Bringing the RS 3 to the Enthusiast Community This Weekend

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="71711"] source: Audi of America The all-new Audi RS 3 will be making its first debut at the South OC Cars and Coffee in San Clemente, California on Saturday morning, May 28th and at an informal gathering at Malibu Kitchen in Malibu, California on Sunday morning, May 29th. Come out and have a look at the revolution of legendary performance before it goes on sale later this year.

Audi Club Auction Watch: 05.19.2022

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="71995"] Words: Steve Johnson Enthusiasts can and probably do spend many hours searching on-line for their favorite car or cars.  To save you time, Audi Club aims to keep its members up to date on Ingolstadt’s finest up for auction with this Auction Watch series.  We’re monitoring numerous auction sites for interesting finds and hopefully you, an Audi enthusiast, will be alerted to your dream car. For the would-be collectors, there’s so...

Audi Club Auction Watch: 05.12.2022

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="71660"] Words: Steve Johnson Enthusiasts could spend all day searching for their favorite car (or cars) on the many incredible auction platforms that now exist.  To save you time, Audi Club aims to keep its members up to date on Ingolstadt’s finest available for purchase with this series of stories.  We’re monitoring auction sites for interesting finds and hopefully our Audi enthusiast members will be informed enough to snap up the ob...

The All-New Audi RS 3: Legendary Performance Revolutionized

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="71711"] source: Audi of America Nürburgring record lap-time setting RS 3 Sedan rejoins Audi Sport lineup as impressive RS entry point Unmistakable five-cylinder engine returns with legendary performance and a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds with an available 180 mph top track speed New RS driving modes and RS Torque Splitter enable a new dimension of driving dynamics HERNDON, Va., May 4, 2022 – Today, Audi of America announces the return of the at...

Video of the Day: BMW M240i vs Audi RS 3 vs AMG CLA 45 Drag Race

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70972"] words: Bill, video: carwow Mat Watson once again pits our favorite manufacturer against its German rivals. Driving a BMW M240i, he drags against an Audi RS 3 and an AMG CLA 45 S. It's a battle of 6 cylinder vs 5 cylinder vs 4 cylinder and a battle against premium German luxury subcompacts. All participants seem to have disparaging remarks about the RS 3 so how well will our hero fare against its AWD rivals? Watch below. [embed]ht...

Video of the Day: New Audi RS 3 Sedan vs Audi RS 6 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70221"] words: Bill, photo: Archie Hamilton Racing The new RS 3 looks to be a blast and we can't wait for it to finally hit our shores but we can watch others play with them like Archie Hamilton. He pits the new RS 3 sedan against the Mother of All Bombs, the Audi RS 6 Avant. You would think that it would be a slaughter but you might be wrong. Ok...don't want to give anything away but I think one of the drivers may have been holding back but the...

Audi RS 3: Dancing in the Snow

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69965"] source: Audi AG An emotive driving experience in the compact RS model RS-specific drive select mode for controlled drifting quattro drive system with RS Torque Splitter for more stability and agility quattro is Audi, and Audi is quattro. The all-wheel-drive system is one of the core areas of expertise of the four rings and represents optimum traction on any surface. The quattro drive system is used in conjunction with the RS Torque S...

Why an Audi Drives Like an Audi: the Audi DNA in the Driving Characteristics

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69205"] source: Audi AG Development, tuning and calibration… all geared toward a distinctive Audi driving experience Fundamental criteria underline the typical driving behavior of each and every Audi model Intelligent control of an increasingly integrated network of mechatronic chassis components It’s a feeling most people recognize immediately: This is an Audi! The driving experience is unmistakable, a harmonious balance of driving...

Unitronic Dogbone Mount Upgrade for RS 3 and TT RS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68669"] source: Unitronic Unitronic® is proud to launch its Dogbone Mount Upgrade for the 2017-2020 (8V.2) Audi® RS 3® and 2017-2021 (8S) Audi TT RS® equipped with the 2.5TFSI EVO (DAZA/DNWA) engine. This Dogbone Mount Upgrade, also referred to as the Pendulum Mount, was engineered to maximize performance through eliminating the slop present in the factory style mount and improving drivetrain stability to ensure the system is better suited to...

AWE Tuning S-FLO Carbon Intake Suite for the Audi 8V RS 3 and Mk3 TT RS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68290"] AWE Tuning has been around since 1991 and in that time, has become a name in the aftermarket for Audi. This item is the S-FLO Carbon Intake system for Audi 8V/MK 3 TT RS (SKU: GRP-ITK-AU8VRS325T). The largest constant diameter intake system on the planet for the 8V RS 3 and MK3 TT RS. Colossal 4.5" intake tube, 30% increase in filter surface area compared to stock, and a completely modular design four-stage upgrade path from one single s...

