The new Audi RS Q3 opening joins a RS 6 Avant performance* and a RS 7 Sportback performance* as a third member of a RS performance family. As a sporty auxiliary of AUDI AG, quattro GmbH is obliged for these high-performance models.
The outlay of a 2.5 TFSI engine has been increasing by 20 kW (27 hp) to 270 kW (367 hp), assisting a RS Q3 opening to a customary tip speed of 270 km/h (167.8 mph). 465 Nm (343.0 lb-ft) of torque is accessible from 1,625 to 5,500 rpm; a RS Q3 opening sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.4 seconds. Combined fuel expenditure in a NEDC cycle is 8.6 liters per 100 km (27.4 US mpg), analogous to 203 g CO2 per km (326.7 g/mi). A recuperation complement and a start-stop complement minister to this value. The emissions method is Euro 6.
The 2.5 TFSI has a banishment of 2,480 cc, a outcome of an 82.5 millimeter (3.2 in) cadence and 92.8 millimeter (3.7 in) bore. With extensive pulling power, an intensely free-revving impression and a evil sound of a five-cylinder’s 1 ‑ 2 ‑ 4 ‑ 5 ‑ 3 ignition sequence, goosebumps are guaranteed. At aloft loads and rpm, a strap in a RS empty complement opens to make a evil sound even some-more voluminous. This five-cylinder engine is a complicated classic. Since 2010, an general quarrel of automotive reporters has named it “International Engine of a Year” in a difficulty 6 years in a row.
Just 49 centimeters (19.3 in) long, a engine is really short. It weighs approximately 180 kilograms (396.8 lb). Its crankcase is done of vermicular graphite expel iron, an intensely strong, nonetheless lightweight material. Perfectly placed reinforcements raise a block’s loadability. RS Q3 performance-specific refinements to a 2.5 TFSI embody technical sum such as a redesigned categorical radiator and an optimized fuel pump.
A tiny group of specifically lerned employees build a 2.5 TFSI by palm during a Audi site in Győr, Hungary.
The five-cylinder turbo’s energy flows to a mutated seven-speed S tronic with really brief change times. The reduce gears are closely spaced for sporty response while a seventh rigging is prolonged to save fuel. The motorist can let a dual-clutch delivery do all a work in modes D and S, or can change gears manually regulating a change paddles on the customary RS multifunction steering wheel. In a energetic mode of a Audi drive select energetic doing system, any change operation is accompanied by double-declutching. A launch control duty provides full-throttle acceleration from a station start.
The primary member of a quattro permanent all-wheel expostulate complement is a hydraulically actuated and electronically tranquil multi-plate purchase mounted in front of a back axle. The electronic controller combines stability, traction and pushing enjoyment. Power is distributed as indispensable between a front and back axles depending on a pushing situation. Networking with a Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC) means that energy is even distributed selectively to any wheel. As is customary for RS models, a ESC can be deactivated and has a retuned competition mode.
The frozen RS sport suspension on a new Audi RS Q3 opening translates the dynamics of a absolute engine quite good and lowers a physique by 20 millimeters (0.8 in) compared with a Audi Q3. Audi offers a RS competition cessation and with check control as an option. The evil of a adaptive dampers can be set to one of 3 opposite modes (comfort, automobile and dynamic) regulating a customary energetic doing complement Audi drive select.
In Germany, a Audi RS Q3 opening comes customary with 20-inch wheels
in a 5 twin-spoke V design in matt titanium-look. Additional 20-inch wheels
in opposite designs and aspect finishes are accessible as options.
The front stop discs magnitude 365 millimeters (14.4 in) in hole and underline a weight-saving call design. In a RS Q3 performance, a eight-piston calipers with a RS logo come customary with a shimmer red paint finish. These are also accessible in black during no additional charge.
RS-typical settlement details, such as a sportily designed bumpers with vast atmosphere inlets adult front, a shimmer black honeycomb grilles, a back fender with sculpted diffuser insert and a RS empty complement with a vast oval tailpipe underscore a sporty impression of a Audi RS Q3 performance.
The extraneous of a RS Q3 opening is characterized by disdainful appendage tools in a matt titanium-look finish. The support of a atmosphere estuary channel and a quattro trademark within, for example, are finished this way. Other tools finished in matt titanium-look are: a Singleframe, a parallel flaps in a atmosphere inlets, a trim strips during a side windows, a extraneous counterpart housings, a roof rails, a top corner of a diffuser and a fins of a roof corner spoiler.
The informed matt aluminum and shimmer black styling packages are also accessible on request. Audi offers a discretionary Ascari blue lead paint finish exclusively for a RS Q3 performance.
Interior and equipment
The energetic line of a extraneous settlement is echoed in a car’s interior. The competition seats with a embossed RS Q3 logo are lonesome in a multiple of black Alcantara and leather. Audi offers a seats in a tone multiple black and blue with a discretionary RS performance settlement package. A energetic puncture settlement on a chair core quarrel tapers off diffusely toward a bottom and rear, with a blue that shines by providing for well-developed tone effects.
The RS competition leather steering wheel, that is flattened during a bottom, a core armrest and a selector push gaiter get blue resisting stitching. Inlays in CO twill blue, in that a blue thread is woven into a high-quality CO material, turn out this disdainful combination.
The seats can also be systematic in black or lunar china excellent Nappa leather with mill gray resisting stitching. With a black variant, a solid settlement in mill gray is also available. Carbon inlays are standard, with aluminum competition or piano black accessible as an option.
The instrument cluster has gray faces with white numbers and red needles. The color arrangement of a motorist information complement shows boost pressure, oil heat and a path timer in a special RS menu. Besides a competition seats, a Audi RS Q3 opening also comes customary in Germany with a parking complement plus, MMI radio, Audi sound system, fine involuntary atmosphere conditioning and LED headlights.
Orders are now being supposed for a Audi RS Q3 performance. It will applaud a universe premiere during a Geneva Motor Show in March 2016. The bottom cost of a high-performance SUV in Germany is 61,000 euros. Deliveries of a RS Q3 opening are scheduled to start in a second entertain of 2016.
Fuel expenditure of a models named above:
Audi RS Q3 performance:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 8.6 (27.4 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 203 (326.7 g/mi)
Audi RS 6 Avant performance:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 9.6 (24.5 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 223 (358.9 g/mi)
Audi RS 7 Sportback performance:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 9.5 (24.8 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 221 (355.7 g/mi)