2018 Audi RS3 & Audi TT RS Explained
The 2.5-liter turbo five with 400 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque is also used in the TT RS, Audi’s sports coupe that shares its MQB platform with the entire A3 range.
Audi says the combination of the five-cylinder with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission will get the RS3 from zero to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds; considering the last TT RS went from zero to 60 mph in well under 4.0 seconds, packing 40 fewer horses, we wouldn’t be surprised if the RS3 proves to be a bit quicker than Audi’s estimate.
A top speed of 174 mph is also an impressive metric.
Audi includes all the modern performance upgrades in its arsenal to make the TT RS one wicked sports coupe. The 2.5-liter turbo five makes 400 hp and drives all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic; we estimate a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds. Steering-wheel-mounted ignition and drive-mode selector switches, a fixed rear wing, gaping front intakes, and large oval-shaped tailpipes separate the RS from other TTs. The coupe (not roadster) comes to the U.S. in the early summer of 2017.
Zero to 60 mph: 3.6 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 9.7 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 12.1 sec
Top speed (governor limited): 155-174 mph