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New Audi RS 3 Sedan shown off to international audience for the very first time


Audi took the stage at the Paris Motor Show 2016 to show off some of its new models including the new Audi RS 3 Sedan, new Audi Q5 and the Audi A5 and Audi S5 Sportback.

The new Audi RS 3 Sedan is something that the automaker calls demonstration of pure power. The RS family’s latest member the RS 3 Sedan takes the spot of the sporty spearhead of the compact category. The 2.5 TFSI power unit on the RS 3 delivers an awesome 400 hp of power and a maximum torque of 480 Newton-meters (354.0 lb-ft).

The RS 3 conveys a powerful message through its sharp looks – it means nothing else but power. A wider track than the basic model, the Singleframe grille with quattro logo and the exhaust system’s large oval tailpipes lend the latest addition to the RS range its distinctive character. Its interior, too, is dominated by a motorsport feel.

The circular instrument dials are black with red needles and white scales. As an option, the Audi virtual cockpit comes with a special RS screen: The rev counter now appears in the center. On the left and right, information appears on tire pressure, torque and g-forces.

The new Q5

At the Paris Motor Show, Audi showed off features of the new Audi Q5 to the public for the first time. The new Q5 is more efficient and dynamic, has reduced weight, greater aerodynamics, new quattro drive with ultra technology, ability to disengage the rear-axle drive whenever not needed, and predictively re-engage it.

Customers have various chassis options to choose from, including air suspension. The Q5 boasts of sophisticated materials in the interior, excellent build quality and even more space. A comprehensive range of refined technical features is also included. The Q5 is excellently connected thanks to Audi connect, which brings a wide range of useful services on board. The driver and passengers access these via the Audi virtual cockpit, the MMI center display or the Rear Seat Entertainment. A wide selection of driver assistance systems take care of safety, comfort and efficiency – from exit warning and the predictive efficiency assistant to turn assist or the or traffic jam assist.