Geneva Motor Show: Audi Reveals New RS Q3 Performance Edition

Posted: Feb 5 2016, 6:54am CST | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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Geneva Motor Show: Audi Reveals New RS Q3 Performance Edition
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  • Audi set to reveal a new RS Q3 at Geneva Motor Show!

The latest version of the Audi RS Q3 will be even more powerful due to its Performance addition.

Audi has just announced it will be bringing a new version of the RS Q3 at the Geneva Motor Show. The powerful compact crossover just became more interesting. Audi has added a new Performance addition.

The addition to the RS Q3 brings a power boost and exclusive equipment. The new RS Q3 will boast a 2.5-liter TFSI five-cylinder engine. The engine will have its cooling capacity increased in the main radiator.

Even the fuel pump is optimized in order to squeeze an extra 27PS (27hp). It takes the grand total to 367PS (362hp) and 465Nm (343lb-ft) of torque.

It means the Audi RS Q3 Performance needs 0.4 seconds less for the 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint. All the extra oomph will be possible in just 4.4 seconds.

Even the top speed has also increased from the 250km/h (155mph) to 270km/h (168mph). Even the standard 7-speed S tronic transmission has been tuned by the Audi engineers, which sends power to both axles. Even an RS sport suspension plus has been offered. The suspension comes with a damper control as an option.

The exterior has been updated with bumpers with large air inlets up front. Similarly heavily profiled diffuser insert at the rear have been added. The honeycomb grilles and matt titanium-look finish are added bonuses.

The Audi RS-specific 20-inch wheels with five twin-spoke V design are present. The Audi RS Q3 will support a Ascari Blue metallic paint, according to Carscoops. The interior boasts the sport seats in black and blue.

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