Performance DNA.

The perfect blend of high-performance, superb handling and premium appointment reach all-new levels in the third generation Audi RS 3 Sportback. More powerful than ever before and boasting a wealth of design, technological and equipment improvements, this performance compact five-door, offers track level performance in a car that can be driven every day.

The essence of RS

Like the overall design, the rear of the RS 3 Sportback is subtle yet leaving no doubt as to the character of the car. The large oval tailpipes are a dead giveaway as to its performance retention, as is the roof mounted spoiler, LED rear lights and robust rear diffuser. Yet practicality is not sacrificed for sport, the rear tailgate opening with a foot gesture for ease of access when your hands are full.

Setting the pace of performance

The extraordinary performance of the RS 3 Sportback is a result of its legendary five-cylinder powerplant, an engine revered in motorsport circles and refined over years to its present incarnation. From its distinctive roar to its outstanding driving dynamics, the 2.5-litre TFSI engine never fails to excite in every driving situation.

Unmistakably RS

Every detail of the RS 3 Sportback speaks to its sporting prowess. From the RS-specific side sills with their gloss black inserts, to the RS 3-exclusive diffuser insert also in gloss black, each detail performs a function and adds to the stunning whole.

Interior excellence

The interior of the RS 3 mirrors the sport-oriented feel and finish of the exterior, perfectly illustrating the highest values for which the RS range are famous. From the highest quality materials and workmanship to the seamless integration of the RS-specific functions within the Audi virtual cockpit, every aspect of the interior is carefully considered and beautifully executed.

Performance at a glance

Even at speed, monitoring important vehicle information is integral to the driver-oriented cockpit. With RS Sport, Performance and Runway display options, performance outputs like power, torque, g meter and lap timer can be appraised with a glance at the high-resolution 12.3-inch colour display.