The 2022 Audi RS 3 is heading our method this summer time, and at this time Audi is asserting its value. Previous to any choices, the redesigned second-generation RS 3 will run you $59,995, together with the $1,095 vacation spot cost.
In comparison with the earlier technology RS 3 (final mannequin yr was 2020), the 2022 automotive is sort of $3,000 dearer. After all, the brand new automotive can also be billed to be a considerably higher efficiency sedan than the outgoing one. Audi’s 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder now makes 401 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, which is nice sufficient for a 0-60 mph time of simply 3.6 seconds and a prime velocity of 180 mph. It additionally contains a trick rear differential that provides torque vectoring and makes a drift mode potential.
If you happen to tack on each potential possibility (and choose a pay-for exterior paint), it’s potential to drive dwelling in a $75,640 RS 3. For these curious to mess around with the configurator and see all of the potential colours, right here’s the hyperlink you’re on the lookout for.
The most important efficiency possibility you may verify is the “Dynamic plus bundle” that will get you carbon ceramic brakes in entrance, pink calipers (with metal brakes) within the rear, the 180-mph prime velocity and a carbon fiber engine cowl. With out this bundle, prime velocity is restricted to 155 mph. A louder RS sport exhaust system is out there for an additional $1,000, and you’ll spec Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires from the manufacturing facility for $450. If you need the stickiest streetable rubber on the market, this tire bundle is a no brainer. Past these extras, you’ll be able to spend cash on extra tech and look choices that add up shortly.
The RS 3 is priced to be in the identical ballpark as its rivals just like the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 ($56,950) and Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing ($59,990). We don’t have any official particulars in regards to the next-gen 2023 BMW M2 but, however that automotive ought to be coming this yr as one more different to the RS 3. Count on it to be priced close to the RS 3 to begin and get equally costly with efficiency and luxurious choices.