Notices
 

  

  • VW Audi Forum - The # 1 Volkswagen (VW) Group Forum

    VW Audi Forum - The #1 Volkswagen (VW) Forum Dedicated to the whole Volkswagen (VW) Group

    VW Audi Forum - The #1 Volkswagen (VW) Forum Dedicated to the whole Volkswagen (VW) Group of vehicles including Volkswagen (VW), Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Porsche

    Topics covered include Volkswagen (VW) Group news & reviews, owners gallery, advice and general information on everything related to the Volkswagen group of vehicles

    Including owners and enthusiats of Volkswagen (VW), Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti and Porsche

     
  • New 400ps RS 3 Saloon and Sportback now available



    Enhanced five-door RS Sportback is joined by all-new saloon variant in UK Audi Sport line-up


    • New RS 3 Saloon and Sportback models now available in the UK priced at £44,300 OTR and £45,250 OTR – first deliveries in September
    • 2.5 TFSI aluminium engine with 400PS and 480Nm of torque (354 lb-ft)
    • Both variants - 0-62mph in just 4.1 seconds and optional 174mph top speed
    • Wider track compared to the Audi A3 and signature RS design cues
    • Characterised by the world‘s most powerful series production five-cylinder engine


    High performance subsidiary Audi Sport has taken a two-pronged approach to bringing 400PS to the compact car segment for the first time – the latest iteration of the redoubtable Audi RS 3 is about to touch down in the UK in familiar five-door Sportback form but also now as a striking Saloon. Both versions are now available to order, the Sportback priced from £44,300 OTR and the Saloon from £45,250 OTR. Common to both is of course the most powerful five-cylinder engine ever to empower a series production Audi, its formidable output unlocking a 0-62mph time of just 4.1 seconds and 174mph potential in each case and its unique-in-class configuration guaranteeing a melodious accompaniment to every mile.

    The new, 26 kilogram-lighter 2.5 TFSI serves up 480 Nm (354.0 lb-ft) of torque alongside its mighty 400PS output, and makes all of it available at between 1,700 and 5,850 rpm. This is reflected in the 4.1-second sprint time and the top speed of 155mph which is achievable

    in both versions, the latter being extendable to 174mph on request. The unique sound of the five-cylinder unit intensifies the driving experience, and that sound can be modified at the touch of a button via the standard Audi drive select system with its Comfort, Dynamic, Auto
    and Individual modes.

    A seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission channels the power of the 2.5 TFSI to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, and the driver can adjust the shift points, and the proportion of torque directed rearwards, through Audi drive select. It also influences the operating characteristics of the progressive steering, engine management and adjustable exhaust flaps.

    Equipped to thrill


    A sophisticated MacPherson strut front and four-link rear suspension, wheel-selective torque control and RS-specific Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC) logic with higher thresholds also contribute to sound foundations for handling that is even more rewarding in this latest generation format. For drivers seeking the most intense RS experience, a bass-heavy RS sport exhaust system and RS sport suspension with Audi Magnetic Ride are available as options, and are also under the control of Audi drive select, while powerful carbon ceramic brakes
    can supplement the standard eight-piston disc set-up for drivers seeking to regularly exploit the performance potential to the absolute maximum.

    Versus an A3, the front track of the new RS 3 models is wider by 20 millimetres for an even more four-square stance, and the front wheel arches are subtly flared in recognition of this. The rear axle is 14 millimetres wider than the standard. Sportback models sit on striking 19-inch ‘5-arm rotor‘ design alloy wheels, while the newly introduced Saloons feature a ‘5-arm blade’ design also with a 19-inch diameter.

    Beyond the flared arches and sizeable wheels the eye is also drawn to the RS-specific honeycomb single frame grille with its matt aluminium surround, the deep side skirts enhancing the profile and the rear spoilers – a roof-edge design with high gloss black inserts in the Sportback and an integrated bootlid lip spoiler in body colour in the Saloon. Standard LED headlights with their distinctive daytime running light signature also attract attention to both variants, and can be upgraded to even more sophisticated matrix LED units as an option.
    LEDs are also at the heart of the new Audi Beam feature, which is standard. On entry to, or exit from, the RS 3 it projects the Audi Sport insignia onto the ground as another reminder of the car’s very special pedigree. Once inside, the heated, RS-embossed and contrast-
    stitched front sport seats finished in black Fine Nappa leather and the leather and Alcantara flat-bottomed RS sport steering wheel immediately set the tone, and this is carried through into details such as the stainless steel pedals, titanium grey ‘optic 3D design’ inlays and
    extensive aluminium trim elements.

