Audi reminds us yet again that big performance can come in a small package.
The Audi RS3 is one of the most iconic performance models in the brand’s lineup. It’s small, but it’s mighty with performance and spirit that carries the legacy of rally and track racing. One of the most unique features about the Audi RS3 is its unique 5-cylinder engine, and to answer the most important question, the new 2022 Audi RS3 keeps the 5-cylinder, and it’s one of the most powerful engines that Audi has on offer. The Audi 5-cylinder is known for its use in Group B rally cars and the 24-hour Nürburgring race, and with its 1-2-4-5-3 firing order, it creates a sound that’s been known and loved for years.
In the new RS3, it produces 401 horsepower and 369 lb/ft of torque, which combines with Quattro all-wheel-drive and the RS3’s new torque splitter, which allows torque to be distributed between the rear wheels for stability and fast cornering to achieve 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, and a blistering Nürburgring time that set the lap record for compact cars of just 7 minutes and 40.748 seconds. The model is going to come on sale this summer, and with four rings and five cylinders, what’s not to love about the new Audi RS3?