Is This The Best Sounding New Car For Less Than $100,000?
— 7 November 2018

Is This The Best Sounding New Car For Less Than $100,000?

— 7 November 2018
John McMahon
John McMahon

This debate is subjective, there’s no doubt about that. It’s also contentious and somewhat limiting given we’re only talking cars to the value of $100,000 Aussie dollars here rather than USD. 

No matter, we’ll be straight up. We think the best sounding new car for less than sub $100k is the Audi RS3. We’ve also driven the M2, however, and would say that gives it a solid run for its money. The biggest issue you’ll have when tossing up the two options below is that you can never adequately capture an exhaust sound in a YouTube video. Guess you’ll just have to go test drive both for yourself to confirm.

So which one will be it for you? Or, do you have a third contender to throw into the mix? Let us know in the comments.

Audi RS3

Engine: Inline 5-cylinder petrol with direct fuel injection and turbo-charging 

Transmission: 7-speed S-tronic

Driveline: Quattro

Power: 294kw @ 5,850 – 7,000 pm

Torque: 480Nm @ 1,700 – 5,850 rpm

0-100km/h time (sec): 4.1

Price: $80,611 (Hatchback) & $84,900 (Sedan)


Engine: 3-litre six-cylinder turbo-charged

Transmission: 7-Speed Dual Clutch with Drivelogic 

Driveline: Rear

Power: 272kW @ 6,500rpm 

Torque: 465Nm @ 1,400-5,650rpm (500Nm on overboost) 

0-100km/h time (sec): 4.3 

Price: $99,900, plus on-roads

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John McMahon
John McMahon is a founding member of the Boss Hunting team who honed his craft by managing content across website and social. Now, he's the publication's General Manager and specialises in bringing brands to life on the platform.


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