    As an option, front Super Sport Seats also upholstered in Fine Nappa leather are available to hold occupants even more firmly, but no less comfortably, in place on the winding roads that are the natural habitat for the RS 3. To differentiate the high performance flagships further still, customers can also choose an RS Design Pack that adds contrasting red stitching for the armrests, black Alcantara trimming with red stitching for the knee pads flanking the centre console, red accents in the air vents and red edging for the seatbelts, complemented by black floor mats with red contrast stitching and RS insignias.

    Audi Virtual Cockpit and Audi connect as standard


    On ignition the fully digital Audi Virtual Cockpit is brought instantly to life – in this application it provides additional RS-specific screens giving driver-focused detail such as tyre pressure, torque and g-forces in the 12.3-inch high resolution display and also the seven-inch colour monitor that glides smoothly into place alongside it from its housing within the dashboard.

    Detailed navigation mapping and route guidance also appears on both screens courtesy of the standard MMI Navigation Plus which is paired with a touch-sensitive control panel for easy data entry. The Audi Smartphone Interface, another standard feature, enables selected apps to be displayed when an Android or iOS smartphone is connected, and the many benefits of internet connectivity are fully exploited by the integral Audi Connect Infotainment module which not only enables Google Earth mapping but also beams a wealth of information
    on everything from flight times and local fuel prices to weather and world news directly into the cabin. A three-year subscription to these online services is included.

    If the driver has a compatible smartphone loaded with the Audi MMI Connect app, and has also set up a myAudi account additional features such as online media streaming and in-car text message and email display are also opened up.

    Technology-focused options for the new RS 3 duo include the Audi phone box, which inductively charges smartphones according to the Qi standard and connects it directly to the car’s aerial for optimal reception quality, and the Bang & Olufsen Sound System producing a mighty 705 watts of power via 14 speakers.

    The newcomers are also at the technological forefront when it comes to driver assistance systems. Eight of the available options which carry out tasks such as keeping the RS 3 at a defined distance from vehicles in front, assisting the driver when changing lanes or staying within the given lane, detecting traffic signs and helping to avoid frontal collisions and pedestrian accidents are bundled into the highly cost effective Driver Assistance Pack. One particular highlight in the package is traffic jam assist, which can briefly take over not only acceleration and braking but also steering in slow-moving traffic at speeds of up to 37mph.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New 400ps RS 3 Saloon and Sportback now available started by stuart View original post
  • AutoComSoft VIS Info System


    VW Audi Forum - UK Sole Distributor for the AutoComSoft Vis Info System

    The IDEAL companion for the VCDS user

     
  • PayPal Donation

    If you like this website, and would like to give something in return, you can make a donation. Your donation will be used to help pay for hosting service, and on improving the website and facilities for members. If you would like to make a donation, please enter your amount and follow the PayPal link.

     
  • Recent Forum Posts

    Crasher

    Re: Is the gearbox oil same as the differential oil

    No the diff oil is different, on a Quattro model there are two differentials in the box, some of which use different oil to each other.

    Crasher Today, 07:16 PM Go to last post
    niall campbell

    Re: Sluggish starting and EPC light

    first thing to do is a Battery Test

    this is free , it could be a duff cell(s) in the battery and therefore the car is turning over too slow.

    niall campbell Today, 07:16 PM Go to last post
    Crasher

    Re: Timing Belt Failure?

    I would be surprised if it was the belt, my expectation would be the tensioner stud has failed, this little £1 piece of **** has destroyed more BKD engines

    Crasher Today, 07:14 PM Go to last post
    Crasher

    Re: Blonde leather.

    I feel cheated, I saw a post about blonds, leather and whipping and this is what I get.....

    Crasher Today, 07:10 PM Go to last post
    Crasher

    Re: Polo 9N not starting

    Not a quick job on a 9N, air bag off and plenty of potential for cockup such as disturbing the initial position of the air bag slip ring which is also

    Crasher Today, 07:08 PM Go to last post
    Crasher

    Re: Trim scratches.. help!

