You will soon be able to order the Audi RS Q3 in the summer of 2013 with a preview taking place at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The RS Q3 is the first SUV to undertake the RS transformation at Audi’s high performance subsidiary quattro GmbH.
The Audi RS Q3 is powered by a 2.5-litre, five-cylinder TFSI petrol engine that outputs 310PS/420Nm, which equates to a 0-62 mph time of 5.5 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. On the official combined cycle 32.1 mpg has been recorded with CO2 emissions of 206 g/km.
The RS transformation includes a RS-specific sports suspension which lowers the body height by 25mm and a custom electronic stabilisation control (ESC) programme. The RS Q3 is 25mm longer than a standard variant at 4,410mm.
The exterior sees RS-specific detailing including a high-gloss black honeycomb front grille and RS bumpers, the front treatment including a quattro emblem in the air intake and the rear a distinctive diffuser and large elliptical tailpipes. The roof spoiler, roof rails, door sill plates and door trim strips are finished in matt aluminium.
The interior features black headlining as standard or you can opt for lunar silver headlining, in contrast the pedals and foot support are finished in aluminium. Where the inlays are piano black, you can select aluminium race or carbon inlays. The instrument cluster has grey gauges with white scales and red needles. Contrasting stitching in rock grey trims the three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with its flat bottom as well as the gear selector lever.Published 20 February 2013