Audi is expanding its RS series and offers from autumn 2013 to the Q3 even in a particularly sporting variant. Visual level, the strong off-roader to RS-specific design details such as the RS front bumper, the RS rear bumper with prominent diffuser insert, the elliptical-shaped tailpipe or the striking roof spoiler.
Inside, the sporty accents then continued, and the passengers are treated with Alcantara / leather sports seats with embossed Audi RS Q3 lettering in the back, black piano lacquer deposits and generously distributed RS logos.
The heart of the RS Q3 is of course be 2.5 liter TFSI engine that helps the SUV to a sports car like performance. With an output of 310 hp (228 kW) of Q3 RS sprints in just 5.5 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h and up to 250 km / h fast.
Its maximum torque of 420 Nm, the engine delivers 1500 to 5200 rev / min, which has a very wide speed range the enormous thrust is available. On average, the motor should be content with just 8.8 liters of petrol per 100 kilometers.
It is shifted tronic as standard with the 7-speed S. Over the standard Audi drive select driving dynamics system with the modes auto, dynamic and comfort, the driver can influence the flap control of the exhaust system, the accelerator response and the shift points.
Thus, the force is also well placed on the road, has the RS Q3 via the proven quattro all-wheel drive with an electronically controlled and hydraulically operated multi-plate clutch. To increase the sportiness, the RS Q3 was lowered by 25 mm, making the off-road capabilities were somewhat limited, but this setup for this car without this should not stand in the foreground.
As standard, the RS Q3 among other still has the RS-specific driver information system, the Audi sound system with 10 speakers, xenon plus headlights and LED taillights. On request there is also available for the Q3 driver assistance systems, the MMI navigation equipment or a Bose sound system with 465 watts and 14 speakers.
Deliveries of the Audi RS Q3 is scheduled for fall 2013, prices have not yet been fixed.