The new 2022 Audi RS3 promises to be one of the most exciting new hatchbacks on the market. It’s set to become the fastest hatchback, while also offering a packed range of specs for you to choose from. Below, we explore the 2022 Audi RS3 and whether it’ll live up to the hype.
Full UK specs
Initially, the RS3 will arrive in the UK in November with a special launch edition. However, after that a standard edition will be released, while there will also be a high-end Vorsprung edition that will feature an extensive specification. The standard version will come with 19-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch ‘Virtual Cockpit’ and all sorts of other benefits. However, higher end models will come with luxuries such as a panoramic roof, driver assistance package and a higher top speed amongst other things.
Retains 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine
The RS3 retains its trademark 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine. With some fine tuning, it now packs more of a punch. Clever torque splitting technology helps the engine thrive when cornering and the sound is now something to behold.
400hp, 500Nm of torque
The torque has now been boosted from 480Nm to 500Nm, giving the RS3 an injection of energy. Meanwhile, you can opt to go up to 400 horsepower if you’re keen for your Audi to be as sporty as possible.
0-60mph in 3.8 seconds
One of the benefits of all this fine-tuning and the specification upgrade, is that the 2022 RS3 is capable of doing 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds. This can electrify your experience and offers you one of the sharpest hatchbacks on the market.
180mph top speed optional
When it arrives, the RS3 will be limited to 155mph. However, if you go for the RS dynamic package then you’ll have the option of raising this to a thrilling 180mph.
RS Torque Splitter with drift mode
One of the major upgrades is the RS Torque Splitter System. This electronically sends torque to the wheel that needs it most at any moment, offering you more grip and precision with your steering!
Hatchback from £50,900
The basic hatchback edition will begin at £50,900. However, the more expansive editions will set you back closer to £60,000.
Saloon from £51,900
And it’s a similar story for the saloon. Prices for the most basic version will begin at £51,900, but extras will take you up towards £60,000.
The 2022 Audi RS3 could be the perfect car for you to buy this year. Just ensure that you get the appropriate Audi Gap Insurance to protect yourself once you’ve made that dream Audi purchase.