Audi RS3 Performance Edition: A European Exclusive

The German manufacturer recently unveiled the limited-edition Audi RS3 model Performance Edition. Exclusive to the European market, the 300-unit edition gets upgrades that are either expensive options or unavailable on the standard RS3 and comes in a sedan and a hatchback model.

The Audi RS3 Performance Edition trim gets standard features that are optional features on the average car, like Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires, carbon-ceramic brakes, and adaptive suspension. The Performance edition also gets a set of leather and Dinamica front bucket seats, 19-inch cross-spoke dark gray matte wheels, an Alcantara steering wheel, and the car’s serial number engraved on a plaque.

The five-cylinder turbocharged 2.5-liter engine on the Performance Edition has 401 HP and 369 lb-ft of torque with a top speed of 184 mph and can go from 0-62 in 3.8 seconds. It also has a seven-speed dual-clutch, Audi’s signature Quattro all-wheel-drive system, and the standard RS Sports exhaust system with an edition-specific center silencer.

Interested Audi RS3 model Performance Edition owners have five colorway options: Nogaro Blue, Arrow Gray, Daytona Gray, Sebring Black Crystal Effect, and Glacier White Metallic.

The RS3 Performance edition is limited to just 300 units, for approximately $73,700 for the hatchback and $75,700 for the sedan. Deliveries are set to begin in early 2023.


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