Audi RS3 RS 3 TFSI 400 Quattro Audi Sport Ed 5dr S Tronic Review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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Review

The Audi RS3 isn’t the sharpest driving machine, but few hot hatches can match its all-weather pace and high quality interior. It’s also ridiculously rapid with an addictive exhaust note that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The only real issue is the frustrating automatic gearbox brought about by a 2019 facelift.

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Trim: Audi Sport Edition

Engine: RS 3 TFSI 400 Quattro Audi Sport Ed

Audi’s five-cylinder petrol is extremely powerful and makes a brilliant noise when pushed hard. It pulls from low revs, but doesn’t mind being revved out, while dialling it back will see fairly acceptable fuel economy for such a performance-orientated car. That said, it’s no eco model, and running costs for private and company buyers (if there are any) will be high.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH4.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

29.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

N/A

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

216

g/km

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