The 2022 Audi RS3 Is All Show and All Go With Aggressive Design and a 401-Horsepower Inline-Five

For 2022, the Audi RS3 has a more menacing look and becomes even more capable

The 2022 Audi RS3 looks much sportier and goes like it too

The 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-five is still here and produces 394 hp and 369 lb/ft

The US-spec version develops 401 hp - 7 more than the EU cars

The inline-five works with a 7-speed DCT and the Quattro all-wheel-drive system

It also features RS Torque Rear, which is basically a Drift mode

The sprint to 60 mph is dealt with in 3.7 seconds

Top speed is limited to 155 mph, but can go up to 180 mph with Performance pack

The RS3's chassis has been extensively revised for improved stiffness and response

The adaptive suspension is optional, but well worth it

The car has increased camber, whcih improves cornering stability, but increases tire wear

The 2022 Audi RS3 is 1 inch (25mm) lower to the ground than the standard A3

As standard, the RS3 has ventilated steel brake rotors - 375 mm front and 310 mm rear - with six-piston front brake callipers

You can opt for carbon-ceramic front brake rotors and bigger steel rotors in the rear

The new looks are much more aggressive, so the 2022 RS3 will not pass for a sleeper

The big honeycomb grille dominates the front of the RS3. The Matrix LED headlights are optional

The rear bumper mimics the front grille, with a blacked-out trim piece. Sadly, it's not functional

The signature oval exhasut tips sit nicely with the new rear diffuser

Two Y-spoke wheel designs are available. As standard, you get 10-spoke wheels, while the 5-spoke rims are optional

As before, the RS3 is available in two body styles - Sportsback (hatchback) and sedan

But while the RS3 sedan will be sold globally

The RS3 Sportback will not be coming to the US

The RS3's completely redesigned interior is "Lamborghini-inspired" according to some

There's a 12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit Gauge cluster

And next to it, there's a 10.1-inch infotainment screen

Fortunately, you still get physical buttons for quick access

The flat-bottom steering wheel has a 12 o-clock strip and an RS button

The RS3's sport seats feature honeycomb quilting and contrast green or red stitching

Overall, the new Audi RS3 promises to be much more exciting than the outgoing model

In Europe, you're looking at a €60,000 starting price for the Sportback

While you need to prepare €62,000 for the sedan

For the US market, that's the equivalent of $70,832 and $73,193 respectively

The 2022 Audi RS3 goes on sale in August 2021

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