Audi Unveils the 2022 RS 3


Redesigned compact saloon and sportback get high-performance updates worthy of the racetrack

The future of Audi may be electric, but the present is loud, turbocharged, and fuelled by petrol. The entry model into Audi’s most powerful line-up, the RS 3 gets a new look for 2022 as well as sporty enhancements that put it on par with its larger, more expensive stablemates.

Keeping with Audi’s formula for all of its RS models, the RS3 design is based on that of the A3 but with more aggressive design cues including a black masque around the singleframe grille, a unique rhombus pattern on the honeycomb grille insert, more aggressive rocker panels, and a side air vent behind the front wheels, inspired by Audi’s motorsport division. Compared with its tamer counterpart, the RS3 also gets big, bulging front air intakes in high-gloss or matte black.

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