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2018 Audi RS 3

At a Glance

Pricing $31,950 - $54,900
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T, 2.5l I5 T
Transmissions SM6, SM7
Fuel Economy 21-26 (city), 28-35 (highway)
On Sale summer 2017

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 77

Overview Information

The A3 is the smallest car series Audi sells in the U.S. Available in 3 body styles, the A3 line includes a five-passenger sedan model as the entry point to the Audi brand. The A3 includes leather seating, dual-zone climate control, HID lighting, and alloy wheels as standard equipment. Front-wheel-drive models are offered in addition to Audi's quattro AWD. All models are powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged engine mated to a dual-clutch transmission. The performance-oriented S3 sedan has upgraded engine performance, larger brakes and a unique suspension.

What Changed:

The 400-bhp RS 3 joins the lineup in the US. Power is provided by an inline five-cylinder engine.

Official Word:

Available for the first time in the U.S., the 2018 Audi RS 3 will make its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show. As the first compact Audi sedan to wear the RS badge, the RS 3 delivers unrivaled performance in its segment, coupled with a high level of everyday functionality. Specifically developed for the US market, the RS 3 is equipped with the storied Audi five-cylinder engine which produces its unique sound...Read.

Model/Trim/Package EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
A3 Sedan 2.0T Premium 3 2.0l I4 T (186-bhp) SM7 FWD 26/35/30 65 $31,950
A3 Sedan 2.0T quattro Premium 3 2.0l I4 T (220-bhp) SM6 AWD 24/31/27 67 $34,950
A3 Sedan 2.0T Premium Plus 3 2.0l I4 T (186-bhp) SM7 FWD 26/35/30 67 $35,200
A3 Sedan 2.0T quattro Premium Plus 3 2.0l I4 T (220-bhp) SM6 AWD 24/31/27 69 $38,200
A3 Sedan 2.0T Prestige 4 2.0l I4 T (186-bhp) SM7 FWD 26/35/30 67 $40,700
A3 Sedan 2.0T quattro Prestige 4 2.0l I4 T (220-bhp) SM6 AWD 24/31/27 69 $43,700
S3 sedan Premium Plus 3 2.0l I4 T (292-bhp) SM6 AWD 21/28/24 67 $38,200
S3 sedan Prestige 4 2.0l I4 T (292-bhp) SM6 AWD 21/28/24 67 $48,950
A3 Sedan RS 3 3 2.5l I5 T (400-bhp) SM7 AWD 26/35/30 77 $54,900

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