Audi is providing the RS Q3 at the Geneva International Motor Show, the initial RS design for the successful Q line-up. It incorporates superior day-to-day functionality with dynamic driving performance: It takes merely 5.5 secs to finish the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph), and its leading performance is digitally governed to 250 km/h (155.34 miles per hour). The 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo produces 228 kW (310 hp) and has an ordinary gas intake of just 8.8 liters of gas every 100 km (26.73 United States mpg).
“The RS Q3 moves the efficiency philosophy of Audi to the compact SUV segment, thereby producing a new efficiency class,” states Franciscus van Meel, Managing Director of quattro GmbH. “In addition to the RS 5 Cabriolet, RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback, the RS Q3 is the 4th RS design that we are launching on the marketplace in 2013. The RS family is expanding to eight members– even more than ever.” The RS Q3 integrates regular RS properties such as high performance and driving delight with lifestyle qualities and higher energy worth. The Audi RS Q3 was established by quattro GmbH which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AUDI AG.
A prize high-performance engine, the 2.5 TFSI, is at work under the bonnet of the RS Q3. These 2 resale values symbolize that the RS Q3 is incomparable in its competitive area. It is familiar from the TT RS and RS 3 Sportback, and quattro GmbH customized it for usage in the RS Q3.
The 1-2-4-5-3 ignition sequence, supported by the geometry of the air induction and exhaust systems, produces a flashy engine sound that initially made Audi well-liked back in the 1980s.
Motorists can influence the flap command for the exhaust system and the gas characteristic by picking one of the modes automobile, convenience and vibrant utilizing the standard Audi drive choose system. In the dynamic method, engine response is sharper and the engine sound even more demanding.
The 2.5 TFSI speeds up the Audi RS Q3 from a dead stop to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in merely 5.5 secs– the greatest performance resale value in this sector. In the RS Q3, the Audi five-cylinder engine is functioning with each other with a standard start-stop-system for the very first time.
A common seven-speed S tronic transfers power to the drivetrain. It was made in a compact three-shaft configuration, and its seventh gear has a lengthy equipment ratio to conserve gas. Motorists could decide on between the D and S methods for automatic repositioning of the dual clutch transmission, or they can easily change by hand– utilizing the change paddles on the guiding wheel or the selector lever that sports a special RS style. The Launch Control feature manages acceleration from a standstill to achieve ideal control able to steady ones hands for precision Autobahn driving.
The heart of the quattro long-lasting all-wheel drive system is the hydraulically operated and digitally regulated multi-plate clutch found at the rear axle. It makes sure effective distribution of torque in between the front and rear axles.
The Audi RS Q3 thrills with steady and dynamic dealing with without compromising comfort. The RS sports suspension lowers the physique of the compact high-performance SUV by 25 mm (0.98 in). The battery is located in the travel luggage area to achieve much better weight distribution. The individual rear wheel suspensions are managed by 4 links.
The electro-mechanical shelf and pinion guiding system runs very efficiently, transmitting a tight, precise guiding sensation. An electro-mechanical hand brake and hill hold aid are also standard.
In the RS Q3, the internally ventilated and perforated brake discs at the front wheels have a wave design with wave-shaped external curves, which saves approx. one kilogram (2.20 lb) of weight at the front tires. The discs have a diameter of 365 mm (14.37 in), and they are taken hold of by eight-piston calipers coated black with RS logo designs. The digital stablizing command (ESC) has a sport mode, and it can easily additionally be deactivated entirely.
The Audi RS Q3 comes on the German market with common 19-inch alloy wheels. 3 versions of 20-inch tires are supplied too. One of these is the special 5 dual-spoke V style, which is based upon the Audi RS Q3 principle auto that was revealed at the 2012 Auto China motor program.
Apart from its engine, the Audi RS Q3 also shows its special condition within the Q3 line-up with a lot of visual highlights. RS-specific layout information focus the confident appeal of the compact, high-performance SUV. They are composed of physique accents and roofing rails in matt light weight aluminum, special door ledge platters and door trim strips, a high-gloss black honeycomb front grille, RS front bumper and quattro monogram in the front air intake. A sizable roof spoiler, rear bumper with distinct diffuser insert, big elliptical tailpipe and an RS Q3 company logo accentuate the rear. At a length of 4,410 mm (14.47 ft), the powerful leading design is 25 mm (0.98 in) longer than the Audi Q3. It evaluates in at 1,730 kilograms (3814.00 pound).
The Audi RS Q3 can also be personalized by one of 2 optional styling plans– matt aluminum or black. Styling attributes consist of the flaps in the edge air intakes, the trim on the diffuser and the fins on the roofing spoiler. The Audi RS Q3 is readily available in eight exterior colours, including the exclusive Sepang Blue pearl impact.
The MMI and motorist info system displays welcome the driver with the RS company logo. Motorists can call up the improvement pressure, oil temperature and a lap timer by means of the RS food selection in the motorist information system.
In addition to the pedals, a foot assistance additionally radiates in aluminum appeal, and the typical inlays are in violin appearance black. quattro GmbH offers light weight aluminum race or carbon as options here. Black headlining is standard, and lunar silver headlining is optional.
Sport seats with embossed RS Q3 logo designs are additionally standard and are draped in black Alcantara/leather. Consumers may likewise decide on the optional Fine Nappa natural leather in lunar or black silver with contrasting sewing in rock grey or the layout package deal with diamond stitching.
The cargo location has a base capacity of 356 litres (12.57 cubic ft), which could be improved to 1,261 liters (44.53 cubic ft) by folding down the split rear seat spines. An useful reversible loadliner is common. Those wanting to transport even more cargo can easily order the towing bracket that is supplied for the RS Q3.
Other standard components of the Audi RS Q3 feature– apart from the RS-specific driver info system– playground assist plus, Audi stereo with 10 loudspeakers, xenon plus headlights and LED tail lights. The tail lights show a dark red color when they are not lit.
In the infotainment location, a modular part system offers a wide range of options; at the major there is the hard-drive based navigation system, MMI Navigation plus. The border sound system from Bose drives 14 loudspeakers with for 465 watts of outcome power, while the Bluetooth car phone online together with WLAN hotspot links the compact high-performance SUV with the Internet and brings the online services of Audi connect into the car. Highly progressed motorist support systems round out the choices program.
In Germany, the foundation price is EUR54,600, and shipments start in fall 2013.
“In addition to the RS 5 Cabriolet, RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback, the RS Q3 is the fourth RS design that we are introducing on the market in 2013. The RS Q3 integrates regular RS homes such as high efficiency and steering pleasure with way of living top qualities and high utility resale value. The Audi RS Q3 was established by quattro GmbH which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AUDI AG.
It is familiar from the TT RS and RS 3 Sportback, and quattro GmbH tweaked it for use in the RS Q3.