Audi recently launched its all-new RS3 locally, now featuring even more performance, sharper dynamics and better in-car technologies. Here is everything that you need to know about the RS3.

In this article:

Is the Audi RS3 a good car? 

The RS3 is based on the A3, a fantastic car in its own right, so when we consider that this RS3 has such solid underpinnings along with an award-winning powertrain, we feel as though it is safe to say that it is a very good car.

Who is the Audi RS3 a good car for?

The Audi RS3 appeals to those who are looking for a high-performance hatchback that is also usable on a daily basis.

Is the Audi RS3 a good first car?

The RS3 is simply too fast and too expensive to recommend for new drivers.

Is the Audi RS3 a good family car?

Available in both Sportback and sedan guise, the RS3 is a reasonably spacious and practical car for families, while its solid safety rating is also a big plus point for the model.

Is there a Hybrid Audi RS3?

As one of the brand’s last internal combustion engine-only offerings, there is currently no hybrid variant in the model range.

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What’s it like to drive? 

Reviewers’ opinion

“The latest RS3 has over-delivered on what this writer had expected, offering a package that is both usable, fun, fast, beautifully built and with the sort of menacing aesthetics and interior quality we would associate with larger Audi RS products such as the RS6 and RS7.”

– Sean Nurse, AutoTrader

What does it look like?

Exterior

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Interior

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What is the Audi RS3 like inside? 

The latest RS3, in typical Audi RS style, features a high-quality interior with a variety of different colours and textures, creating a premium performance-oriented cabin that is equally comfortable on the race track as it is on the daily grind.

Style

“The design of the new Audi RS 3 is even more dynamic and powerful than that of its predecessor. In the front, the wide RS bumper, the redesigned Singleframe with its distinctive honeycomb grille, and the large air intakes give the compact sports car an expressive appearance. Behind the flared fenders, a slightly protruding air outlet creates a motorsport look.”- Audi

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Tech features

  • Quattro all-wheel-drive system
  • RS sport suspension system
  • RS Torque Splitter
  • Adaptive cruise control 
  • 10.1-inch MMI infotainment system
  • 12.3-inch virtual cockpit
  • Audi smartphone interface
  • Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • Audi connect Emergency Call & Service with Audi connect Remote & Control

Price and specs

Which is the cheapest RS3?

The cheapest Audi RS3 is the Sportback quattro – prices usually start from R 1 215 000.

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How much does it cost?

Audi RS3 Sportback quattro from R 1 215 000
Audi RS3 sedan quattro from R1 245 000

*Pricing correct at time of publishing and subject to change without notice.

Competitors

Similar Cars to the Audi RS3

Mercedes-AMG A45 S hatch

Toyota GR Supra

BMW M2

Sean NurseWith a lifelong passion for cars, bikes, and motorsport, Sean knew that attaining a degree in journalism would allow him to pursue his passion, which was to be a motoring journalist. After graduating in 2012, Sean was awarded a bursary from the SAGMJ which allowed him to work for a variety of motoring publications. This was a dream come true for Sean, and after a year of gaining vital industry experience, he was hired as a motoring journalist at a local newspaper and worked his way up to editor. In 2020, Sean joined the AutoTrader team and counts himself lucky to wake up and genuinely love what he does for a living.View News & Reviews

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