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Audi RS 3 by MTM with 347kW (472hp)

Renowned Audi tuner MTM has come up with a power-up package for the new Audi RS 3 super hot hatch. The package includes an engine tune which allows the hatch to punch out 347kW of power.

In standard form, the Audi RS 3 comes with a 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine – also seen in the Audi TT RS – developing 250kW of power and 450Nm of torque. It’s able to sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds and has a top speed limited to 250km/h.

The MTM Audi RS 3 takes those original figures and turns them up quite a few notches. With help from a revised turbocharger, a new freer flowing exhaust system and changes to the ECU, the MTM version comes with 347kW and a spine-crunching 600Nm of torque.

MTM says the little Audi RS 3 is capable of smashing 0-100km/h in a supercar-like 4.1 seconds while top speed is extended out to 292km/h. The kit turns what is essentially a hot hatch into a fully fledged supercar.

The MTM Audi RS 3 kit also comes with 19-inch bimoto alloy wheels hiding an uprated braking package and a revised interior. MTM does offer a slightly less powerful tune, taking standard figures to 302kW or 312kW if 347kW is a bit too much power.

MTM offers the 347kW kit with prices starting at €10,600 (approximately AU$14,624). Unfortunately, Audi Australia currently has no plans for the Audi RS 3 Down Under.

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.