Versus the competition:
It’s no slouch, but the RS 3 lacks the sharpness and direct input of its chief competitor, the BMW M2.
"The grass is always greener on the other side of the pond." That's the lament car enthusiasts in the U.S. have long uttered while gazing with intense longing across the Atlantic at the sports sedans, hatchbacks and wagons that seem much more numerous on European shores.
Over the past several years, however, a few of those cars have made it to our fair shores, among them the Audi RS 3, starting with just 250 preconfigured cars for the 2017 model year but continuing in earnest for the 2018 model year.
The RS 3 doesn't arrive unopposed. Competitors like the BMW M2, Jaguar XE S and Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 come to mind. Compare the RS 3 with those cars here. Still, this is illustrious company... Read More