The Audi A3 sedan is one of Audi's most popular models, as a sport and accessible entry point to the manufacturer's lineup. Its RS 3 variant plays a similar role in the lineup of Audi's high-performance subsidiary, Audi Sport GmbH. While we don't receive all of Audi's RS variants here in the US, we were fortunate to get the RS 3 when it launched a few years ago. And now, after taking the 2021 model year off, the Audi RS 3 returns for an all-new generation, bringing legendary performance in a pint-sized package. Here's a quick overview of a few of its notable attributes.

  • A Symphony of Performance: The Audi RS 3 utilizes Audi's unique five-cylinder engine with a distinct 1-2-4-5-3 firing order. The result is a high-revving powerplant with a sonorous and unmistakable exhaust note. The 401-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter straight-five pairs with a sporty seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, enabling the RS 3 to gallop to 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.4 seconds.

  • Enhanced Agility: The RS 3 complements its blitzing acceleration with ultra-engaging handling and confidence-inspiring control. And the second-gen model takes its agility to the next level, exhibiting Audi's first implementation of an RS Torque Splitter. Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system works with the RS Torque Splitter to enable fully variable torque distribution between the rear wheels, resulting in improved handling in wet conditions and even better control during fast cornering.

  • Engaging Interior Design: The all-new RS 3's is eminently driver-focused, offering an immersive experience with its brilliant 12.3-inch virtual cockpit. Audi's fully digital gauge cluster features a new "RS Runway" design in the RS 3, displaying pertinent performance data "in a manner that visually resembles an airplane runway." Elsewhere in the cabin, the 8-way power-adjustable front sport seats come wrapped in fine Nappa leather with RS embossing and sporty RS-specific honeycomb stitching. And the leather-wrapped RS sport multifunction steering wheel features a dedicated button for RS-exclusive drive modes, RS Performance and RS Individual.

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The exciting high-performance Audi RS 3 is set to launch later this summer for the 2022 model year. If you'd like to learn more about the upcoming Audi RS 3 and its available package options and reservation opportunities, please feel free to contact Audi Chantilly at your convenience. And if you'd like to explore any of the models currently in our new Audi inventory, we welcome you to visit us here on Stonecroft Center Ct, where you can get behind the wheel for a test drive. We'll be happy to show you around.

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