• Audi RS3 Sportback

    Audi RS3 Sportback -

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  • Audi RS3 Sportback

    Audi RS3 Sportback -

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Key facts

2017 Audi RS3 Sportback information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4335 mm
How heavy?
1585 kg
What size engine?
2.5 litre, 2480 cm3
How many cylinders?
5, Straight
How much power?
400 PS / 394.5 bhp / 294 kW @ 5850-7000 rpm
How much torque?
480 Nm / 354 / 48.9 kgm @ 1700-5850 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 4.1 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph
How economical?
11.3/6.6/8.3 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
189.0 CO2 g/km


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2017 Audi RS3 Sportback technical specifications


The Audi RS3 Sportback is an all wheel drive car, with its engine placed in the front, and a 5 door hatchback body.
Power is produced by a double overhead camshaft, 2.5 litre turbocharged 5 cylinder engine, with 4 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 394.5 bhp (400 PS/294 kW) at 5850-7000 rpm and 480 N·m (354 lb·ft/48.9 kgm) at 1700-5850 rpm respectively.
The engine drives the wheels by means of a 7 speed automatic 'box.
Its quoted weight at the kerb is 1585 kg.
Maximum speed quoted is 250 km/h, which is 155 mph, official fuel consumption figures are 11.3/6.6/8.3 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 189.0 g/km.
2017 Audi RS3 Sportback data
2017 Audi RS3 Sportback data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2631 103.6
Track/tread (front) 1559 61.4
Track/tread (rear) 1514 59.6
Length 4335 170.7
Width 1800 70.9
Height 1411 55.6
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.65
Kerb weight 1585 kg 3494 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.345
Frontal area 2.16
CdA 0.75
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Audi
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 5
Capacity 2.5 litre
2480 cc
(151.339 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82.5 × 92.8 mm
3.25 × 3.65 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.89
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
20 valves in total
maximum power output 400 PS (394.5 bhp) (294 kW)
at 5850-7000 rpm
Specific output 159.1 bhp/litre
2.61 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 480 Nm (354 ft·lb) (48.9 kgm)
at 1700-5850 rpm
Specific torque 193.55 Nm/litre
2.34 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system direct petrol injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 2432.2 kPa (352.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 496 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 4.1 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 252.36 PS/g
185.6 kW/g
248.9 bhp/ton
0.11 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.39 kg/kW
9 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 11.3/6.6/8.3 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km11.3/6.6/8.3 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre8.8/15.2/12.0 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG25.0/42.8/34.0 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG20.8/35.6/28.3 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 189.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 192.56 g/km
VED band (UK) J
CO2 Effizienz (DE) E
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels all wheel drive  
Torque split
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 235/35 R 19
Tyres rear 235/35 R 19
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 7 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.64
Final drive ratio 3.45
general ID510026
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 21.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2017 Audi RS3 Sportback added 2017-02-10.
Last modified 2017-02-10.

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