The RS 3's turbocharged 2.5L inline-five engine was sourced from the Audi TT RS, which was priced higher than the RS 3.
Unlike the TT RS, no manual option was provided with a 7-speed S-tronic twin-clutch automatic transmission being standard across the board. A total of 750 units were produced.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
Purchasing the Terminal Velocity Pack will immediately unlock the RS 3 within single player. It is unlocked in multiplayer upon the player completing 18 SpeedList events in Everyday class cars.
The RS 3 Sportback is a powerful Everyday class car that performs similarly to the A1 clubsport quattro, having high top speed and excellent off-road capabilities. However, its heavier mass comes at the cost of acceleration, which is average for its class.
Need for Speed: Edge
The RS 3 Sportback 2012 appears in Need for Speed: Edge.