The new high performance Audi RS Q3 will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The Audi RS Q3 is the first RS model to feature in the successful Q model line-up and is the fourth RS model released in 2013 alongside the RS 5 Cabriolet, RS 6 Avant and the RS 7 Sportback.
Audi RS Q3 boasts impressive performanceEngine Capability
As the first RS model in the Q series, the Audi RS Q3 is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-litre, five-cylinder petrol engine that produces 228kW between 5 200 and 6 700rpm with a maximum torque figure of 420Nm available between 1 500 and 5 200rpm.
The model is connected to a 7-speed S tronic transmission and a Quattro all wheel drive system. The Audi RS Q3 can sprint from 0-100km in 5.5 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h. Fuel consumption is rated at up to 8.8-litres/100km with a CO2 emissions figure of 206g/km. A stop-start system is fitted as standard.
Exterior Styling Features
The Audi RS Q3 comes with body accents and roof rails in matt aluminium, special door sill plates and door trim strips, a high-gloss black honeycomb front grille, RS front bumper and a Quattro emblem in the front air intake.
Other new features include a large roof spoiler, rear bumper with distinctive diffuser insert, a large elliptical tailpipe and an RS Q3 logo that accentuates the rear. The model can also be customised in either matt aluminium or black styling packages which include the flaps in the side air intakes, the trim on the diffuser and the fins on the roof spoiler.
The Audi RS Q3 is available in eight exterior colours, including the exclusive Sepang Blue pearl effect.
Interior Styling Features
The interior styling features sport seats with embossed RS Q3 logos as standard and are upholstered in black Alcantara/leather and the instrument panel features gray gauges with white scales and red pointers. The three-spoke multi-function steering wheel is finished in contrasting stitching in rock gray as well as the gear lever.
The infotainment area includes a wide range of options such as the hard-drive based navigation system and MMI Navigation Plus. The Bose surround sound system features 14 loud speakers with a power output of up to 465 watts. The Bluetooth car phone online feature together with WLAN hotspot connects the car to the Internet to bring the online services of Audi into the vehicle.
Additional RS Q3 features include an RS specific driver information system, park assist plus, and xenon plus headlights and LED tail lights which display a dark red tint mark when they are not lit.
The Audi RS Q3 can be expected in South Africa towards the end of 2013.