Dating back to the middle of the 1959, the Octavia RS is another model from Skoda that has 2 body specifications. It is available as a hatchback and an estate. The pulse rate of many drivers is speeded up to 240 km/h with an acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 7.3 seconds. The car’s powerful turbocharged petrol engine of 2.0 TFSI produces 200 bhp (147 kw) and 280 Nm of torque, available over a wide range of revs from 1800 to 5000 rpm.
The RS model is equipped with a modified exhaust sound system which enhances the dynamic appearance.
The car is also provided with a standard 6-gear manual transmission that transmits the output to the wheels smoothly and clearly.
The lowered sports chassis ensures the car’s lively driving characteristic.
The car’s sporting appearance is ensured by the front and rear bumper with an integrated spoiler, the rear bumper with “cat’s eyes” reflectors, the spoiler on the 5th door on the hatchback, Zenith 17 alloy wheels, along with the chrome plated double tailpipe.
The vehicle’s sports interior features sports seats in a black-silver combination, Alu-Look RS trim on the instrument panel and door panels, an original three-spoke steering wheel along with a black ceiling upholstery.
Its green brake calipers and the RS emblem on the radiator grille, the 5th door, the steering wheel, the front and rear seats are some details that make the Octavia RS be unique and exclusive. This exclusivity is also given by Zenith 18 alloy wheels that are optional along with the completely new Race Blue and Sprint Yellow metallic colors.
World debut: Skoda Octavia RS
When presented last week the professionals asked if and when Skoda Octavia RS sports version would be launched. Being a useful and full-value with an excellent engine, lowered chassis and sports charisma, the new Octavia RS can make the adrenaline flow every time the accelerator is pressed.
The new Octavia has a dynamic and robust shape with clearly-defined lines. Great attention was given to the rear section. The rear lights now extend all the way to the sides of the body.
Nothing disturbs the harmonious and smooth lines. The door handles, mirrors and the protective side strips are in the body color. The front section is dominated by the robust bumper with an integrated spoiler. The projector halogen headlamps are another distinguish feature of the front section. To dispense light on the road the halogen headlamps use an optical system rather than a reflector, like xenon headlights.
The driving enthusiasm, intelligent functionality, technology and luxury are clearly in evidence in the all-new exterior design. The front and rear bumper with an integrated spoiler, a rear bumper with Cat’s eyes reflectors, a spoiler on the 5th door, Zeniths 17 alloy wheels – all these are the available technology package which integrates the new Octavia into the performance – oriented driving environment.
The rear section is dominated by the new bumper which further emphasis the dynamic design and improve visibility especially at night. The hatchback is equipped with an eye-catching fifth door spoiler. The normal estate has an elegant standard spoiler.
The sporty design and overall dynamic character of the car is provided by the attractive Zenith 17 alloy wheels, whereas the Zenith 18 wheels are optional. The green disc brake calipers are visible through the spokers of the wheel displaying which is another feature of Skoda RS sports models.
Beside the new exclusive Race Blue and Sprint Yellow colors, other 3 attractive colors are available: silver-diamond metallic, Corrida Red and Magic Black.
The newly designed RS emblem on the 5th door and the radiator grill which is a winged arrow logo, enhances the car’s uniqueness and originality.
New attention to detail and luxury distinguish the Octavia RS interior. An original combination of black and silver, leather and fabric together with the Alu-Look trim push performance and luxury to new levels.
Nothing about Octavia RS’s interior is ordinary. The new black-silver sports seats with the RS are essential. That’s why certain parts of the ergonomic three-spoke leather steering wheel rim are in embossed leather to give a perfect grip. A plaque with the RS emblem further enhances the general impression of the car, as do many other items such as Alu-Look trim on the instrument panel and door panels, black ceiling upholstery, removable mats with silver triming and silver data on the instruments. All these features provide the car’s unique character. The leather gear level is decorated with a new plaque with a matt silver finish especially for the RS model. The feeling of power and speed are increased by the door sills with the RS emblem and the pedals with metal covers.
