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Audi RS3 Australian pricing revealed

By Scott Newman, 13 Aug 2015 News

Audi RS3 Australian pricing revealed

Australia's most powerful hatch is also its most expensive

Audi has announced today that its forthcoming RS3 hyper-hatch will cost from $78,900.

That's $3100 more than its closest rival, the current Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, though pricing has not been confirmed for the updated A45, due late-2015/early-2016.

Until AMG's pocket rocket arrives, the RS3, which we drove at the international launch in April, will hold the title of Australia's most powerful hatchback, its 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder producing 270kW/465Nm.

This is sufficient to power it from 0-100km/h in just 4.3sec and on to a 250km/h top speed, though that can be optionally raised to 280km/h.

Also on the options list are race-style bucket seats and carbon-ceramic brakes, the first time such an option has been offered on a hatchback, though thankfully the sports exhaust system is standard, allowing owrers to play out all their Group B quattro fantasties.

The RS3 is due for a local launch in October.

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