After the Octavia RS, which enjoys great popularity among customers already, Skoda is presenting at this year’s Geneva Motor Show (4th-14. March) the Fabia model which is now also in the RS version. Two versions of the Fabia RS series – Sedan and Combi – go to the start.
I’m impressed by their sporty compacts not only by their appearance. For the first time is a four-cylinder gasoline engine is used, which provides for a mere 1.4 liters of displacement impressive 180 hp. The 1.4 TSI is working with direct fuel injection and dual charging. The combination of supercharger and turbocharger enables an exceptionally smooth power delivery. Also, the performance can certainly be proud of: The Fabia RS has a top speed of 224 km/h (combi 226 km/h). The sprint from zero to 100 kph accomplish on both variants in only 7.3 seconds. Despite these benefits, the combined fuel consumption is only 6.4 liters per 100 kilometers.
Externally, falling in both versions, the front bumper with integrated fog lights in the eye, which can be optionally equipped with cornering light function. Instead of the fog lights are optional daytime running lights based on LED technology available. Tinted glass and specially designed for the Fabia RS 17-inch aluminum wheels in design Gigaro including red-painted brake calipers indicate the special position of the Fabia RS models in the product portfolio. Both versions of the Fabia RS is equipped with sports seats bearing the RS-symbol on their backs. The sporty three-spoke leather steering wheel, the RS versions may also, if in a multi-function version with shift paddles for manual control of the standard automatic 7-speed DSG gearbox will be equipped. The control panel in the color of onyx highlights the clear architecture of the interior.