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2015 Audi RS3 Sportback unleashed

2015 Audi RS3 Sportback unleashed image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Audi | posted December 12, 2014 14:53

Powered by a 2.5L five-cylinder engine that delivers 367 PS

Audi has revealed the 'lighter and faster' 2015 RS3 Sportback which the German automaker says the vehicle is 55kg lighter compared to the original RS3 Sportback. This was made possible thanks to Volkswagen Group's modular transverse matrix (MQB) which emphasizes lightweight construction.

The 2015 RS3 Sportback has an aggressive front fascia along with sharp-looking headlights, honeycomb quattro-branded grill and large air intakes. The bumper is fitted with a silver blade that extends upward into the air intakes to form a vertical dividing bar. Moreover, Audi says the hood of the vehicle is made of aluminum. Turning at the side, the vehicle is equipped with matt aluminium-look mirror caps and smooth flowing lines while the window surrounds of the 2015 RS3 Sportback is integrated with a silver trim.

Rear of the 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback

At the rear, it has a large roof spoiler and distinctive taillights. The bumper houses a gloss black diffuser and a dual exhaust system. Audi says the tail pipes have two flaps which control the exhaust flow to provide a more intensive sound experience that varies with engine load and speed. The driver can control the flaps through Audi's drive select adaptive dynamics system. The 2015 RS3 Sportback is finsihed off with 19-inch alloy wheels.

Interior of the 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback

Inside, it has a two-tone interior theme along with sports seats upholstered in Fine Nappa leather. It also has a flat-bottomed RS multifunction steering wheel, stainless steel pedals and Alcantara door inserts along with an optional Aluminium Race or carbon fiber trim.

The 2015 RS3 Sportback is powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that delivers 367 PS and 465 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a seven-speed S tronic transmission and a quattro all-wheel drive system. It can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h or 280 km/h.