Octavia RS is daring in interior comfort and roomness, too. The vehicle is perfectly suited to the needs of everyday life as well, being provided with various storage compartments, useful boxes and smart details. Also the huge 560l or 580l luggage compartment shoes that Skoda Octavia RS is a extremely flexible car. The car responds perfectly to the needs of a family car.
The RS cars are the answer for anyone looking for an original car that stands out from the crowd.
The Octavia RS is a performance car with a difference. With its ample legroom and massive boot and standard equipment as well, the Octavia RS is a reliable, solidly built car.
The new Octavia comes with a wide variety of specifications. For example 4 airbags, ABS, tilt and rake-adjustable steering-wheel, height-adjustable driver and front passenger seats, central locking with remote control, outboard computer, electric front windows, electric and heated door mirrors, climatic air conditioning, steam radio with CD player.
You also can choose a standard trim level or add options to create the ideal car for you. A perfect visibility is provided by the clear-optic xenon lights with dynamic control and intensive illumination. Located under the front windscreen, behind the rear-view mirror, the rain sensor activates the windscreen wipers and adjusts their speed to suit the conditions. The rear parking sensors measure the distance from the car to any objects behind, emitting a sound at shortening intervals to warn the driver as the objects get closer. Automatically maintaining a set speed, cruise control makes driving more comfortable. To check the average and actual fuel consumption, ambient temperature and even information on the radio station you are listening to, the car is available with a multifunctional MaxiDOT display. The Satellite navigation system literally tells you which way you go and can work out the best route for you.
The heart of the Octavia RS is the powerful TFSI 2.0l engine that produces 200 bhp (147 kw) and is placed under the bonnet. This engine has a torque of 280 Nm that is moreover available from 1800 to 5000 rpm. This takes the car from 0-100 km/h in only 7.3 sec and on to a maximum speed of 240 km/h. It complies with EU4 and has a combined consumption of only 7.8l per 100 km. the standard manual 6-gear transmission perfectly matches the engine’s characteristics and has precise and smooth movements.
The 4-cylinder 2.0 TFSI engine is the very first turbo-charged petrol engine, the fuel being directly injected into the combustion chamber. The injectors of the cylinder head work with a pressure of up to 11 MPa (110 bar) compared with an average pressure of 0.4 MPa (4 bar) of standard injection into the intake manifold.
Using only an homogenously distributed air-fuel mixture within the combustion chamber, the 2.0 TFSI provides the maximum response at every point along the broad engine-revolution band. Modifying the inlet duct geometry from that of the 2.0 TFSI engine it results even higher tumble values production. This solution leads to a compression ratio of 10.5:1, a value that is otherwise usually achieved only by naturally-aspirated engines. To get a thermo-dynamic efficiency, the turbocharger is coupled with the direct petrol injection system that is new compared to the conventional turbo engines.
Body and Chassis
Each bend is a challenge for the Octavia RS. Every component and part of the vehicle has been designed to trans from the engine’s output into the joy and pleasure of driving.
To increase the torsion strength the body has been braced with special reinforcements. The chassis has been adjusted, having 12 mm lower clearance and modified shock absorbers and springs.
What help the efficient brakes to keep control is the standard ABS including EBD, MBA, EBC and ASR.
The car is equipped with standard impact front and side airbags. The front passenger airbag comes with a deactivation switch and a warning light on the dashboard indicates deactivation. Illuminated red symbols on the dashboard let you know if a door isn’t properly shut and a buzzer warns you that if a safety belt is unfastened. Three rear headrests provide valuable protection for the passengers in the rear seats. The car is also fitted with rear parking sensors which measures the distance from the car to any objects behind.
With its all-steel, fully zinc-galvanized, 5-door, 2-section body, the new Octavia RS is 4572 mm long, 1769 mm wide and 1462 mm high. The outstanding road performance is partly due to its large total wheelbase span of 2578 mm. The interior is plenty of room for all passengers, with up to 1164 mm in the front and up to 883 mm in the back. The cabin is 1380 mm wide in the front seats and 1374 mm in the back. The distance from the seat base to the roof is 981 mm in the front and 966 mm in the back.
The volum of the boot is above average. When folded down the rear seats, it can increase to 1350 liters.