362HP 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback - Official

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362HP 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback - Official

Post by mark0006 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:13 am

Simply awesome.

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from the article:
Most powerful production five-cylinder engine in Audi RS history with 367PS and 465Nm from 1,625rpm to 5,550rpm

0 - 62mph in 4.3 seconds - 0.3 seconds faster than the previous model - 155mph governed top speed can be raised to 174mph on request

6 pictures and press release

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Re: 362HP 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback - Official

Post by MikeFish » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:39 am

The specs read well but I'm disappointed in the looks. I bet it drives well though.
Looks nothing like the A3 Clubsport and no mention of a saloon!
To me it looks like an A3 with different bumper and grille; not very aggressive. And what's that silver crap running along the roofline? Are they trying to make it look like an Avant with roof rails?
I would have liked wider arches.
Maybe seeing it in a decent colour, black optics, lowered and spaced might make it look better but from those photos I'm disappointed.

At least it has the dual oval RS exhausts now.

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Re: 362HP 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback - Official

Post by doodlebug » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:59 am

What's happened to the styling? Just looks like a pimped A3. For something that's going to be £50k, it's pretty pony. Can't handle any worse than its predecessor though.

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Re: 362HP 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback - Official

Post by HYFR » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:17 am

Agree. Styling . Snore zzzzzz

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Re: 362HP 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback - Official

Post by Nickyboy » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:25 am

Disappointed for sure in looks. Not so keen to lay out 50k anymore.

Wheels are naff. Sure it will look better in the flesh.
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Re: 362HP 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback - Official

Post by toyneg » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:25 am

MikeFish wrote:The specs read well but I'm disappointed in the looks. I bet it drives well though.
Looks nothing like the A3 Clubsport and no mention of a saloon!
To me it looks like an A3 with different bumper and grille; not very aggressive. And what's that silver crap running along the roofline? Are they trying to make it look like an Avant with roof rails?
I would have liked wider arches.
Maybe seeing it in a decent colour, black optics, lowered and spaced might make it look better but from those photos I'm disappointed.

At least it has the dual oval RS exhausts now.
was just about to write the exact same thing Mike - my thoughts exactly
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Re: 362HP 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback - Official

Post by Ozzyz » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:56 am

Nickyboy wrote:Disappointed for sure in looks. Not so keen to lay out 50k anymore.

Wheels are naff. Sure it will look better in the flesh.

+1

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Re: 362HP 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback - Official

Post by hammy969 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:01 pm

First impressions are disappointing. As everybody else says doesn't look much different to an A3 never mind a S3!
Probably will handle better though.
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Re: 362HP 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback - Official

Post by RIV » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:18 pm

Looks crap, mildly tuned a45 will spank it's arse too

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Re: 362HP 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback - Official

Post by doodlebug » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:45 pm

Interior is a step up.....and no sodding ipad strapped to the dash. Still, been there done that, not going here again.

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Re: 362HP 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback - Official

Post by RIV » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:04 pm

Interior is a step up.....and no sodding ipad strapped to the dash. Still, been there done that, not going here again.
Yeh iPad thing is not the best,The merc is fun to drive though, attracts some fooking idiots unfortunately
Audi need to do more than keep chucking the same engine into the next model, just like the b8 it's just not a big enough step forward, can't see me keeping my Rs more than another year tbh,only trouble is it's so bloody nice to look at

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Re: 362HP 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback - Official

Post by doodlebug » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:18 pm

Yep. The club sport was a thing to behold. I had a moment when I saw it at Le Mans. What's on offer as RS3 looks like rinse and repeat, not enough effort for a 50k motor.

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Re: 362HP 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback - Official

Post by RIV » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:32 pm

The club sport was a thing to behold
Annoying thing is they can do it, but yet they don't

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Re: 362HP 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback - Official

Post by Graeme4130 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:11 pm

I agree with what everyone else says, it just doesn't look special enough
Golf R looks more aggressive than that
Apart from exhausts, just looks like someone's ticked all the s-line options on a boggo A3
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Re: 362HP 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback - Official

Post by MikeFish » Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:17 am

I thought a lot would disagree with my opinions but it seems everyone thinks the same.

Why didn't they make it look like the clubsport? Surely they knew they'd be selling faster than they could produce them so why didn't they do it? Too scared and stuck with a safe model? I don't believe anybody at Audi thought this RS3 was a patch on the clubsport for looks and couldn't cost that much more (if anything) to produce (maybe more expensive cos wheels are bigger).

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