It won’t take long sitting behind the steering wheel of the RS3 Sportback to realise why this vehicle is so popular. The car is a great performer, even though it’s an estate, and will outperform other hot hatch vehicles without too much trouble. Regardless of the weather conditions, the RS3 Sportback is nimble and quick and will overtake where others will hesitate.
Many car fans will describe the RS3 Sportback as being a ‘superhatch’ and moan about its dated appearance but the car is recognisable and is undoubtedly an Audi. Inside, the RS3 Sportback is an impressive production that is well designed and comfortable, certainly more so than the BMW 1 Series. The chassis is strong which gives a firm handling and the driver will not realise they are in a longer car than they actually are in.
With its all-wheel Quattro drive and seven-speed S-tronic gearbox, the RS3 Sportback is not only a pleasure to drive but will perform extremely well even with a full payload. It’s a great car to lease as the interior is spacious and because of its hatchback roofline, along with four doors, means that adults have plenty of space and are not cramped in the rear seats. The RS3 is comfortable to drive on a commute, no matter how long the journey is, but stick the gearstick in the S for sport slot and you are suddenly driving a different beast which is fast and responsive and handles corners like a Porsche.
The car will reach 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds from a standing start and has a top speed of 155 mph, which is electronically limited. This vehicle is distinctive from the standard Sportback thanks to its sharper suspension and a retuned electronic stability control; it’s a great car that never fails to impress and despite having five doors and lots of space it will outperform most of the smaller hot hatches out there.
Why not have a look at the RS3 on the official UK company web site and get the latest news about the RS3 in the UK at The UK Audi Owners' club. You may also like to see what they're saying about the RS3 on the Top Gear web site.
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