The Top 5 Features of the Legendary 2022 Audi RS3

The Top 5 Features of the Legendary 2022 Audi RS3

While RS3 is Audi's smallest sport sedan, it makes big waves with its performance. After a hiatus for the 2021 model year, the 2022 Audi RS3 roars back onto the market with an all-new design, unusual engine, and high-tech features that blend sportiness with luxuriousness.

Audi built the 2022 RS3 with quality and performance in mind, and that quality is on display in a variety of ways. But writing about every spec and cool feature would require a novella, so here are the top five features of the incredibly appealing 2022 Audi RS3.

1. Eye-Catching Exterior

The Top 5 Features of the Legendary 2022 Audi RS3

Unique bodywork details easily catch the eye as the 2022 Audi RS3 drives through the streets of Toronto. Standing out from its luxury sedan siblings, such as the A3 and S3, the RS3 is more masculine with bold fenders, a prominent grille, large air intakes, quad exhaust tailpipes, lip spoiler, and rear diffuser.

One unique feature of the RS3 is the optional LED headlights. As a driver approaches with their key fob, the headlights will spell out "R-S-3" before reverting to a checkered flag pattern.

2. Intensely Luxurious Interior

The Top 5 Features of the Legendary 2022 Audi RS3

A sports sedan is nothing without a luxurious interior that matches under-the-hood power. The 2022 Audi RS3 rises to the challenge with its high-quality, sporty interior that wraps drivers in comfort, convenience, and technology.

Well-bolstered sport seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel projects the RS3's sporty image and intentions. The same can be said for the driver's instrument display - a virtual cockpit sits in front of the driver in a large 12.3-inch display that is fully reconfigurable and changes its look based on the drive mode selected.

This large display can show everything from a navigation route to a digital speed readout to a bar-graph tachometer. It also can show g-forces, lap times, and quarter-mile times, a feature not found on other supposedly sporty sedans.

3. Uniquely Iconic Engine

The Top 5 Features of the Legendary 2022 Audi RS3

Under the hood of every 2022 Audi RS3 is an engine that is as unique and iconic as the manufacturer itself. A turbocharged 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine rockets the sports sedan and provides a unique soundtrack that underscores every drive. The odd number of cylinders might seem, well, odd, but it works for Audi and has been a fan favourite since it was first introduced on the RS3.

The latest iteration for the third-generation 2022 model is particularly pleasing, pairing with a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission and standard Quattro all-wheel-drive system. The engine of the 2022 Audi RS3 is a top feature of the sedan because no other manufacturer or small sports sedan offers anything like it.

4. Powerful Performance

The Top 5 Features of the Legendary 2022 Audi RS3

With a unique and important feature such as a five-cylinder engine, another important thing to note is the powerful performance that it provides. The 2022 Audi RS3's turbocharged five-cylinder engine pumps out 401 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque as well as a deep, charismatic growl when drivers hit the throttle, rocketing to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds and topping out at a speed of 250 km/h.

With acceleration like that, it's easy to see the RS3's feisty nature and dedication to sporty performance. It helps that Audi's sportiest 3 model features a stiffer suspension setup, a unique set of wheels on stickier performance tires, and upgraded brakes.

The newly developed upgraded six-piston steel brakes quickly bring the RS3 to a stop. Drivers can also opt for ceramic brakes that come with their own specially designed brake pedal, as well as red, blue, or grey callipers.

5. Exciting Drive Modes

The Quattro AWD system present on the 2022 Audi RS3 features exciting drive modes, splitting the power based on the drive mode chosen. There are seven different drive modes that can be selected: Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, Efficiency, RS Individual, RS Performance, and RS Torque Rear.

The drive modes cover all the bases for RS3 drivers. In Efficiency mode, the RS3 drives more like a front-wheel-drive vehicle. While Comfort is suited for city driving, the best choice is Auto as it responds to driver input to pick the most appropriate modes. For the fun times, drivers should switch to Dynamic, as it delivers the very best of what the RS3 has to offer.

2022 Audi RS3 Availability in Canada?

Unfortunately, the 2022 Audi RS3 will not be available in Canada. Due to specific changes in the law for the registration of new vehicles in the Canadian market, it is no longer possible for Audi Canada to offer the 5-cylinder engine. Consequently, we regret to inform you that Audi Canada and its dealer network can no longer market and sell the RS 3 and TT RS in the Canadian market due to the inability to satisfy certain technical requirements.

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