The Audi RS 3 is the smallest of Audi’s hottest RS performance models, packing razor-sharp handling, quick acceleration, and a businesslike yet upscale interior into a small but mighty package. Based on the subcompact A3 sedan, the RS 3 has kept its core appeal for 2023 after being redesigned for 2022 with a variety of notable improvements inside and out.
Updates include a power boost to the turbocharged engine, along with a new all-wheel-drive system that enhances the RS 3’s handling and helps make it feel lighter on its feet. Interior changes include a new infotainment system, along with improvements to the control layout and a more modern and appealing look overall.
Cars.com’s Joe Bruzek recently had a chance to get well acquainted with the reinvented RS 3 and compare the new model to one from the previous generation. While he was generally impressed with its performance and improvements, he also found a few nits to pick. Click the link above to read Bruzek’s complete, expert review; for a quicker look at the high and low points, read on for four things we like about the 2023 Audi RS 3 and three things we don’t.