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autoviva2017-02-13 18:53:27

Audi RS3 Sportback facelift unveiled ahead of Geneva

New RS3 hatchback is more powerful and faster than ever

 
 
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Audi RS3 Sportback is 33hp more powerful than its predecessor

At this year's Geneva Motor Show in March, AudiAudiAudiGermany, 1909 > present81 models
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will be unveiling the facelift of the RS3 SportbackRS3 SedanAudi RS3 SedanGermany, 2016 > present3 photos
. The BMW M140i xDrive and Mercedes-Benz A45 4Matic rival follows the same updates as the RS3 SedanRS3 SedanAudi RS3 SedanGermany, 2016 > present3 photos
adopting a re-engineered variant of AudiAudiAudiGermany, 1909 > present81 models
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’s turbocharged five-cylinder direct-injection petrol engine.

400hp engine powers the new RS3 Sportback

 
The new hot-hatchback RS3 SportbackRS3 SedanAudi RS3 SedanGermany, 2016 > present3 photos
gets a heavily revised five-cylinder 2.5-litre petrol. It gets a lighter but stiffer aluminium crankcase and a new dual injection process. The result is more 33hp than its predecessorRS3 SportbackAudi RS3 SportbackGermany, 2015 > present2 photos
to a total output of 400hp. Torque has also grown to 480Nm.
 
Thanks to this engine the RS3 SportbackRS3 SedanAudi RS3 SedanGermany, 2016 > present3 photos
coupled with a seven-speed double clutch S-Tronic gearbox can reach the 100km/h mark in 4.1 seconds, 0.2 seconds less than the previous RS3 SportbackRS3 SportbackAudi RS3 SportbackGermany, 2015 > present2 photos
. The top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h, but can be increased to 280km/h if required by the customer.
 

Design updates on the Audi RS3 Sportback

 
The new Audi RS3 SportbackRS3 SedanAudi RS3 SedanGermany, 2016 > present3 photos
has also received an updated design. It includes a new front bumper which incorporates a reworked six-corner grille and includes a restyled high gloss black honeycomb insert and a larger frame in brushed aluminium.  Larger air ducts and a more prominent splitter have also been added.
 
In line with other facelifted variants of the A3, the new RS3 SportbackRS3 SedanAudi RS3 SedanGermany, 2016 > present3 photos
 has also received new-shaped headlamps with LED projectors as standard. AudiAudiAudiGermany, 1909 > present81 models
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’s matrix LED units are available as an option.
 
The rear of the RS3 SportbackRS3 SedanAudi RS3 SedanGermany, 2016 > present3 photos
 has also been modified and gets a restyled bumper with a new diffuser and oval tailpipes. The spoiler on top of the tailgate has also been tweaked as well as the tail lamp lenses.
 

Audi RS Q8 concept also heading to Geneva

 
It also looks like AudiAudiAudiGermany, 1909 > present81 models
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is giving another go with its flagship preview Q8Q8 ConceptAudi Q8 ConceptGermany, 2017 > 20173 photos
. This time the German brand will be unveiling a high-performance variant concept: RS Q8. The concept should have an output above 600hp. More details should be revealed in the upcoming weeks.
 
The RS Q8 will follow the design cues from the Q8 concept revealed in January at NAIAS.
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