Audi RS 3 Sedan Owner’s Guide
The Audi RS 3 sedan is finally available in America, and driving enthusiasts are lining up to take it for a spin. It may look a lot like the A3 and S3, but this supped up sedan makes those other models look slow, which is impressive. Given that the RS 3 has the five-cylinder engine of the TT RS, we gearheads aren’t surprised by the power.
Planning on being the first to own an Audi RS 3 sedan in Austin? Then check out what you’ll get to enjoy as an early adopter.
The Audi RS 3 Sedan Model Essentials
If the Audi A3 and TT RS had a baby it would be the RS 3 sedan. It’s an ideal option for anyone that needs a daily driver with room for four people that could still handle itself at a racetrack.
Performance is where the Audi RS 3 wins the biggest points. It’s RS tuned for optimum power right off the assembly line. But the five-cylinder TFSI engine isn’t the only factor at play. Audi has built the new RS 3 sedan with lightweight aluminum engine components as well as an aluminum hood and front. More power and less pounds mean handling is better than ever.
The performance specs and features of the latest Audi RS 3 model include:
- 5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged engine
- 400 horsepower
- 354 lb-ft of torque
- 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds
- Top speed of 174 MPH
- 7-speed S Tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission
- All-wheel drive Quattro system
- 8-piston caliper brakes
- Park assist with a rear camera
- Lane change assist
- Adaptive cruise control
- Rear cross traffic alerts
- Electromechanical power steering system
- Anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-pressure distribution
- Four-link rear suspension
- MacPherson strut front suspension
- Tire pressure monitoring system
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Audi RS 3 Sedan Model Pricing
The new Audi RS 3 starts at around $54,000. The base model is more than enough car for most drivers, but if you throw in all the available upgrades the price will be closer to $72,000.
Interior Look and Features
Nappa leather seats – check. Ample leg room and headroom – check.Illuminated aluminum door inlays with RS badges – check.
The interior of the Audi RS 3 sedan gives you comfort, high-tech convenience and a smooth ride all in one. Audi really kept all passengers in mind. There’s almost as much headroom in the back as there is in the front.
The new Audi RS 3 sedan comes with the following interior and tech features:
- 12-way power front seats with extendable thigh support
- Heated front seats
- Audi pre sense® basic
- Panoramic sunroof
- Audi advanced key
- Rear view camera
- 10 speaker Audi sound system
- USB port
- Audi smartphone interface
- Dual-zone climate control
- Automatic headlights and windshield wipers
- Bluetooth streaming and wireless connectivity
- SiriusXM 90-day trial subscription
- Audi virtual cockpit
- Anti-theft system with an immobilizer
- Rain and light sensors
- 40/20/40 split rear seats
Common Audi RS 3 Sedan Maintenance in Austin
As soon as you get your new Audi RS 3 sedan start thinking about maintenance. The first inspection should be made around the 5,000 mile mark. Audi RS 3 sedan maintenance will include:
- Oil changes
- Transmission fluid changes
- AC recharging
- Brake pad replacement
- Tire rotation
You can follow the maintenance schedule in your Audi RS 3 owner’s manual or create a custom plan with the help of our expert techs. Custom maintenance takes the local weather and road conditions into consideration along with your driving preferences.
Audi RS 3 Sedan Repair in Austin
Since the Audi RS 3 sedan is new to U.S. roads, it’s hard to say what repairs may be needed in the future. The best way to guesstimate what will be the most common Audi RS 3 sedan repairs in Austin is to look at the TT Quattro.
Repairs for this similar-situated Powertrain include:
- Intake manifold gasket replacement
- Timing belt replacement
- Brake rotor replacement
- Clutch replacement
- Mass airflow sensor replacement.
Not surprisingly, there haven’t been any U.S. recalls of the Audi RS 3 as of Q3 2017.
The experienced technicians at German Auto Center are geared up to provide exemplary Audi RS 3 sedan service in Austin. We’re a Bosch-authorized service center that’s worked on all Audi makes and models for decades. Stop by the shop to see why so many Austin Audi owners trust German Auto Center with their repair, maintenance and performance upgrades.