2012 Audi RS 3 Sportback

March 9, 2011 Categorized under Audi - No Comment

2012 Audi RS 3 Sportback

Audi has added a new model to the RS series: the 2012 Audi RS 3 Sportback. Its engine boasts five cylinders and turbocharging technology. From a displacement of 2.5 liters come 250 kW (340 hp) of power and 450 Nm (331.90 lb-ft) of torque, with an average fuel consumption of just 9.1 liters of fuel per 100 km (25.85 US mpg).

Equipped with a seven-speed S tronic and Quattro permanent all-wheel drive, the Audi RS 3 Sportback also comes with 19-inch wheels and fender made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP).

The 2012 Audi RS 3 Sportback rockets from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.6 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155.34 mph). Even so the Audi RS 3 Sportback, weighing in at only 1,575 kilograms, uses on average just 9.1 liters of fuel per 100 km (25.85 US mpg) ad emits 212 g CO2 per km (341.18 g/mile).

On the Audi RS 3 Sportback, the compact seven-speed S tronic transmits power from the five-cylinder engine via three shafts: one drive shaft and two output shafts. The driver can operate the seven-gear S tronic in two automatic modes and one manual mode. Gears are shifted using the paddles on the steering wheel or the selector lever. The launch control system manages the sprint from a dead stop, furnishing explosive turbo power with minimal tire slip.

2012 Audi RS 3 Sportback Picture
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2012 Audi RS 3 Sportback Specifications
2012 Audi RS 3 Sportback

The stiff body lays the cornerstone for the Audi RS 3 Sportback’s precise handling; the chassis is what makes it happen. The four-link rear suspension – with a track measuring 1,528 millimeters (60.16 inches) – is anchored to a subframe and features high-strength-steel control arms that allow it to handle longitudinal and lateral forces separately.

Widened to a 1,564-millimeter (61.57-inch) track, the front suspension for Audi RS 3 Sportback is a McPherson strut construction, also with a separate subframe. Key components of the construction are made of aluminum.

Coil springs and redesigned shock absorbers provide the vertical support. The sports suspension lowers the body of the Audi RS 3 Sportback by 25 millimeters (0.98 inch) compared with the A3. The new range-topping model in the A3 series boasts 19-inch cast aluminum wheels fitted with 235/35 series tires at the front and 225/35 at the rear. The wheels come standard with machine-polished titanium-look styling, but are optionally available in black with a red rim flange.

The Audi RS 3 Sportback comes with standard equipments including the Sport button, rear parking system, climate control, chorus radio system, and xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights. Optional features offered for the Audi RS 3 Sportback includes: front bucket seats, roof rails in matt aluminum look, and styling packages in black or matt aluminum.

Deliveries of the Audi RS 3 Sportback will begin in early 2011. The base price in Germany will be 49,900 euros.

2012 Audi RS 3 Sportback
2012 Audi RS 3 Sportback

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