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2017 Audi RS3

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Audi RS3 highlights

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Pros

  • Astonishingly powerful
  • Luxuriously detailed interior
  • Abundance of user-friendly tech

Cons

  • Disappointing storage options with limited cargo space
  • Sport-focused ride experience will be jarring for some

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 28 highway, 22 combined

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5 reasons to buy the 2017 Audi RS3

1. Turbo power

The 2017 Audi RS 3 packs a turbo 2.5L five-cylinder making 400 horsepower. In a compact sedan that only weighs 3,541 pounds, that means you'll get blisteringly quick acceleration. It will hit 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. Plus, Audi's legendary quattro AWD system helps put the power down off the line. So, if you need the practicality of a sedan, but also want sports-car levels of power, check out the 2017 RS 3.

2. Luxury interior

The 2017 RS 3 isn't just about speed, the interior comes with all the comforts you would expect in an Audi. The standard equipment list is extensive — highlights include leather upholstery throughout, heated front RS sport seats with eight-way manual and power lumbar adjustment, plus auto-dimming mirrors, and more. The standard adaptive suspension will help smooth out the rough bits on the open road, too. The RS 3 is sure to deliver fun and comfort in one compact package.

3. Tons of tech

It's time to plan your next amazing road trip, and you're going to want to make sure you bring along your favorite driving music. The 2017 Audi RS 3 gets standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto smartphone integration so you can stream your tunes on the go. You'll also get a 10-speaker audio system with HD and satellite radio.

Keep an eye out for an RS 3 with the Technology package, which includes an available Wi-Fi hotspot, remote vehicle monitoring and control, navigation, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster display (Audi's "Virtual Cockpit"), as well as an upgraded Bang & Olufsen® premium audio system.

4. Performance upgrades

The standard 2017 RS 3 is plenty capable out on the road, but if you are looking for a bit more performance, check our lots for an RS 3 with the Dynamic or Dynamic Plus packages. The Dynamic package includes cool upgrades, such as wider wheels, to help improve handling, plus it adds a sport exhaust and red brake calipers to enhance the overall experience. The Dynamic Plus package goes all in with things like a carbon-fiber engine cover, front ceramic brake rotors, and a fixed sport suspension to help you carve up your favorite back road.

5. Aggressive but classy styling

Audi did a great job of making the 2017 RS 3 stand out in a crowd, with a wide stance and standard 19-inch wheels. It also comes with cool available colors like Ara Blue Crystal Effect, and Catalunya Red. The front end features an aggressive grille, while out back you get two large exhaust outlets to let others know the RS 3 means business. However, the RS 3's designers didn't succumb to adding unnecessary add-ons like a big wing or over-the-top styling. Instead, the 2017 Audi RS 3 manages to strike just the right balance between speed and sleek style.

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Audi RS3 features and specs

Base 4WD/AWD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • CD Audio
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Entertainment System

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

2.5L

Horsepower

400

Torque (ft-lbs)

354

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

14.5

Wheelbase

103.6"

Overall length

176.3"

Width

70.7"

Height

55"

Leg room

F 41.2"/R 35.1"

Head room

F 39.6"/R 36.4"

Front tires

P235/35YR19

Rear tires

P235/35YR19

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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