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2015 Audi RS 3 Sportback delivers 367 hp

Audi RS 3 Sportback 2015Audi presents the most powerful car in the premium compact segment. The new Audi RS 3 Sportback produces 270 kW (367 hp) and delivers 465 Nm (343.0 lb-ft) of torque to the crankshaft.

The 2.5 TFSI in the new Audi RS 3 Sportback guarantees to thrill with immense pulling power, eager revving and its own unique acoustic experience. The throaty roar and snarl backed by the rhythm of the 1 – 2 – 4 – 5 – 3 five-cylinder ignition sequence is the classic Audi soundtrack. Two flaps in the exhaust pipes downstream of the muffler control the exhaust flow to provide for an even more intensive sound experience that varies with engine load and speed. The driver can control these flaps via the Audi drive select system. The RS exhaust system is designed for high flow. For the first time in this segment, Audi offers a sport exhaust system as an option.

Powerful five-cylinder engines have a long tradition at Audi. During the 1980s, they powered the Audi rally cars, touring cars and production models to the front of the pack. The first RS model, the RS 2 from 1994, also had such an engine. The five‑cylinder made its comeback in 2009 in the Audi TT RS; it made its way into the Audi RS 3 Sportback in 2011 and two years later into the RS Q3.

The five-cylinder unit produces 270 kW (367 hp) from a displacement of 2,480 cc: a remarkable specific output of 108.9 kW (148.0 hp) per liter. The peak torque of 465 Nm (343.0 lb-ft) is already available at 1,625 rpm and remains constant through 5,550 rpm. The sprint from 60 to 100 km/h in fourth gear takes just 4.1 seconds. The 2.5 TFSI catapults the new Audi RS 3 Sportback to 100 km/h from a standing start in 4.3 seconds – the best in its class.

Acceleration is electronically capped at 250 km/h (155.3 mph). Top speed can be optionally raised to 280 km/h, which is also unique in the compact sports car segment. In the NEDC, the entry-level RS model consumes just 8.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (29.0 mph), ten percent less than its predecessor. This corresponds to 189 grams CO2 per kilometer (304.2 g/mi). A recuperation system, a demand-controlled oil pump and a newly developed start-stop system that turns off the engine shortly before the car comes to a stop contribute to this. The emissions rating is Euro 6.

 

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