RS3 Sedan thun­ders into SA

The Star Early Edition - - NEW MODELS -

From Page 1

That gad­get, as we’ve come to ex­pect by now, can also al­ter the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the steering as well as the seven-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch gearbox and quat­tro all-wheel drive. De­pend­ing on the driv­ing con­di­tions, the uniquely-con­fig­ured quat­tro sys­tem can send be­tween 50 and 100 per­cent of the power to the back wheels.

Buy­ers want­ing their RS3 at its dy­namic best can opt for Audi’s RS Sport Sus­pen­sion Plus with adap­tive damper con­trol. Another pos­si­ble tick on the long op­tions list is a set of car­bon ce­ramic brake discs.

Now that we’re talk­ing op­tions, there are plenty of ways to spice up the cabin, in­clud­ing Audi’s posh-look­ing Virtual Cock­pit dig­i­tal in­stru­ment clus­ter as well as the race-car-like RS sports seats with in­te­grated head­rests, MMI Nav­i­ga­tion Plus, an MMI touch-pad, a 705 watt Bang & Olufsen sound sys­tem and an RS de­sign pack­age with var­i­ous red cabin decor el­e­ments.

So what’s stan­dard then? Own­ers with op­tions list shy­ness get less flashy sports seats, which are al­beit still up­hol­stered in Fine Nappa Leather, with con­trast stitch­ing, as stan­dard. Also on the stan­dard fea­tures list is au­to­matic cli­mate con­trol, cruise con­trol, a flat-bot­tomed RS multi-func­tion steering wheel with gear-shift pad­dles, Audi Drive Se­lect and Park­ing Sys­tem Plus with se­lec­tive dis­play.

On the out­side, the RS3 models are ma­choed up by RS-spe­cific bumpers with hon­ey­comb trim, LED head­lights and tail­lights with ‘dy­namic’ in­di­ca­tors, 19” al­loy wheels and a boot spoiler. The pair are sold with a five-year/100 000km main­te­nance plan.

PRICES: Audi RS3 Sedan 2.5 TFSI quat­tro S tronic - R925 500 Audi RS3 Sport­back 2.5 TFSI quat­tro S tronic - R895 500

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.