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2018 Audi RS 3 Sedan Secures Spot on Car and Driver’s 10Best Car of the Year List

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Editors of Car and Driver magazine were so impressed with the 2018 Audi RS 3 Sedan’s “driving experience and stout, powerful body design,” they bestowed upon the high performance and stylish sedan the distinction as one of the 10Best Car(s) of the Year.

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Receiving the award at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2018 Audi RS 3 Sedan is a formidable vehicle, engineered with power, style and unwavering grace.

“The ride is the only aspect of the RS 3 that is forgiving. The car’s structure is unyielding,” noted Car and Driver editors. “The body is so stout, if you hit a pothole, you feel bad for the pothole. If the RS3 were a professional boxer, it’d be nicknamed the Ingot from Ingolstadt.” 

The refined, driver-centric interior boasts thoughtful details including a three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel with RS badging and shift paddles, a panoramic sunroof, Nappa leather seats with perforated contrast diamond stitching and RS embossing, ambient LED interior lighting, and dual-zone automatic climate control as well as the Audi smartphone interface, which features Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility.

The sleek exterior is beautifully defined by  19-inch five-arm-blade design wheels, full LED headlights, LED taillights with dynamic turn signals, RS model oval exhaust tips, and a Singleframe® grille with honeycomb pattern and quattro® script.

According to Audi USA Media, “The RS 3 can sprint from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds and can achieve a top track speed of 155 mph, which increases to a top track speed of 174 mph with the optional Dynamic plus package.”

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The all-new and remarkable Audi RS 3 Sedan is powered by a 2.5-liter TFSI® five-cylinder engine perfectly mated to a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission with Quattro® all-wheel drive. This powertrain generates a thundering 400 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque as well as an impressive EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating of 19 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg combined.