The Rocket That Couldn’t Launch

Enemy From Within

IMA Motorwerke in Chantilly, VA is your Audi headquarters. The technicians at IMA are experts in European and German automobiles and can have your Audi up and running faster than the RS3 can go from 0 to 60.

I’m going to use the 2022 Audi RS3 as my example as to why your spark plugs are extremely important to driver satisfaction. The RS3 is a small, lightweight sports car that is compared to the Honda Civic Type R. This little rocket with Quattro all-wheel drive is built for weather but it’s the grip when launching that will take your breath away.

The Audi RS3 has drift control or the RS torque Splitter and half of a V10 rocket found in the R8 and Lamborghini Huracan. They just cut this engine in half and added forced induction. The 5.1 liter is halved into a 2.5 liter turbocharged inline 5 with 420 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. It has seven different drive modes to choose from: Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, Efficiency, RS individual, RS Performance, and RS Torque Rear.

In a flash the RS3 switches from being a cruiser into a well disguised rocket with the ability to go from 0 to 60 in under 3.3 seconds. The RS3 launches like a rocket and zips around corners without sliding out. In Performance mode and without traction control and in Nürburgring, it’s a beast that competes with the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera.

The RS3 has a seven-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission with an interior that is extravagant and made from the finest materials. The driver also has an easy-to-use interface with a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, it’s a Virtual Cockpit.

Audis are sleek and smooth automobiles with an out-of-body exhilaration for the driver. Neglecting spark plug health can signal a misfire and lead to additional damage and expensive repairs if you continue to drive. Spark plug problems will take away the cruising and performance ability and leave you feeling robbed when sitting behind the wheel of an Audi. Worn-out plugs reduce fuel economy, increase emissions, and prevent the rocket launch the RS3 is capable of. Audi’s have few breakdowns and are one of the most reliable cars on the road. Neglected spark plugs could become the enemy from within.

If your Audi is suffering from a misfire, poor fuel economy, starting issues, slow launches, or is idling rough, your spark plugs may be too old to fire properly. Call IMA Motorwerke to schedule your Audi service and get back to the rocket launch you love.

Written by IMA Motorwerke