You'd know this was an RS 3, whether in Sportback hatch or alternative Saloon form. In the front, the wide RS bumper, the redesigned Singleframe with its distinctive honeycomb grille, and the large air intakes give this compact sports car an expressive appearance. This Audi comes with flat, wedge-shaped LED headlights and an eye-catching additional air outlet decorates wheel arches housing 19-inch rims. The motorsports-inspired finishing touches include the redesigned RS-specific rear bumper with integrated diffuser and the RS exhaust system with two large oval tailpipes.
Inside, you get RS sport seats with RS embossing and anthracite contrast stitching. Which position you perfectly in front of a threespoke RS Sport multi-functional leather steering wheel with a flattened bottom. It features built-in, high-quality die-cast zinc shift paddles and through it, you view the standard 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit plus instrument screen. This displays the revs in the form of a bar graph and shows power and torque as percentages. In addition, the instrument screen includes displays for g-forces, lap times and acceleration from 0100 km/h, 0-200 km/h, quarter-mile, and eighth of a mile.
The 10.1-inch touch display on the centre stack includes what is referred to as the "RS Monitor," which displays the coolant, engine, and transmission oil temperatures as well as tyre pressures. Also available for the first time for the Audi RS 3 is a head-up display that projects relevant information onto the windscreen in the driver's direct line of sight in addition to the shift light indicator.
Otherwise, it's just as in an S3. There's reasonable room for a couple of adults on the back seat. And as in an S3, boot space is rated at 370-litres for the saloon or 325-litres for the Sportback, the latter offering a seats-down total of 1,145-litres.