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Audi launches the 2022 RS 3 in Singapore

Luke 'Perry' Pereira
14/04/2022
Audi launches the RS3 in Singapore

Audi Singapore has launched its RS 3 Sportback and Sedan priced at S$363,075 and S$374,395 with COE, respectively


SINGAPORE

Audi has launched the all-new RS 3 in Singapore, with the RS3 Sportback priced at S$363,075 and the Sedan priced at S$374,395, prices inclusive of COE and S$20,000 VES surcharge under band C2.

Audi launches the RS3 in Singapore

Both RS variants have grown compared to its predecessor. With an identical wheelbase, the Sportback is 50mm wider and longer and 25 mm higher. The Sedan is 63 mm longer, 49 mm wider and 13 mm higher.



Audi launches the RS3 in Singapore

Based on the four-door Audi A3 and the sportier S3, the RS3’s five-cylinder engine is torquier with more power and enhanced chassis tuning. The two RS3 variants will have a 2.5 TFSI five-cylinder turbo engine which produces 401 horses and 500 Nm of torque. 0-100km/h takes only 3.8 seconds, 0.3 seconds faster than its predecessor. Both Sportback and Sedan share the same top speed of 250km/h. However, opting for the RS dynamics package plus increases the top speed to 290km/h.



The new Audi RS3 is the first Audi model with a rear torque splitter. This technology makes fully variable torque distribution between the rear wheels possible and allows the car to be more drifty than any other Audi – R8 RWD supercar aside.

Audi launches the RS3 in Singapore

Upfront, the RS3 features a wide RS bumper, the redesigned Singleframe with a glossy black honeycomb grille, and the extra-large air intakes. The RS3 comes as standard with matrix LED headlights – they have a unique animation sequence spelling the car’s name – RS 3 – on startup.

Audi launches the RS3 in Singapore

The RS3 is equipped with a high level of safety equipment including as lane departure warning, park assist with parking system plus, cruise control including speed limiter with optional features including Audi pre sense front, lane changing and cross-traffic assist rear for enhanced driving comfort.


Watch our on-track experience in the RS3 Sedan with Pro-race Ringo Chong.

Audi launches the RS3 in Singapore

Audi also adds two new drive modes in the RS3, taking its total to seven. The ‘RS Performance’ and ‘RS Torque Rear’ joins the current ‘efficiency’, ‘comfort’, ‘auto’, ‘dynamic’ and ‘RS Individual’ driver modes. RS Torque Rear is basically drift mode.

Audi launches the RS3 in Singapore

Inside, the RS3 offers identical passenger space to the A3 and S3. The RS3 comes with sports seats with the typical RS logo embossed in fine Nappa leather with a honeycomb pattern and has red or green trim depending on the model.

Audi launches the RS3 in Singapore

The RS3 has a 10.1-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for easy mobile connectivity. There is also built-in navigation, a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot, and wireless phone charging coming as standard.

The arrival of the RS 3 should heat up the mega hatch/small very-high performance car segment, where the RS 3 will compete against the likes of the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and A 45, and BMW M2.



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