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Prices for new Audi RS3 to start at €66k

Motormouth ReviewsBy Robbie Farrell
Audi RS3
Audi RS3

Audi Ireland has announced that the all-new Audi RS3 will launch in early September, with a starting price of €66,750 OTR.

Power and prizes
The six-time Engine of the Year award-winning 2.5 TFSI produces 367 bhp and 465 Nm of torque in the new model.
The turbocharged engine accelerates the compact five-door from 0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds, and top speed can be increased to 280 km/h upon request.
It consumes just 8.1l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 189 grams per kilometre, leading to an annual road tax of €750.
A seven-speed S tronic, which shifts even faster than the previous model, directs the power of the 2.5 TFSI to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.
The quattro system features torque vectoring based on intelligent software and is designed through-and-through for maximum driving enjoyment.
Inside and out
Compared with the Audi A3 Sportback, the body is 25 millimetres lower. The pivot bearings of the front axle, the progressive steering, the RS-specific sport suspension and optional Audi magnetic ride adaptive damper control are designed specifically for the RS.
Customers can choose from a palette of eight paint finishes to either accentuate or subtly play down the purposeful look – it includes the two new shades, Nardo grey and Catalunya red, metallic, the latter available exclusively for the RS 3 Sportback.
The new top model of the A3 family is rolling into dealerships in September 2015 with an on-the-road price of €66,750. The all new Audi RS3 Sportback complete package is rounded out with sharp interior and exterior details and a generous list of equipment.