2018 Audi RS3 Exterior, Interior Review

Friday, May 19th 2017. | Audi

The 2018 Audi RS3. let’s take a look with any Audi performance model that bares the RS badge.

 

The 2018 Audi RS3 Engine Review

The first thing you’re wondering about what is going on underneath the hood so the rs3 had a pretty nice 2 liter turbocharged four-cylinder 292 horsepower over the rs3 has a motor that a lot of enthusiasts won. this is a 2.5 liter turbocharged 5 cylinder that puts out a nice even 400 horsepower.

Now if you’re counting that’s more horsepower than the Mercedes cla45 and the BMW m2 and of course because it’s an Audi it goes through their Quattro all-wheel drive system going up through a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

 

The 2018 Audi RS3 Top Speed

Now this combination how he says is good for 0-60 in 3.9 seconds which makes it roughly almost a full second faster than the s3 so those of you who wanted more Howdy’s definitely has your number with the all-new 2018 Audi RS3.

 

The 2018 Audi RS3 Design

Now looking at the design of this 2018 Audi RS3, you can see the front end has a nice more aggressive look to it now Audi did refresh the a3 lineup for 2016 we’ve got a new front end with new headlights LED accented there’s full LED headlights are available and with any Quattro model you have a slightly updated grille with this kind of honeycomb finish and then the Quattro badge going across the middle kind of let you know this is the performance model.

Overall I think it looks good especially handsome in this very bright shade of blue I think it goes really well with the overall lines of this 2018 Audi RS3. Now if you want to follow me over and look at the rest of the proportions the 2018 Audi RS3 is only available in a sedan here in the US I believe in other countries they offer as a hatch wish that was coming but apparently Americans just don’t like hatchbacks.

 

The 2018 Audi RS3 Exterior

Now looking at the wheels Algy does out he does pretty beautiful wheel designs and this is no exception they’re 19 inch wheels they’re 255 series in diameter so they are larger which is what you get on the standard s3 which is definitely necessary.

Another indication of the performance out of these aluminium mirror cabs which look great on overall I think this is one handsome sedan it definitely has aged well it does extremely well on the market I think this is definitely one of the best looking small and to get out there for the money.

Now at the rear I have to say I’m not really a fan of the new taillights when they refresh this I mean there’s still throw LEDs but I don’t really like how they change the reverse signals here I just think it means something a little bit more updated a little bit more premium it just looks a little bit too like too much like an economy car for me I don’t really like the new taillight.

The exhaust tips however are very nice they’re dual outlets they’re much larger there are black and finish then you have the same rear diffuser just like the front to kind of give it a more aggressive look. now when the a3 first came to market some of you some people wondered if it was too inexpensive or an Audi and of course for the rs3 the companies made some nice changes to differentiate from the rest of the Audi line.

 

The 2018 Audi RS3 Interior

You can see this interior definitely looks sporty it’s a little bit too monotone for me I kind of wish it had a little bit more contrast errs although there’s some contrasting stitching and then some diamond pattern in the seats but they are a little bit more aggressively bolstered of course.

Now getting inside this vehicle it definitely feels a little bit lower versus the standard s3 and the steering wheel is also unique to the 2018 Audi RS3 it’s black bottom I like the Alcantara on the bolsters I showed you guys the RS5¬†where it had full Alcantara I definitely prefer this setup it has these nice paddle shifters the materials in here are pretty nice you have carbon fibre you have some soft touch plastics here and then you have a pop-up MMI display here which is definitely on the older designs all the newer Audi’s have gone to just a fixed screen.

 

The 2018 Audi RS3 Price

I actually really like the pop-up it is a smaller screen so keep that in mind this 2018 Audi RS3 design is starting to get a little bit older compared to some of the newer Audi products luckily you still have the new interface out here with the you know handwriting pad on the kind of my controller and then you have the a version of Audi’s virtual cockpit display they added that to the AC line last year now Ali says that this rs3 will be available later this year and they’ve already announced pricing this 2018 Audi RS3 starts at fifty-five thousand eight hundred which is about two grand more than what you pay for a CLA 45 or an m2 now is it worth that extra two grand well if you want to have the most power you want to have all-wheel drive a DS Quattro system.