Pure power: a Audi RS Q3 performance

The reward code is honing a sporty form with new RS opening models. The “performance” in a name stands for both a poignant energy boost and disdainful apparatus that clearly elevates a particular indication above a rest of a portfolio. This also relates to a new RS Q3 performance, whose beat is driven by a mythological Audi five-cylinder engine. Since 2010, an general quarrel of automotive reporters has named a 2.5 TFSI “International Engine of a Year” in a difficulty 6 years in a row. With a pulling power, free-revving impression and matchless sound, goosebumps are guaranteed.

Compared with a RS Q3, Audi has bumped adult a outlay of a 2.5 TFSI engine for a opening model. The developers increasing a cooling ability of a categorical radiator and optimized a fuel siphon to give a five-cylinder turbo in a RS Q3 opening 20 kW (27 hp) some-more power. Peak torque of 465 Nm (343.0 lb ft) is accessible between 1,625 and 5,550 rpm. The sporty, compress SUV so accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.4 seconds and reaches a tip speed of 270 km/h (167.8 mph). Combined NEDC fuel expenditure is 8.6 liters per 100 km (27.4 US mpg), analogous to 203 grams CO2 per km (326.7 g/mi).

The customary seven-speed S tronic has also been rigorously tuned for sportiness. The motorist can possibly concede a intensely fast-shifting dual-clutch delivery to do all a work or change gears manually regulating a change paddles on a customary RS multifunction steering wheel. In a energetic mode of a Audi expostulate name energetic doing system, any rigging change is accompanied by double-declutching.

The quattro permanent all-wheel expostulate uniformly delivers a engine’s energy to a highway around a hydraulically actuated, electronically tranquil multi-plate clutch. Power is distributed automatically between a front and back axles as needed, and even selectively to any circle interjection to a networked Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC). Furthermore, a doing controller can be deactivated to entrance a retuned competition mode.

The frozen RS competition cessation on a Audi RS Q3 opening ideally translates a dynamics of a absolute engine 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. Its evil can be practiced between a settings comfort, automobile and energetic around a Audi expostulate name energetic doing system.

The extraneous pattern with a customary RS pattern sum underscores a particular coming of a Audi high-performance models. These embody a sportily designed bumpers with vast atmosphere inlets adult front and a heavily profiled diffuser insert during a back and a shimmer black honeycomb grilles.

The extraneous of a RS Q3 opening is also characterized by appendage tools in a matt titanium-look finish that are disdainful to a new tip model. 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 tip corner of a diffuser and a fins of a roof corner spoiler. On tip of that, Audi also offers a new paint finish Ascari blue lead – another underline disdainful to a new RS opening models.

Another prominence are a RS-specific, 20 in. wheels in a 5 twin-spoke V design. They are accessible exclusively for a RS opening indication in a matt titanium-look finish, relating a customary appendage tools in this same finish. The RS Q3 opening comes customary with red calipers temperament a RS logo. Audi also offers a calipers in black during no additional charge.

The energetic line of a extraneous pattern is echoed in a interior. The dial instruments underline gray faces, white dials and red needles. Audi offers a competition seats in a tone multiple black and blue with a discretionary RS opening pattern package during no additional charge. Additional elements, such as a RS competition leather steering wheel, a selector push gaiter, a core armrest and a building mats underline blue contrariety stitching. Inlays in CO twill blue, in that a blue thread is woven into a CO material, turn out this disdainful combination. 

The Audi RS Q3 opening will applaud a universe premiere during a Geneva Motor Show in Mar 2016 and can be systematic in Germany effective immediately. The bottom cost is 61,000 euros, and deliveries 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)