Audi has revealed the pricing and specifications of the new RS3 at a launch held at Taupo Motorsport Park today.
The RS3 will come to New Zealand as a single model that costs $99,900.
Priced to face squarely up against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, the RS3 packs similar numbers to the Mercedes hot hatch, with its turbocharged 2.5-litre 5-cylinder engine pumping out an impressive 270kW of power and 465Nm of torque.
With a zero to 100km/h acceleration time of 4.3 seconds, the RS3 pumps its power through all four wheels courtesy of Audi’s quattro AWD system.
The RS3 comes standard with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, 19-inch alloy wheels, magnetic ride damper control, RS sports suspension, an RS sports exhaust, sports seats, xenon headlights and a leather multi-function RS flat-bottomed steering wheel.
We will post a full report on the RS3 following the launch.