It's an unlikely race, but it’s a fun race nonetheless. In the power stakes, the RS4 Avant trumps the RS3, with its twin-turbo 2.9-litre V6 producing 331kw and 600nm, versus 294kw and 480nm from the RS3's 5-cylinder 2.5-litre turbocharged mill. However, the RS3 weighs about 200kgs less than the RS4. How will they compare on the drag strip?
The RS3 Sedan is currently available and carries a price tag of R933 500, while the RS4 Avant is scheduled to be launched in South Africa before the end of 2018.