Audi Club Auction Watch: 01.26.2022

With so many incredible auction platforms, both traditional and untraditional, enthusiasts could spend all day searching all these outlets for interesting cars hitting the market. Audi Club aims to keep its members up to date with Ingolstadt's finest as they are listed with this new series of stories. We'll scour the auction houses we know looking for interesting new finds, and hopefully our Audi enthusiast members will be informed enough to snap up the best of them. We've made a list of a...

Video of the Day: Audi RS 3 vs AMG A45 vs BMW M2 vs Porsche Cayman GTS vs Volkswagen Golf R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66579"] words: Bill, photo: carwow This is a fairly even matchup in today's drag race from carwow (with the exception of one). Four (AMG, VW), five (Audi), and six cylinders (BMW, Porsche) are represented as well as AWD (Audi, AMG, VW) and RWD (BMW, Porsche). Four of them are within 20hp of each other (RS 3 400hp, A45 420hp, M2 410, GTS 400) with the lonely Volkswagen Golf R down 100hp from the AMG. How does the RS 3 stack up against its co...

Audi RS 3 Sedan: The Epitome of Sporty Driving

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65498"] source: Audi AG With the second generation of the RS 3 Sedan, Audi is relaunching the sporty top-of-the-line pair in the compact segment. The award-winning five-cylinder engine now has more torque, making it even more powerful. In combination with the RS torque splitter installed for the first time in an Audi, the A3 series’ emotional flagship model offers performance and lateral dynamics on a whole new level. The market launch will tak...

40 Years, 40 Figures: Fascinating Facts and Tales about Audi’s quattro Technology

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64730"] source: Audi AG Four rings, four driven wheels – a 40-year success story From the lockable center differential to electric torque vectoring Ahead of the competition: a triumph in motorsports and among customers The quattro drive has been a technical core area and pillar of Audi for 40 years now. The great success story ranges from the manually lockable center differential in 1980 to the three electric motors tha...

Powerhouses: Five-Cylinder Engines at Audi

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64693"] source: Audi AG Five-cylinder engine delivering 136 hp presented for the first time in 1976 in the Audi 100 Successful engine concept for series production and rallying Audi RS 3: modified five-cylinder engine with more torque Audi presented the first five-cylinder gasoline engine 45 years ago in the second-generation Audi 100. Enhancements and new developments followed with turbocharging, exhaust gas purification and four-valve tec...

2.5 TFSI: Audi’s Most Powerful Series Five-Cylinder

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64466"] source: Audi AG The legend lives: the five-cylinder engine is an expression of Audi’s DNA Stronger character: the robust sound and characteristic firing order will give you goosebumps Audi RS 3: new setup for unmatched acceleration and top speed The five-cylinder engine has been an important component of Audi’s brand DNA ever since the first one was introduced in 1976. Even today, its characteristic firing order and unique sound ...

Rally Co-Driver Fabrizia Pons: “The quattro Has Never Lost Its Grip on Me”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64281"] source: Audi AG The vice-champion as Michèle Mouton’s co-driver remembers victory with Audi Great anticipation for the electric e-tron fleet and the new RS 3 Audi Sport GmbH Managing Director Sebastian Grams: “quattro links the past with the future” They are historic venues for the international rally scene and they have close ties to Audi: the Col de Turini as a stage of the Monte Carlo Rally and San Romolo as a very crucia...

Lap Record on the Nordschleife: Audi RS 3 Fastest in the Compact Class

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62923"] source: Audi AG 7:40.748 minutes: a new top speed in the compact segment Ideal setup: torque splitter, semi-slicks, and RS sport suspension plus At the wheel: Frank Stippler, Audi Sport racing and development driver With a time of 7:40.748 minutes, the new Audi RS 3 Seda1 is the fastest compact model on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. In June, Audi Sport racing and development driver Frank Stippler beat the previous lap record in...

A Matter of Lateral: The Torque Splitter in the New Audi RS 3

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62456"] source: Audi AG Active rear-axle torque vectoring for maximum driving dynamics Unmatched acceleration and top speed in the segment Two new RS 3-specific driving modes for circuits and controlled drifts The new Audi RS 3 represents the epitome of unadulterated driving dynamics. This is Audi’s first vehicle to feature the RS Torque Splitter, which distributes drive torque between the rear wheels in a fully variable manner. In combina...

The New Audi RS 3: Unmatched Sportiness Suitable for Everyday Use

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62444"] source: Audi of America 400 PS, five-cylinder engine with 500 newton meters of torque RS Torque Splitter and new RS 3 driving modes for even more agility Expressive exterior design and interior racing atmosphere *Please note:  U.S.-spec horsepower is 401 horsepower, and all other specs are European.  All other U.S. specifications and equipment will follow at a later date. From 0 to 100 in 3.8 seconds, up to 290 km/h top speed,...