Ten years ago the first Audi RS3 was born. The third generation will be officially revealed on July 19 It was then marketed at the beginning of 2022. While waiting for the camouflage to be removed, the car already promises a driving feel. explanations.
When does Quattro play “Uno”?
Audi has built its reputation on a four-wheel drive system that makes driving on slippery surfaces safer and facilitates comfortable levels of power on asphalt. But what about the sensations that customers are increasingly fond of? Also, To offer, under certain conditions, a slip worthy of sporty propulsion, the famous quattro system is in tune. The new Audi RS 3 sedan and Sportback offer an active differential that directs torque in a fully variable manner between the rear wheels. Thus it is possible to visualize up to 100% of the engine torque directed to the rear wheel located outside the curve. This technology is based on an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch on each wheel output shaft.
In dynamic driving, the RS differential increases torque to the outside rear wheel, significantly reducing the tendency to limit steering. Concretely in left turns, it transmits torque to the right rear wheel, in right turns to the left rear wheel, and in a straight line to both wheels.
Drive well now!
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So the updated Audi and Audi Drive Select in RS 3 now has 7 driving modes : Comfortable, Automatic, Dynamic, Efficient, plus RS Individual, RS Performance and RS Torque Rear. This device works on the characteristics of the engine and transmission, steering assistance, adaptive dampers and exhaust valves. To choose between a subtle voice during the morning departure to the office or, conversely, a louder and hoarse singing during trips on the track.
A Vmax 290 km/h for the RS 3 2022!
As standard, the top speed of the new Audi RS 3 is electronically limited to 250 km/h, but as with the big sisters in the RS range, the rim can be removed, as an option, to 280 km/h in order. To match the competitor with 270 km / h chrono or 279 km / h. And if that’s still not enough for you, the RS Dynamic package including ceramic brakes will get you going at 290 km/h. And also “accidental” to effectively stop you.