Audi Q3 RS rangeThe Audi Q3 is part of the growing ‘Q’ range that the market leader in the SUV sector, first released to fill the compact SUV bracket in 2012.
But despite the size and off-road ability of a Q model you don't have to go without performance. As with many Audi models, there is now an RS option for the Q3.
Fitted with a rejuvenated five-cylinder 2.5-litre TFSI engine – which has been voted ‘International Engine of the Year’ in its category six years in a row – the Q3 RS reaches a limited top speed of 155mph and 0-60mph in 4.8s. The Q3 RS Performance sees these figures improved to 167mph and 4.4 seconds, courtesy of the increased 340hp output.
Thanks to the quattro all-wheel drive system, the power can be distributed evenly between both the front and rear axles, and with the Electronic Stabilisation Control, power can be moved around all four wheels so that the power can be in the right place at the right time.
Teamed with the quattro system is the RS-specific sport suspension, which makes the suspension tauter, giving more control and responsiveness to the performance. The RS sport suspension plus is an option that gives more control to the damper settings and help set up the ride as you want it.
With extra sporty detailing on the body, the Q3 RS has a different look compared to the normal Q3, with matt titanium-look features added to certain aspects of the body, such as the air inlet ducts, the wing mirror housing and roof rails. Matt titanium finish RS-specific 20-inch ‘performance exclusive’ alloy wheels are also fitted as standard.
Inside, the RS exclusive detailing continues, with blue detailing to match the RS limited Ascari Blue paint job throughout the car, such as in the RS sport leather steering wheel and central armrest, the Q3 RS has a different feel inside as well as out.
Added features with the RS upgrade include all-LED headlights, privacy glass, and Audi’s keyless entry and start system. Also included is Audi Music Interface that is channelled through the 180-watt Audi Sound System, satellite navigation and parking sensors to make sure your drive is as safe and as comfortable as possible.
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