A lighter RS3
AUDI has launched the RS3 sedan and said the Sportback arrives in November. The new five-cylinder engine is 26 kg lighter than its predecessor, taking the curb weight down to 1 515 kg (five kilograms less in the Sportback). A sevenspeed S-tronic gearbox is standard, with six short ratios and a long seventh gear to reduce fuel consumption. Prices for these all-wheel drive joys to drive start at R925 500, including a five-year/100 000 km Audi Freeway Plan.