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Audi RS3 Sportback officially unleashed with 367 HP

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.

2015 Audi RS3 Sportback
2015 Audi RS3 Sportback

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.

2015 Audi RS3 Sportback
2015 Audi RS3 Sportback

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.

2015 Audi RS3 Sportback
2015 Audi RS3 Sportback

Order books will open in March while deliveries are slated to commence in the summer.

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.