 – 141.6 g/mi)

Audi A3 family:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 7.1 – 3.2** (33.1 – 73.5 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 165 – 85** (265.5 – 136.8 g/mi)

Audi RS Q3:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 8.6 – 8.4** (27.4 – 28.0 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 203 – 198** (326.7 – 318.7 g/mi)

Audi RS 4 Avant:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 10.7** (22.0 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 249** (400.7 g/mi)

Audi RS 5 Coupé:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 10.5** (22.4 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 246** (395.9 g/mi)

Audi RS 5 Cabriolet:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 10.7** (22.0 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 249** (400.7 g/mi)

Audi RS 6 Avant:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 9.6** (24.5 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 223** (358.9 g/mi)

Audi RS 7 Sportback:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 9.5** (24.8 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 221** (355.7 g/mi)

**The fuel expenditure and a CO2 emissions of a car change due to a choice of wheels and tires. They not usually count on a fit function of a fuel by a vehicle, though are also shabby by pushing function and other non-technical factors.