We welcomed summer because of the release of the 2017 Audi RS3, but as the shadows grow long and the leaves start to yellow, we have found several more reasons to fall in love with the RS3 all over again.
400 Horsepower and Quattro on Tap
It is not often that you can enjoy the thrills of a muscle car far into the depths of Winter, but with the 400 horsepower turbo powered Audi RS3 – it won’t be a problem. It features a refined Quattro AWD system that has been proven to bite at the track (0-60 – 3.9 seconds), but can also handle itself in plenty of bad weather.
Yes, it is true that its onboard system tends to favor the rear tires, but its seven-speed dual-clutch automatic will keep its 354 lb-feet of torque in check for the most part.
While the RS3 sedan may have been built to handle the track, Audi has not forgotten that it needs to first get its driver there safely, and we’re not talking about in a covered trailer. This may be an insanely fun car to thrash in the corners of dry tarmac, but it is also impressively practical on a snowy back road.
Tire Monitoring and Ceramic Brakes
Its tire pressure monitoring system will come in handy as the temperature extremes begin to test the flexibility of your grandpa’s outside thermometer. And despite the track focus of the RS3’s front ceramic brakes (Dynamic Plus Package), these brakes are also extremely capable in extreme temperature and terrain.
The Audi’s ceramic brakes offer quick heat up, reliable stopping power, and their minimal dust will keep you out of the car wash facilities a bit longer than most folks. Our only stop will be at the tire shop for some all-season performance radials.