2018 Audi RS3 Sedan First Look, Now Comes To The US

Mar 23, 2017 04:00 AM EDT | Lasitha

Audi's Quattro is making its big entry into the U.S. The famed RS3 will get a face-lift and a new, lightweight five-cylinder turbo motor. It will crunch out 332 pound-feet of torque and 400 horsepower. It will be in America that it will come in a crisply styled three-box sedan.

The RS3 has a 2.5-liter five-cylinder. This will hurl it to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds. This is chiefly because of the launch control. The car can zoom up to 155-mph which can be raised to 174. The awesome engine of the car is quite loud. It is not just loud. It is very loud.

The car has a clean, crisp, and sharp interior. Its main feature is the 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit multimedia screen-cum-speedo. It is complete with a new RS mode.

The unique front seats have the manual adjustment to save weight and height. They're diamond quilted with contrast stitching. The five-seat sedan has a decent luggage capacity, reported Auto Blog.

The car boasts of an all-wheel-drive system. It will have a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. The dampers are suited constantly variable magnetic ride dampers. This is all set to replace the base fixed-rate steel spring-and-damper setup.

The car is much lighter too. It has shed 57 pounds from its predecessor over the front axle. Replacing a part of the car with aluminum made it lose a little more weight and another 40 pounds by using a magnesium oil pan. More weight is minimized by hollow-boring the crankshaft, reported Driving.

The car also has a seven-speed dual clutch transmission further along the powertrain. After this, it gets to the hang-on rear differential. This will reduce up to 1,475 lb-ft of torque. It runs a simple-to-use launch control system.

The car is super smooth on the winding roads. It shifts smoothly in Comfort and the default Auto mode, but quickly and proactively in Dynamic. It literally grabs the lower gears under braking and holds on to them until the car straightens on the exits.

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