A lighter RS3

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

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.

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