With a time of 7: 40.748 minutes, the new Audi RS 3 sedan is the fastest compact model on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. In June, Frank Stippler, racing and development driver Audi Sport improved the previous lap record in this class by 4.64 seconds. Above all, the torque splitter with its fully variable torque distribution on the rear axle contributed to the successful record drive - Vorsprung durch Technik. The setup is completed by the semi-slick tires from the Pirelli P Zero “Trofeo R” brand, available for the first time ex works, the 19-inch ceramic brake system at the front and the RS sports suspension plus with adaptive damper control. It adapts each damper individually and permanently to the road conditions, the driving situation and the mode selected in Audi drive select. Two setups for different racetracks are stored in the RS Performance mode - on the one hand, a comfortable set-up for uneven tracks such as the Nordschleife, where it is important to minimize large vertical excitations while maintaining high lateral dynamics, and on the other hand, a sporty setup for flat racetracks such as the Hockenheimring. With the ceramic brake system and the adaptive chassis, the legendary five-cylinder high-performance engine in the RS 31 delivers a top speed of 290 km / h - the best value in the segment. And even with an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds, the RS 3 is top of the class.
The new Audi A3 Sedan - the drives
" The new A3 Sedan has two TFSI engines and one TDI -General at the start. What they all have in common is their high level of efficiency. The 35 TFSI, a 1.5-liter direct injection engine, has an output of 110 kW (150 hp) and is available in two versions - with a newly developed six-speed manual transmission and with a seven-speed S tronic that shifts quickly. In addition to the cylinder on demand technology, the unit uses a 48 volt mild hybrid system in conjunction with the S tronic dual clutch transmission. It recovers energy when decelerating, supports the engine when starting up and accelerating from low speeds with up to 50 Nm torque and lets the A3 sedan coast with the engine switched off in many situations. In everyday driving, this reduces consumption by up to 0.4 liters per 100 kilometers. The 2.0 TDI with 110 kW (150 PS) also works with a seven-speed S tronic, whose gear changes are carried out using a new switch using shift-by-wire technology. "
Developing and researching is the essence of the brand Porsche. It is no coincidence that the official name of the company is "Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG". In total, around 6,500 people work at the Weissach development center to ensure that Porsche is always one step ahead.