The Basics of Audi:S3 vs RS3
The German car maker Audi AG has released two astonishing models in the form of Audi S3 and Audi RS3 which are both available in five door body styles whereas Audi S3 also comes in three door body style as well. These cars are the base for the brand and are considered to be among the main sellers in the market.
The all new 2013 Audi S3 comes powered by 2.0 TFSI which is able to throw out 265 hp of power with the maximum torque capacity of 350 Nm. The car can reach 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. The engine comes in either a 6 speed manual transmission or a 6 speed s tronic transmission. The S tronic transmission helps one achieve a better handling along with the greater ability of the car to achieve the 0 to 60 in less time. The 2.0 liter engine of the Audi S3 has been voted as the “International Engine of the Year” in its category.
On the other hand, Audi RS3 is powered by the 2.5 liter TFSI engine. This powerful engine can reach from 0 to 62 mph in just a matter of 4.2 seconds. One would be surprised to see that such a powerful engine keeps its economical values intact. This is evident from the fact that this five cylinder engine can give an excellent fuel economy at 31 mpg. This engine is capable of generating 340 PS and 450 Nm of torque. This engine has got the 7 speed S tronic transmission.
Audi S3 comes with a set of comfortable sports seats. The seats are made of high quality Silk Nappa leather and one can even go for the optional fine Nappa or Alcantara options as well. The steering wheel is also covered in high quality leather which comes with a racing car like flat bottom giving its interiors a sporty look. You can get the seats in the bucket shape as well if you like. The interior inlays are matte brushed aluminum like. This gives it a exclusive feel. Along with all this you have an array of optional additions that you can go for. Similarly the interiors of the Audi RS3 are also mind blowing. The sports seats are covered in black Nappa leather which is stitched with the contrasting silver stitching. You can even go for the optional bucket seats. The steering wheel is also coordinated with the seats and does have the similar black and silver color combinations as well as the sporty feel with its flat bottomed steering wheels.
The exteriors of Audi S3 comes with the standard 5 spoke alloy wheels which one can upgrade to the optional 18 inch 20 spoke wheels as well. The twin tail pipes also make it more elegant. The xenon plus headlights also improve the looks of the car along with the increased practicality.
Audi RS3 comes with the designing cues such as oval tail pipes, designer like xenon headlights and an innovative alloy wheels pair which comes in an attractive opauditional figure as well giving the car a distinctive look.
As far as the price is concerned, Audi S3 comes for €38900 whereas Audi RS3 is available for £39,950. Not a big difference to think about at the time of buying, just the major difference is the availability of 5 doors in the S3 which is a plus point.