Originally Posted by as7920
^ Wot he said!
I have driven the Audi S3 with 2.0l 4cyl 260ish bhp and was not a fan at all.
The 2.5l 5cyl in the RS3 is a different matter.
Why is it a different matter? It is still a high-pressure application. In fact, more power per litre than the 2.0 TFSI you mention. Can we really attribute the addtion of a cylinder to solving all the other issues? It is no I6, after all. Or perhaps was it just designed from the beginning to be a better high-po motor?