The highly anticipated 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback has finally been revealed and as you can see it was worth the wait. It’s being described as a “world-beating car” thanks to a “class-conquering engine” in the form of a five-cylinder 2.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine outputting a massive 367 HP (270 kW) and 342 lb-ft (465 Nm). All that output is transferred to a quattro all-wheel drive system through a 7-speed S tronic gearbox allowing the hot hatchback hit 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in 4.3 seconds.
As far as top speed is concerned, the standard RS3 is electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h) but if you are willing to pay more money Audi will raise the limiter to 174 mph (280 km/h). The vehicle benefits from a sport-tuned suspension and has received the company’s highly acclaimed adaptive dynamics system.
Other goodies being offered include high-performance brakes (optional carbon ceramic available), wider tracks, flat-bottomed steering wheel, sport seats wrapped in Nappa leather along with stainless steel pedals. The 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback also has a progressive steering system while at an extra cost it can get an adaptive damper system.
Order books will open in March while deliveries are slated to commence in the summer.