/2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245 – Performance Highlights

2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245 – Performance Highlights

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The new 2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245 is a special thing because it brings a kind of performance and liveliness not often seen in cars of this class and price range. In fact, whenever something like this happens the car in question goes on to become a cult classic. And that could be the case with the RS 245… if only it looked a little better. 

The issue with this car is with those weird headlights, but then again Skoda Octavia RS 245 offers so much performance-wise, it isn’t that hard to forgive its aesthetic shortcomings. The family car in both hatchback and Combi (wagon) guises packs a a 180 kW (245 PS) four cylinder TSI petrol engine with 370 Nm of torque which is the most powerful unit ever used in a Skoda.

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You can pair that engine with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or – for the first time in a Skoda Octavia – a 7-speed, dual-clutch transmission. With the latter Skoda Octavia RS 245 hatchback hits the 100 km/h mark in 6.6 seconds, and the Combi takes 6.7 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. As for the fuel consumption, with a 7-speed DSG transmission it is just 6.4 l per 100 km (6.6 l with a 6-speed manual gearbox), with CO2 emissions of 146 and 150 g/km respectively.

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Other performance-related features of the 2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245 include Performance Mode Select with the Performance Sound Generator function which enables individual adjustment of drive, chassis and comfort settings, optional adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), Driving Mode Select, radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), electronically regulated VAQ limited-slip differential, and ESC stability system with Sport mode.


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