New Audi RS3 2021 – A thousand miles from the downsizing advocated by its worst enemy flanked by a star, the new Audi RS3 renews its legendary 5-cylinder, at the risk of relating its weight (in CO2) to its imposing plumage.
At the time of mass electrification initiated by the Volkswagen group, hybridization awaited the most explosive of the representatives of the A3 range. In the end, this painful conversion will probably wait for the next generation, unless the latter definitely does without thermal block. So let’s take advantage of the present moment and the latest compact with more than 4 cylinders in the table of its characteristics, where the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S has resolved to operate only on “4 legs”, with a lot of supercharging, but allowing it to clinch a new power record, established at 421 hp.
The Rings do not intend to play the bidding, they preferred to bet on the nobility of their 5-cylinder in-line, now reworked. If he causes his power level to stagnate at 400 hp, additional 20 Nm allow him to reach the bar of 500 Nm de couple, as issued by the Mercedes, while the maximum cavalry makes itself available from 5,600 rpm against 5,850 previously.
What about the weight?
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