Audi has released new images with the 2015 RS3 Sportback scheduled to go on sale in March (Europe only)
When Audi introduced its hot hatch RS3 “world-beating car” last month they only published a handful of photos showing the model in a Catalunya Red paint but thankfully more pics have now been released. Most of them show the RS3 wearing a Sepang Blue paint but in some of the attached pictures the car has a white livery suitable for the firm’s Winter Driving Experience while behind the wheel is none other than two-time DTM champion Mattias Eckström.
Then range-topping A3 model is equipped with a “class-conquering engine” taking the shape of a 2.5-liter, five-cylinder turbo developing 367 HP (270 kW) and 465 Nm (342 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is coupled to a seven-speed S tronic transmission sending power to a quattro all-wheel drive system which enables the RS3 to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.3 seconds on its way to a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). At an additional cost, Audi is willing to raise the electronic top speed limiter to 174 mph (280 km/h).
Speaking of costs, Audi hasn’t officially announced the starting price but a glitch on their German website showed a €56,600 sticker. We do know for sure order books will open in March ahead of customer deliveries set for the summer.