Decades of development
you can feel in an
2018 Audi RS 3 Chassis
Observing the variables gives you greater control.
Handling and balance starts with the chassis. So we built the Audi RS 3 with quality components from the ground up, taking special care with chassis components like RS-tuned Audi magnetic ride suspension and RS-tuned progressive steering to help bring out the best in your performance, and your performance vehicle.
RS-tuned progressive steering
Increasing the steering ratio as you turn the wheel, sport-inspired progressive steering helps gives you tighter control in the corners.
RS-tuned Audi magnetic ride
Using a synthetic blend of hydrocarbon oil containing tiny magnetic particles between 3 and 10 microns in diameter, Audi magnetic ride adjusts the firmness of the dampers to help meet the current road conditions within a few milliseconds by creating a magnetic field within the shock absorber. Drivers can choose between a more comfortable ride or a sportier experience to suit the situation and their personal preference.
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RS-tuned fixed sport suspension
An available fixed suspension replaces standard Audi magnetic ride with a precision-tuned sport feel at home on the road or on the track.
Audi drive select
Audi drive select—Comfort mode
Comfort mode favors a softer suspension and boosted steering power assistance that is ideal for long-distance travel.
Audi drive select—Auto mode
Auto mode provides a balanced engine and chassis response.
Audi drive select—Dynamic mode
Dynamic mode provides optimal engine and chassis settings for performance driving conditions. The suspension is optimized for handling and body control, the steering is heavier for a more direct feel, and the shift pattern is tuned for immediate response.
top track speed (mph)
Dynamic plus package
Simply increasing the top track speed of the Audi RS 3 to 174 mph would seem to be dynamic enough. But, this available package also includes Audi ceramic disc brakes with Anthracite Gray front and Black rear brake calipers for serious stopping power, helping give you fine-tuned control over your speed. With a fixed sport suspension and direct tire-pressure monitoring, along with visual touches like an available Carbon engine cover, you have an RS 3 that helps give you more control over the joy it produces.