The Audi RS Q3 Sportback is hardly slow, yet German tuners ABT Sportsline has given it even more shove.
The big change is the 2.5-litre 5-cylinder engine which has been given a power upgrade. In standard trim, it delivers a more-than-reasonable 294 kW and 480 Nm, but after ABT Sportsline's upgrade, it now produces 324 kW and 520 Nm. Power goes to all 4 wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The additional shove has resulted in the claimed acceleration time of 4.5 seconds dropping to 4.3 seconds, while top speed has increased from 250 kph to 285 kph.
It's not just about power as ABT Sportsline is offering the new Audi RS Q3 with a set of attractive 20-inch wheels, but customers can go even bigger and spec 21-inch units.
The Audi Q3 Sportback is scheduled to come to South Africa, but thanks to COVID-19, pretty much all planning is up in the air. We'll update when we hear more info.