2016 Audi RS3

Audi will be in March at the Geneva Motor Show to present the new 2016 RS3. With this model, Audi wants to take full control of this class. The first models of 2016 Audi RS3 will be delivered to customers in the summer when sales officially started. The aim of the Audi is to take leading position from Mercedes A45 AMG, which is considered to previous years ultimatum car in its class.

2016 Audi RS3 front view

2016 Audi RS3 engine

The most important in this class is engine. The 2016 Audu RS3 powered by a 2.5 L turbo engine with 362 hp. This engine was used in the previous generation RS3, but is now output increased by an impressive 32 hp while the total torque is 465 Nm of torque. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h is just 4.3 seconds. If compared with the main competitor Mercedes A45 AMG develops 355 hp and 450 Nm of torque from the 2.0L turbo engine so far Audi in the lead. But Mercedes has already announced that it saves the upgraded A45 AMG until the end of 2015, so the advantage of Audi could briefly take. Maximum speed for the 2016 Audi RS3 is  limited to 250 km/h but Audi’s engineers can take off limit which the maximum speed jumps to 280 km/h.

2016 Audi RS3 inteior

2016 Audi RS3 redesign

On the design side no major changes. The 2016 Audi RS3 has kept most of the lines and it differs from the basic A3 by aggressive bumpers and 19-inch rims. The interior is enriched with sports seats, larger wheel and more standard equipment. For now it is difficult to conclude whether the RS3 better than the A45 AMG and it seems to us that the difference between the two cars is minimal. We should not forget other rivals BMW primarily so that we should wait for the end of the year to see who is leader in its class.

2016 Audi RS3 rear view

2016 Audi RS3 changes

When we talk about changes, the engineers of the German vehicle manufacturers have great attention to the MQB platform, which is lighter, so the vehicle weight reduced by 55 kg, but also firmer. What is expected in the future is the sedan version of the 2016 Audi RS3 model. Changes experienced and suspension where driver can adjust the suspension to four different ways, depending on driving conditions – from comfort to ride on the track.