Audi RS3 RS 3 TFSI Quattro 5dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound] Review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£52,095
Review

A proper performance car in a hatchback (or saloon) body. Staggering performance and grip, and the five-cylinder engine sounds wonderful. It isn’t cheap and some rivals are more playful through the corners, but otherwise tough to fault.

We’d avoid the entry-level RS3 because it misses some important features, including the RS sports exhaust, and will be less desirable on the used market in years to come. If you do choose this trim, make sure you add at least adaptive suspension and the RS sports exhaust.

The latest RS3 uses the same basic 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine as its predecessors – and that’s great news because it’s an absolute cracker. Its maximum 394bhp isn’t quite a match for the Mercedes A45 AMG, but it’s still a huge amount for a car of this size and delivers true performance-car pace.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH3.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

31.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

282

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

205

g/km

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