The flared wheel arches, wide body and 10-spoke 19” alloys give the RS3 the right air of power and purpose to claim its title as an everyday sportscar. Up front, the huge gloss black honeycomb grille and large air intakes make for an aggressive stance, and you’ll spot a diffuser insert and two big oval tailpipes at the rear. There’s also two new paint colours to choose from for your RS3: Kyalami Green and Kemora Grey. Inside, the racing-inspired set-up hints at the power that bubbles beneath the surface. RS sport seats come as standard and are available in Nappa leather with RS stitching, whilst the carbon-fibre instrument panel and flat bottomed sport steering wheel appear depending on your chosen trim. For an even sleeker interior, you can opt for a design package which incorporates red or green seat stitching, seat belts, dashboard trims, and floor mats.


Making a statement, the new wedge-shaped headlights feature LED technology. You can upgrade these to Matrix LED lights, which illuminate in the shape of a chequered flag and display RS3 lettering when you lock and unlock the car. The range of RS driving modes available turns the RS3 into a performance-focused, track-ready sportscar to a comfortable hatchback or saloon suited for everyday driving, whilst the RS sports exhaust system lets out roaring acoustics, making the RS3 sound just as brilliant as you hope it would.

Performance & Technology

The RS3’s 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine has a max top speed of 180mph (if you opt for the RS Dynamic pack, which also adds carbon ceramic brakes), producing a whopping 395bhp and 500Nm of torque. This power reaches the road via quattro all-wheel drive with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, hitting 62mph from a standstill in just 3.8 seconds. The RS Torque Splitter with drift mode comes as standard and electronically sends torque to either rear wheel, improving the handling. This car isn’t just pleasing on the eyes, it’s also exhilarating to drive with maximum agility and dynamic response. The RS3’s interior is based on the sophisticated set-up found in the S3. Featuring a 12.3” Audi Virtual Cockpit, the all-new Audi RS3 Sportback and Saloon make you feel like a racing driver. There’s also the 10” MMI Navigation Plus system and RS specific screen, displaying torque, G-Force and other performance stats.


Audi has packed the RS3 Sportback and Saloon with a whole host of safety features such as anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), traction control system, and advanced airbag protection system. The RS3 also benefits from a range of its latest driver assistance tech, although the more advanced programmes are optional. The tech on offer includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Active Lane Assist, Pre Sense: Basic, Parking System Plus, Blind-Spot Monitoring, and Side Assist.