News has broken on the all-new 2022 Audi RS 3 Sedan Reveal and it’s clear that this will be one potent four-door.
At the heart of this sedan is the same 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine. And it pumps out 401 HP with 369 pound-feet of torque.
In fact, it’s won the “International Engine of the Year” award for the past nine years straight.
Audi Goes Back To Its Roots
Five-cylinder engines and Audi go back as far as the Audi Quattro S1 that was built for the infamous Group B rally series.
The new Audi RS 3 Sedan is incredibly similar to the B5 S4 that sparked the companies entry into the performance market more than two decades ago.
It’s lighter and more powerful than ever before while also sporting more technology, more comfort, and more serious performance.
Audi has accomplished this engineering feat by addressing some opportunities left unchecked from the previous generation.
The Audi RS 3 Sedan Reveal Focused On Performance
During the Audi RS 3 sedan reveal they announced a special part designed to make driving more fun. That comes in the form of a “Torque Split” differential which can send 100% of power to either rear wheel during a turn. A whole new traction control setting deemed “RS 3 Torque Rear” allows the driver to dial in the amount of drift they prefer.
Audi has also set the RS 3 up with a brand new suspension setup. All RS 3s will come standard with a special set of bespoke shocks not used on other Audis. For those that want more adjustability, an optional set of adjustable shocks is also available. The Audi RS 3 sedan reveal also unveiled that it’s ten millimeters lower than the S3.
To add cornering and lateral stability, Audi has added a full degree of negative camber to the new RS 3. It’s clear that understeer won’t be a problem anymore.
Practicality Was Also On Display During The Audi RS 3 Sedan Reveal
While other companies stop short of providing proper stopping power, Audi balks by offering big brakes for the RS 3. The front wheels get six-piston calipers like those found on supercars.
Buyers who need more stopping power can opt for a ceramic brake package.
Audi has also fitted the RS 3 sedan with LED headlights and taillights. Optional Matrix-style lights are also available. They perform an animation during locking and unlocking sequences.
The 12.3-inch “Virtual Cockpit” comes standard in every RS 3. It offers drivers RS 3 specific graphics and data to use on-road and on the track.
When it’s time to put the pedal down there’s even an RS button in on the steering wheel. It allows the driver to quickly switch to the driving mode they desire.
We can’t wait to drive it.
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