2013 Audi RS Q3 review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 21 February 2013 , 10:02:18 byVeronica

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Audi RS Q3

Geneva International Motor Show will host on premiere the new 2014 RS Q3 presented by Audi. The first RS model for the Q line will have an impressive look with a large roof spoiler, rear bumper with distinctive diffuser insert, large elliptical tailpipe, a 25mm reduced ride height, black painted eight-piston calipers top brakes and 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels. In addition to these visual highlights the German producer provides for its SUV new bumpers, revised side skirts and honeycomb grille inserts.

Not only the outdoor design has been modified for a more sportive line but the interior too: sport seats marked with RS Q3 logos covered in Alcantara leather, shinning alloy pedals and foot support and also a flat-bottomed three-spoke multifunction steering wheel.

For the infotainment Q3 provides RS logoed MMI and driver information system displays. The interior sport style is emphasized by gray gauges with white scales and red pointers of the instrument cluster and aluminum race, piano black, or carbon fiber trim.

Optional outstanding equipments such as Fine Nappa leather in black or lunar silver, the surround sound system from Bose that delivers through its 14 loudspeakers up to 465 watts of power, GPS navigation, a WLAN hotspot for fast internet connection can please even the most sophisticated customer.

The heart of the Audi RS Q3 is the 2.5-liter five-cylinder petrol engine. This high-performance 2.5 TFSI produces a power of 310 HP (228 kW) and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) of torque that propel the Audi RS Q3 from stand to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 5.5 seconds. The top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph) is electronically limited. The impressive amount of power is transferred to the drivetrain by a seven-speed S tronic transmission and the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.

Audi RS Q3 weighs 1,730 kg (3814.00 lb) at a length of 4,410 mm (14.47 ft) and due to a standard start-stop-system has an average fuel consumption of 8.8 liters of fuel per 100 km (26.73 US mpg) which equalizes 206 grams CO2 per km (331.52 g/mile).
The German manufacturer demonstrates the special RS Q3status combining sport pleasure driving with day by day functionality.