New Audi RS 3 delivers unmatched sportiness


New Audi RS 3 delivers unmatched sportiness

The new contract hire Audi RS 3 delivers an unmatched combination of incredible sportiness and handling, and yet is still suitable for everyday use.

For those drivers who want to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.8 seconds, then this is an impressive car for you.

It utilises a high-performance 2.5-litre TFSI engine with five cylinders that produces 400 PS with torque of 500Nm.

The RS 3's top speed is restricted to 155 mpg but opt for the Vorsprung or Launch Edition models, and that will increase to 174 mph.

Audi RS 3 car lease model

The Audi RS 3 car lease model delivers best in class performance for speed and acceleration.

There's even good performance available in the low rev range.

There's also a torque splitter fitted as standard to replace the previous rear axle differential.

This will help ensure that the right level of torque is distributed along the rear axle and Audi has fitted an electronically controlled multiple disc clutch on each of the driveshafts.

This delivers a dynamic driving experience and improved levels of agility and control.

Audi RS 3 lease

The interior for the Audi RS 3 lease also impresses with a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit fitted as standard.

Drivers get to see a graph showing torque and power as percentages along with displays for lap times, G-force and sprint times.

There's also an are RS-specific shift indicator that blinks when in manual transmission mode to tell the driver when to change gear.

There's also, for the first time in the RS 3, a head-up display that projects information onto the windscreen and into the driver's line of sight.

Carbon fibre dashboard

Drivers also get a carbon fibre dashboard for the new RS 3, along with a three-spoke multifunctional leather steering wheel.

This incorporates high-quality zinc shift paddles and there's an RS mode button on the steering wheel to help deliver performance and change driving modes to suit circumstances.

Orders for the new Audi RS 3 Sportback and Saloon will begin in the middle of August and deliveries will arrive at the end of the year.

Prices start at £50,900 for the Sportback and slightly more for the Saloon.

The full specification and prices will be revealed shortly but there's no doubt that the contract hire Audi RS 3 also offers an excellent car leasing opportunity.

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