At next month’s Geneva Motor Show the muscle-bound five-door Audi RS 3 Sportback will make its comeback emboldened by the latest 400PS (395HP) five-cylinder TFSI engine and a raft of design and connectivity upgrades. Following its world public debut in Switzerland on March 7, 2017, the Audi compact segment spearhead will become available to order in the UK in the summer and will touch down here towards the end of the year.
The Audi RS 3 Sportback is the world’s most powerful production five-cylinder engine – the 2.5 TFSI. It delivers 400PS – 33PS more than its predecessor – and is 26 kilograms (57.3 lb) lighter thanks to its aluminium crankcase, among other features. Its maximum torque of 480 Nm (354.0 lb-ft) is available from just 1,700 rpm and remains at the driver’s disposal right through to 5,850 rpm.