Audi RS 3 Sportback set for October launch

Audi RS 3 Sportback The exhilarating Audi RS 3 Sportback will finally land ‚wheels down‘ on Australian shores in October 2015, with a pricetag that is as sharp as its prodigous performance.  At just $78,900 MLP, the first-ever RS 3 Sportback to land in Australia will also be the most affordable RS model Audi has ever introduced.

“The new Audi RS 3 Sportback delivers uncompromising performance,” said Andrew Doyle, Managing Director of Audi Australia Pty Ltd.

“With its imposing stance on the road, astonishingly good dynamics and distinctively ‘Audi Sport’ five-cylinder engine, the new RS 3 will undoubtedly make a strong mark on the local hot hatch scene. The sharp pricing and specification we’ve negotiated will ensure that this long-awaited performance model will find the success it deserves in this competitive market,” said Mr Doyle.

The RS 3 Sportback is powered by Audi’s award-winning 2.5 TFSI 5-cylinder engine, developing 270kW and 465Nm. In conjunction with the sporty 7-speed S tronic transmission and special RS-tuned quattro all-wheel drive system, the RS 3 will demolish 100km/h from rest in an incredible 4.3 seconds.

Befitting such a high-end performance model, the new RS 3 Sportback arrives with a generous list of standard equipment. Highlights include:

  • LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights
  • MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch
  • Audi parking system plus: parking assist with rear view camera
  • 19-inch alloy wheels in 5-arm rotor design
  • ‘RS’ specific front and rear bumpers, side sill trims and diffuser insert
  • ‘RS’ tuned sports suspension
  • ‘RS’ sports exhaust system with dual oval tailpipes
  • ‘RS’ sport front seats with electric lumbar support
  • Digital Radio reception (DAB+)
  • Audi Music Interface, Bluetooth interface with music streaming
  • Dual-zone climate control with digital display and rear air vents
  • Leather/Alcantara wrapped multifunction 3-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel with aluminium shift paddles
  • Audi Side Assist
  • Anti-theft alarm
  • Convenience key

Pricing
(Manufacturer List Pricing [MLP] – excludes dealer delivery and government statutory charges)

RS 3 Sportback 2.5 TFSI quattro S tronic        270kW                                   $78,900

Audi RS 3 Sportback

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