The new Audi RS3 beats the BMW M2 as the fastest compact car on the Nürburgring

Nurburgring It is the most difficult and dangerous circuit in the world and is used for competitions, track days and car development. The famous Green Hell It has become a standard for brands to show the world what their cars are capable of by covering more than 20 km as quickly as possible. Audi just published as its RS3 2025 has taken away the throne BMW M2.

With a time of 7:33.123the 2025 Audi RS3 is now the fastest production compact in the Green Hellthis time is 5 seconds faster than the one marked by the BMW M2 in August 2023 when it achieved a 7:38.706.

Under the hood of the RS3 2025 there are no major changes, in fact, it maintains the same 2.5-liter 5-cylinder turbo engine emblematic of Audi’s compact RS models. produces the same 400 Hp and 500 Nm of torque that go to all four wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Where that time was really extracted was by achieving a better suspension tuning, which allowed this RS3 to take corners faster with greater stability. In turn, better calibration of the electronics for the box, accelerator and elements such as electronic stability control can also provide greater improvements.

Finally, it is known that the RS3 that placed this lap used rims Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R, The same ones can be optionally fitted to the RS3 since they are semi-slick; As standard it has other more versatile Pirellis for daily use.

The global presentation of this sporty variant of the A3 will take place next 20th of August and there we will see if they also release a more powerful version: everything says that the RS3 that spun at the Nurburgring is a possible “Performance” version of the model.

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