As we speak, if you’re looking to buy the most powerful small premium sedan in its segment, you needn’t look past the Audi RS3.
It’s one and only rival, the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC, does look strong with its 381 PS, however the updated RS3 Sedan now comes with 400 PS (395 HP) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque.
It also has an updated 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine, and is 26kg (57.3 lbs) lighter than before. All together, the RS3 can rocket from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.1 seconds, making this car officially quicker than the CLA 45.
According to Auto Express magazine, the 2017 RS3 Sedan is pretty darn good, offering excellent performance and a great soundtrack, as long as you chip in for the optional sports exhaust.
Overall, it seems Audi’s high-performance sedan doesn’t have many flaws and once you factor in the every-day usability, practicality, boot space, quality interior and of course speed, you’ll probably reach the same conclusion as this reviewer.