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Audi RS3:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Audi RS3 side view
Audi RS3 angular front perspective
Audi RS3 angular rear perspective

Overview of the Audi RS3

Learn about the Audi RS3

Audi RS3 Summary

Blending an aggressive exterior with genuine athleticism and razor-sharp handling, take one look at the Audi RS3 and you will understand that this car means business. Originally introduced in 2013 as the Audi RS3 Sportback, this compact hatchback was not only equipped with Audi's "RennSport" tag but also many of the performance-minded features generally associated with it.

Today, the Audi RS3's silhouette has been streamlined to resemble a traditional sedan, making the vehicle lighter and more powerful than ever before. With a proficient all-wheel drive system and sharp automatic transmission, the Audi RS3 exists to entertain.

Pros and cons of the Audi RS3

  • Incredibly powerful engine
  • Razor-sharp handling with versatile suspension
  • Considerate cabin design
  • Fairly expensive price tag compared to competitors
  • Slightly cramped rear seats
  • Road noise on bumpy surfaces
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Audi RS3

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags8

Specifications of the Audi RS3

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption12.1 - 12.4 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8.3 - 8.4 L/100km
  • Width1796 - 1802 mm
  • Length4469 - 4479 mm
  • Trunk space283 - 284 L
  • Cargo space736 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Audi RS3

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Audi RS3 2018 - 2020 is available in 1 trim:

Basic trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Audi RS3

Dimensions of the Audi RS3

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20201399 mm1802 mm4479 mm
20191399 mm1802 mm4479 mm
20181392 mm1796 mm4469 mm