2017 Skoda Octavia RS 245: More power, same weird headlamps

The Skoda Octavia RS 245 has a more powerful 2-liter turbo 4-cylinder gas engine, with 180kW (241hp) and 370Nm (273 lb-ft).

That’s 11kW (15hp) more than the pre-facelift RS 230 model. The RS 245 has a standard 6-speed manual or an optional 7-speed DSG dual clutch transmission.

The Octavia RS 245 hatch has a 0 to 100km/h time of 6.6s, and the Combi (wagon) has a 0 to 100km/h time of 6.7s.

The RS 245 has suspension that’s 14mm (0.6 inches) lower than the regular Octavia models. The rear track is 38mm (1.5 inches) wider than the old model. A limited slip differential is standard.