2022 Audi RS3

2022 Audi RS3

Welcome to the third stanza in Audi’s ongoing love affair with its multi-award-winning 2.5-litre 5cyl engine, and the car that’s wrapped around it. The new RS3 is now the only hot hatch to have more than four cylinders; all five kick out 395bhp and 369lb ft of torque. With launch control engaged, though, this new RS3 will do 0–62mph in 3.8 seconds – three-tenths quicker than the outgoing RS3.


You still get a 7spd dual-clutcher and 4WD. Plus, there’s a torque splitter as standard; a device that does away with the rear diff, and in its place adds an electronic multi-disc clutch on each driveshaft. So each wheel gets the right amount of torque for any given situation, and one extremely fun one… Yes, most importantly, it means the new RS3 will officially drift. Prices in the UK start from £50,900 for the hatch (Sportback) and £51,900 for the saloon.

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