    That will need replacing and for you to do something different with your keys.

    Crasher Today, 07:03 PM Go to last post
    Crasher

    Re: Audi d3 exhaust gas temp sensor fault code advice

    On my iPad so I can't give you the number but I think these are genuine only so you should get what you need from a TPS or Audi dealer by quoting the

    Crasher Today, 07:00 PM Go to last post
    Crasher

    Re: Flashing PRNDS lights on dash

    Yes, the F125 switch, this is inside the box and part of the ECU unit with these boxes. The switch is magnetic and is often covered in metallic particles

    Crasher Today, 06:54 PM Go to last post
    Dave30

    Re: Buying new A4 what options to choose

    Interesting observations on Virtual Cockpit. I've been driving my car fitted with Virtual Cockpit for a year now and love it. Currently my car is with

    Dave30 Today, 06:53 PM Go to last post
    Dave30

    Re: Jukebox versus SD Card

    Hi there, I do both. I personally find that the music on the Jukebox loads more quickly than the SD cards. However, I tend to use the SD cards for my

    Dave30 Today, 06:38 PM Go to last post
    maxw

    Re: I have a Q7 on order: tyres and service

    Really?
    dont they do Seapang now? Wow

    you still made a good choice I like the Daytona with smoked rear lights or even black pack

    maxw Today, 06:34 PM Go to last post
    gcq7

    Re: Q7 transmission fluid aisian 8 speed ??

    hi ,not yet ,as i fell off a trestle plastering and broke my rib,so im waiting until i can brave the pain enough,will keep you informed.

    gcq7 Today, 06:23 PM Go to last post
    Whippy53

    Re: Blonde leather.

    Yeah, sorry, tend to call all pale interiors blond for some reason! Freud would have a field day with me ��

    Whippy53 Today, 06:23 PM Go to last post
    cocomillion

    Audi d3 exhaust gas temp sensor fault code advice

    Hi guys.

    I have the folowing Error. See Pic.

    My question is What's the part No apparently there are 3 or 4 sensors on the

    cocomillion Today, 06:13 PM Go to last post
    Donmeister

    Re: Blonde leather.

    I have the lunar silver (but unfortunately no blonde). However back on subject, regular cleaning and seat covers when I'm wearing anything dirty has kept

    Donmeister Today, 06:06 PM Go to last post
     
  • Facebook

     
  • Advertisements

     
  • Advertisements

     
  • Advertisements

     




  



Disclaimer: VW Audi Forum is an "independant enthusiast website", administered in line with guidelines supplied by VAG in the UK, and is in no way related to any of the Worldwide Volkswagen,Audi,Seat,Skoda,Bentley,Bugatti,Porsche or Lamborghini group of Companies. For official up to date information on any of there vehicles, please visit the official websites. Any comments made throughout this website, are the views of the respective poster, and in no way represent the views of the VW Audi Forum Administration, or the worldwide Volkswagen & Audi Group of companies.


VW Audi Forum do not vet and are not responsible for any information which is posted in this forum. All content is viewed and used by you at your own risk and we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of any of the information.


Copyright: Certain "words", "phrases" and "Images" used on this website by the Administration are "Copyright" of Volkswagen GB, Volkswagen AG (Germany), Audi GB, Audi AG (Germany), Volkswagen Motorsport GB, Volkswagen Motorsport AG (Germany), Audi Motorsport AG (Germany), Volkswagen Racing GB, Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche and Lamborghini. No image can be replicated by anyone WITHOUT the relevant Companies written permission.


All trademarks and copyrights remain property of their respective owners.

No part of the VW Audi Forum website or forum may be reproduced without written permission from the site administration


PLEASE NOTE - PERSONAL ABUSE, ABUSE AGAINST THIS OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE OR ANY COMPANY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. OFFENDERS WILL BE MODERATED OR EVEN BANNED.


This website and forum are best viewed at a minimum resolution of 1024 by 768.



  



- VW AUDI Forum - The #1 Volkswagen (VW) Group Forum - Volkswagen (VW) - Audi - Seat - Skoda - Bentley - Bugatti - Lamborghini - Porsche - VW Audi Forum -


- www.vwaudiforum.co.uk - www.vwaudiforum.co.uk -