[ Car home Overseas test drive ] This is the masterpiece of an era ！ A colorful and diversified automobile era began to come to an end , The eighth generation Golf is the last generation in Volkswagen's history of using pure internal combustion engine power , Its sister model Audi A3 Even more radical , Audi announced that it would not launch the next generation of models based on internal combustion engine power . So in this context , Audi's R & D engineers are A3 The top models in the car line have done their best , take RS 3( Parameters | inquiry ) Make it the most agile in compact class , The most powerful performance car .
The author of this article Juergen Zoellter, Senior German auto reporter , Freelancer , You can call him Zuo yuede or Lao Zuo . Lao Zuo has worked in the automotive media for more than 30 year , Have GP Grand Prix and rally driving experience , At the same time, it is also the world car of the year award 、 International engine award of the year 、 Judges of many international awards such as the international award for automobile testing technology . He contributed to many media in Europe , Now he is also a contributing writer of Auto Home .
In the front engine compartment is a high-power and from 2011 Legend that began to be used in 2.5 l 5 Cylinder turbocharged engine . The engine has undergone many technical optimizations over the years , Now this latest generation of models can be in 5600rpm To 7000rpm Speed range output 400 The maximum power of horsepower , and 500 cattle ・ The peak torque of M is also higher than that of the previous generation （ Code name 8V） More 20 cattle ・ rice . This small steel gun with so many high and new technologies arouses not only our sadness about its future parting , And the desire to try .
Some people may be interested in the new RS 3 The power specificity of is in doubt , Because you know , The same engine is also used in the same door TT RS、RS Q3 And siyat's Cupra Performance sub brand Formentor VZ5 On . But such power and torque calibration , nevertheless RS 3 exclusive . This time we will test drive a pre production car with camouflage on the track , We can only enjoy the mass production car without camouflage in the studio . After all, before going public , Audi has always had a very strict confidentiality agreement for the release of new cars , But that's what we should do ....
Audi is not going to be in this generation RS 3 What design experiments do on , Challenge everyone's Aesthetics , It just replaced its front face with a more exaggerated mouth , From the front, it looks like a huge nose with air inlets on both sides . That's not enough , Spoiler on the lower edge of the front bumper , The rear diffuser at the rear of the car and the spoiler lip on the trunk lid gave him a lot of points , These are the appearance pieces , This makes it look like a traditional family hatchback, which has been upgraded to a muscular performance car .
Just look at it at rest , Its appearance has been quite frightening , Not to mention that it is better than the ordinary version A3 The suspension should be low and up 25 mm , Let it show a posture of rubbing hands and rushing forward .
When we get into the car , The sitting posture of this sports seat is relative to that of ordinary A3 It will be lower . Flat bottomed , belt RS The steering wheel of the mode button immediately caught my attention . Because this is the first time that you can switch directly on the steering wheel of this level RS Performance or RS Custom mode . If you switch to these two RS In the mode , There will also be shift lights in the head up display to remind the driver .
12.3 The inch Audi virtual cockpit dashboard also has RS Exclusive interface , Further strengthen the sense of movement . In this RS Under the exclusive interface of the vehicle model , The engine speed will be displayed as a vertical bar , The torque and power display can also be displayed on the instrument panel like the runway . For those who like to jump and accelerate in a straight line , The car also comes with 0-100km/h、0-200km/h、0-400m Acceleration timer . With it , You can challenge yourself every time you start at the traffic light . But it's really running on the track , Drivers can't use these “ Thing ”, They focus on other aspects .
for example ,RS 3 The razor sharp progressive steering system , Even small steering adjustments during rotation can be converted into changes in the forward direction of the front . The power assisted motor of the steering gear can be adjusted in three stages according to personal preferences . In addition to excellent steering , You can also enjoy the excellent power output of this legendary inline five cylinder engine , It can be 3.8 Within seconds 0-100km/h The acceleration of , The top speed is up to 290km/h.
As shown on the camouflage film of our test vehicle , The cylinder ignition is maintained 1-2-4-5-3 The order of . The valve exhaust will also be adjusted according to different driving modes , In order to make sure 5 The unique sound wave of cylinder engine .DQ500 7 The speed dual clutch gearbox is RS 3 Provides smooth and seamless power transmission , The overall Powertrain calibration has reached a fairly high level .