2017 Skoda Octavia RS 245 Is the High-Performance Model Skoda Has Promised?. Last October, Skoda made it to the headlines when it revealed the facelifted Octavia with a controversial headlight. Many people think the additional LED techs in the headlights are ugly. Not to mention that it is only added to the cost of the regular Octavia.
At the end of December last year, Skoda revealed the facelifted Octavia RS and history repeated itself as the high-performance RS also features the same highly criticized headlights and fake air intakes. It is not that surprising because Skoda released four official pictures of the facelifted RS and those pictures clearly warned us about what’s coming. But still, we are allowed to expect Octavia RS to go with the better design, right?.
2017 Skoda Octavia RS 245 Specifications
Putting the ridiculous headlights aside, Skoda has promised to release an exclusive high-performance RS and it is rumored to be 2017 Skoda Octavia RS 245. The car was released in a 20 minutes debut event in Vienna Australia.
RS 245 is not confirmed but the rumor about this model has been going around for a year and even shadowing the recently facelifted RS 230. Speaking of RS 230, it is now the base model of Skoda Octavia RS. It is powered by the same 2.0 TSI engine, but the power output is increased to 230 PS from 220 PS. RS 230 is now available to order in Europe market.
So, what’s going to distinguish the base RS 230 with the rumored high-performance RS 245? One thing for sure is certainly the power output. As what the name suggests, Octavia RS 245 will churns out 15 more ponies compared to the base model. The extra ponies will consequently make the car faster.
Rumor has it, RS 245’s 0-62 mph time is around 6.5 seconds, and the top speed is 155 mph. This is quick, but not the fastest in the lineup since the 280 PS version can reach 62 mph from rest in mere 6 seconds. But it still a good number if we compare it to RS 230 0-62 mph time that can only reach 6.7 seconds.
Furthermore, it is said that RS 245 could be equipped with €2,000 worth of equipment that includes 19 inches wheels, sporty exhaust system, Dynamic Chassis Control and an electronic differential lock that is also featured in pre-facelift RS 230 limited edition
With 245 HP, plenty of equipment and probably both 6-speed manual transmission and DSG gearbox offered. Skoda Octavia 245 is in the same class with Golf GTI 245. And, it probably can outperform the popular Golf.
Unfortunately, according to recent updates, RS 245 is not happening. But this is not the end of the world. That’s because it is rumored that Skoda still has an even more powerful RS model up its sleeve that definitely will be even better than 245 HP. However, we are not going to see this high-performance RS in these few months. It seems like we have to wait until the end of this year to see what kind of surprise Skoda has in store for us.
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