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2019 Audi RS 3 2.5T quattro AWD
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2019 Audi S3
2.0T quattro Premium Plus AWD
George Kennedy Preview:

The Audi S3 distills all the performance of Audi’s S lineup into a smaller package. Available as a 5-passenger subcompact sedan, the S3 visually differentiates itself from the A3 with ...

2019 Audi RS 3
2.5T quattro AWD
Tim O'Sullivan Preview:

The 2019 Audi RS3, a jaunty 4-door that competes with the BMW M2 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, gets a few updates for 2019. The RS3 comes in just one trim. It’s powered by a turb...

Specs

2019 Audi S3
2.0T quattro Premium Plus AWD
2019 Audi RS 3
2.5T quattro AWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 7-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
288 hp @ 1,900 RPM
394 hp @ 5,850 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 5,400 RPM
354 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
5 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.3:1
10:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 35.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 10 cu ft 10 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,102 lbs 992 lbs
Exterior
Length 175.8 in 176.3 in
Width 77.2 in 77.2 in
Height 54.8 in 55 in
Wheelbase 103.6 in 103.6 in

Available Options

2019 Audi S3
2.0T quattro Premium Plus AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ara Blue Crystal Effect
  • Brilliant Black
  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Nano Gray Metallic
  • Navarra Blue Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic

Option Packages

  • S Sport Seat Package
  • Audi Sport Carbon Fiber Inlays
  • Audi Sport Carbon Inlays
  • Audi Sport Illuminated Carbon Inlays
  • Black Optic Package
  • Carbon Fiber Package
  • Carbon Fiber Trunk Lid Spoiler
  • S Sport Package
  • Technology Package
  • Wheels: 19" Anthracite 5-Arm-Wing Design
2019 Audi RS 3
2.5T quattro AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ara Blue Crystal Effect
  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Nardo Gray
  • Tango Red Metallic

Option Packages

  • RS Design Selection Interior
  • Audi Sport Carbon Inlays
  • Black Optic Package
  • Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Dynamic Package
  • Technology Package
  • Winter Wheel & Tire Package

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