The Audi RS3 Sportback is the company's fastest small luxury car and comes with a powerful 401-hp turbocharged five-cylinder engine.

However, the Audi RS3 Sportback has one of the most distinctive soundtracks in its class because to its unique engine.

Audi appeals to audiences who value sportiness as much as luxury because of its sharply creased sheetmetal and sleek, tastefully furnished interior.

The Audi RS3 Sportback, which has been completely revamped, enters its second generation in the United States.

The A3 is powered by a 201-hp turbo four while the S3 has a 306-hp variant of the same engine, despite the fact that the three vehicles have the same base, interior proportions, and many other similar features.

The unconventional five-cylinder engine of the 2022 Audi RS3 Sportback is one of its most distinctive features.

Due to its unusual number of cylinders, it has a distinctive thrumming noise that was especially enjoyable in the previous model.

The engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that downshifts purposefully with light throttle inputs but acts more subtly under severe braking.

The RS3 Sportback we drove made thrilling noises, and the track revealed the car's aggressive personality.

At our test track, the RS3 surpassed the quarter-mile mark in just 11.8 seconds at 117 mph, and we recorded an astonishingly rapid 3.3-second run to 60 mph.

The Audi RS3 Sportback's interior is identical to that of the A3 and S3, except it has front seats with more pronounced side bolsters.

The driver's side and the instrument panel binnacle, which contains a set of digital gauges, are flanked by a pair of high-mounted air vents.

Climate controls with physical buttons are located below the centre touchscreen, and there is a bin beneath them that is part of the centre console.

Unfortunately, the Audi RS3 Sportback's strange, stubby shifter must be used to change ratios; once the vehicle is moving, paddle shifters on the steering wheel are an option.