After much speculation, Audi now officially unveiled the RS 3 Sportback. The Audi RS 3 Sportback is built on a hatchback platform, although, one could think that it is a small station wagon at a glance due to its resembling to the Audi A4 Avant Wagon.
But by no means that the Audi RS 3 Sportback is a station wagon. This little brawler packs a punch. It is equipped with a 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 340 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque. Power is shifted through a seven-speed S Tronic dual-clutch transmission. Audi claims that the RS 3 Sportback can launch from 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds in its Quattro all-wheel drive system.
The 2011 Audi RS 3 Sportback has an aggressive stance thanks to its four-link suspension out back and a McPherson strut design set up with coilover springs and dampers to lower the car about an inch.
The new top-of-the-line model 2011 Audi RS 3 Sportsback series comes with the xenon plus headlights, front apron, single-frame grill with diamond-patterned styling and the air intakes to uniquely distinguish itself. The sportiness appearance continues with flared front fenders made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP), prominent sill panels, exterior-mirror casings in matt aluminum look and a large roof spoiler.
The 2011 Audi RS 3 Sportback comes with a bunch of standard equipment including the Sport button, rear parking system, climate control, and chorus radio system. Customers can also choose a range of optional features such as front bucket seats, roof rails in matt aluminum look, and black or matt aluminum styling packages.
Currently, Audi has only confirmed the 2011 Audi RS 3 Sportback for sale in Europe at about 49,900 Euros, but we are pretty sure that it will make its round to the U.S. real soon.