Audi has disclosed pricing details for the UK-spec RS3 Sportback which kicks off at £39,950 OTR.

Audi has disclosed pricing details for the UK-spec RS3 Sportback which kicks off at £39,950 OTR.

About two months ago Audi unveiled the highly anticipated RS3 in Sportback form and shortly after that we managed to find out it will cost €56,600 at home in Germany. Now, the company's UK division has announced the high-powered five-door hatchback will be available on order starting next month from £39,950 OTR.

For this money you will be getting a "world-beating car" as described by Audi which features a "class-conquering engine" in the form a 5-cylinder 2.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine unleashing 367 HP (270 kW) and 465 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque. All that power is channeled to a quattro AWD setup through a 7-speed S tronic gearbox enabling the RS3 Sportback hit 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in 4.3 seconds and an electronically-capped top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). Upon request, clients can ask Audi to raise the limiter to 174 mph (280 km/h).

It comes as standard with 19-inch alloy wheels and LED headlights (+ daytime running lights) while inside the cabin it gets sport seats wrapped around in Fine Nappa leather upholstery with rock grey stitching. There’s also a flat-bottomed RS steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, Alcantara door inserts as well as gloss anthracite black accents.

At an additional cost, customers can order RS bucket seats which will shave off 7 kg (15.4 lbs) from the car's weight. Other optional goodies include RS3 interior design package with red accents on the seats, air vents, knee pads, seatbelts and floor mats while MMI navigation plus with MMI touch is also available.

Audi UK says they will kick off deliveries this summer.

Check out the attached press release for further details.

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