2018 Audi RS 3: Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Quick Shifting
The turbo 5-cylinder engine is teamed with a quick-shifting 7-sped S-Tronic dual-clutch gearbox. The transmission can be left to shift on its own or shifted manually via paddle shifters mounted on the steering column. However, a quick tug on the gear shifter and the car is put into Sport mode, which keeps rpm higher and shifts much quicker. Best of all, downshifts happen intuitively — the throttle gets blipped at each downshift, which makes a wonderful series of sounds when slowing for a stoplight.

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