We took our time to give you a rush.

We took our time to give you a rush.

2018 Audi RS 3 Performance

Once in a while, you have to look back to move forward.
At Audi, we are always looking toward the future, but we also respect our storied heritage. When we designed the Audi RS 3, we considered vehicles like the Audi 90 quattro® IMSA GTO, which pulled an incredible amount of horsepower from a 2.2-liter five-cylinder engine. It also pulled out such numerous and impressive wins that the rules of racing had to be changed forever.
Engineering physics as performance art.
We don’t want to call it fast. That’s because “fast” doesn’t do justice to 400 horsepower or 354 lb-ft of sport-tuned torque.[1] “Fast” doesn’t capture the artistry of the Audi Sport® legacy, and the men and women who spend their lives producing a stirring performance for your every drive. There’s much more in the experience of the RS 3 than just another four-letter word.



lb-ft of torque


0-60 mph[1] (sec.)

2.5-liter five-cylinder engine

The unique all-new five-cylinder engine in the Audi RS 3 owes a lot to the Audi Sport® legacy of performance but even more to its remarkably smooth firing order: 1-2-4-5-3, each piston firing on its own before the next in the series. But more than legacy, this engine was purpose-built to precisely accompany the RS 3 with the right amount of power.
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top track speed[2] (mph)


available top track speed[2] (mph)

Available staggered 19" 5-arm-blade design Bi-color Titanium-finish wheels
Available sport exhaust system with Black tips

Dynamic package

The unique five-cylinder engine speaks a language all its own through the available sport exhaust system with Black tips. Available Bi-color Titanium-finish staggered 19" 5-arm-blade design wheels with staggered summer performance tires[3] upfit your link to the road. Red brake calipers evoke Audi Sport pedigree while stopping traffic—literally.

Driver Assistance package

We developed available driver assistance systems to help make your drive a little less stressful. Because extra assistance can help make a big difference.[4]
Audi adaptive cruise control with stop & go
Audi active lane assist
High-beam assistant
Front radar with camera distance sensor
Learn more about these features
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