Audi has officially unveiled the RS3 Sportback. It features a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with 367 PS (270 kW) and 465 Nm (342 lb-ft) of torque.

Audi has officially unveiled the RS3 Sportback.

Billed as a "world-beating car" with a "class-conquering engine," the RS3 Sportback features an aggressive front fascia with large air intakes and a quattro-branded grille. The sporty styling continues further back as the model has faux aluminum mirror caps, a reduced ride height and a new rear bumper with a gloss black diffuser. Other notable highlights include a dual exhaust system and 19-inch alloy wheels.

The cabin largely carries over but comes nicely equipped with Nappa leather sport seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and contrast stitching. There's also stainless steel pedals and 3D Design Black, Aluminum Race or carbon fiber trim.

A 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine resides under the hood and produces 367 PS (270 kW) and 465 Nm (342 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed S tronic transmission and a quattro all-wheel drive system which enables the hatchback to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.3 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h) - or 174 mph (280 km/h) upon request.

Speaking of performance, the model comes with a sport-tuned suspension, a wider track and an Audi drive select adaptive dynamics system. There's also high-performance brakes and a progressive steering system which is capable of varying its ratio between 15.3:1 and 10.9:1. If that's not hardcore enough, customers can order carbon ceramic brakes and an adaptive damper system.

The RS 3 Sportback will go on sale in the United Kingdom in March and the first deliveries are scheduled for next summer.

Check out the press release for additional information


Audi RS3 Sportback revealed with 367 PS