2019 Audi RS 3 Specs, Release Dates, Prices

ABOUT THE 2019 AUDI RS 3

Carrying on the tradition of Audi Sport® performance, the dynamic 2019 Audi RS 3 delivers unparalleled performance that's unmatched in its segment. Experience the thrill of 394 horsepower as you spring from 0 to 60 MPH in an astonishing 3.9 seconds in your way to a top track speed of 155 MPH (optional increase to 174 MPH). Its potent 2.5 liter TFSI® turbocharged 5-cylinder engine produces an inimitable sound due to the unique 1-2-4-5-3 ignition sequence, which can be controlled by opening the flaps of the standard RS exhaust system. RS 3 offers a launch control program that allows faster acceleration through precise engine speed and an automated clutch release. Designed to support the driver from the track to the street, the interior design complements greater attention to detail with a driver-oriented layout with a high degree of functionality.

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2019

The 2019 Audi RS 3 now offers updated packages to provide customers with expanded technology and performance options. A direct tire pressure monitoring system and 19-inch 5-arm-blade design titanium wheels with summer performance tires are now standard. To increase connectivity, the Audi phone box with wireless charging and signal booster is now a standard feature as well. A newly standard storage package includes two USB charge ports for the rear seats and a 12V outlet for the trunk. This year, the RS fixed sport suspension is now offered as a standalone option.

2019 AUDI RS 3 KEY FEATURES

  • Starting at $56,200 MSRP

  • 2.5-liter TFSI® turbocharged engine with 394 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque

  • Seven-speed S tronic® dual clutch automatic transmission

  • S sport seats in Fine Nappa Leather with RS embossing and contrast diamond stitching

  • RS model-specific front fascia, rear bumper and diffuser

  • Audi magnetic ride, RS tuned with quattro® all-wheel drive

  • 19-inch 5-arm-blade design titanium wheels with summer performance tires

  • Standard three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel with shift paddles and RS badging

RS Sport Exterior Design

Taking one look at the 2019 Audi RS 3 reveals several design cues that highlight the athletic stance of the vehicle. Up front, the RS 3 wears the signature Audi Singleframe® grille with three-dimensional honeycomb design and quattro® script. Wider front wheel arches provide design cues to the vehicle's quattro® DNA along with an aluminum-matte front blade which connects to the large front air intakes. Looking towards the rear of the RS 3, exclusive twin oval RS exhaust pipes, a rear diffuser in aluminum-matte finish, and a body-colored rear spoiler lip complete the aggressive profile.

Powertrain and Performance

Power for the 2019 Audi RS 3 comes in the form of an 2.5L TFSI® engine paired with a seven-speed S tronic® dual clutch transmission. Producing 394 horsepower, the five-cylinder engine has a total displacement of 2.5 liters which equates to nearly 160 horsepower per liter. With the optional Dynamic plus package, the electronically limited 155 MPH top speed can be upped to 174 MPH. Precisely control the special rhythm and remarkable exhaust tone from the five-cylinder engine by opening the flaps of the standard RS exhaust system.

The S tronic® dual clutch transmission standard on the RS 3 now offers a launch control program that allows improved acceleration through precise engine speed and an automated clutch release. The standard braking system on the 2019 Audi RS 3 features ventilated front and rear disc brakes with eight-piston monobloc brake calipers painted black with the RS logo. Opt for the Dynamic plus package to receive front carbon ceramic discs, which save more than 8 pounds compared to the traditional cast-iron rotors and offer increased resistance to brake fade. The available RS tuned Audi magnetic ride suspension makes carving canyon roads extremely satisfying.

Track-Focused Interior

Take a seat behind the standard three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel of the 2019 Audi RS 3 and immediately feel connected to your commute. Sharply contoured side bolsters found on the contrast diamond stitched S sport seats provide both luxurious comfort and support under high speed cornering. Standard Aluminum race inlays or available carbon fiber decorative inlays and illuminated RS 3 logo illuminated door inlays highlight the car's race-bred heritage. Available Audi virtual cockpit boasts a 12.3" display that delivers vibrant color at 60 frames per second with NVIDIA® quad core processing power. When equipped, RS 3 offers a screen featuring data readouts for tire pressure information, horsepower and torque, along with a G-meter.

2019 AUDI RS 3 TRIMS

  • Starting at $56,200 MSRP

  • 2.5L TFSI® turbocharged engine with 394 horsepower and 354 lb ft of torque

  • Seven-speed S tronic® dual clutch automatic transmission with quattro® all-wheel drive

  • Matte Aluminum-optic exterior styling package (Singleframe® grille surround, black honeycomb pattern and surround, front blade, side mirror housings, side window trim, and rear diffuser)

  • RS model-specific front fascia, rear bumper and diffuser

  • S sport seats in Fine Nappa Leather with RS embossing and contrast diamond stitching

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