Audi reveals turbocharged RS Q3
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- 03:38 pm, February 21, 2013
Audi has revealed the high-performance RS Q3 ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show
Audi has officially unwrapped its first ever SUV to wear the iconic RS badge, the RS Q3. This hot version of the compact SUV will make its debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Audi will further enhance its RS range of car models with the RS7 – a more powerful and muscular version of the A7 Sportback.
Going back to the RS Q3; the compact SUV promises sportscar-rivaling performance. Under the hood, Audi has plonked in a slightly detuned version of the 2.5-litre, five-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine from the RS3 hot hatch. It puts out 306PS of power and 420Nm of torque, helping the RS Q3 do a 0-100kph run in just 5.5 seconds.
The turbocharged petrol engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch S-Tronic transmission, powering all four wheels via Quattro all-wheel drive system.
Visually, as is with every other RS model, this high-performance version of the Q3 comes with several RS elements added to the overall design, including an all-new RS bodykit, black honeycomb grille, 20-inches aluminum wheels and tinted headlamps. In keeping with the sporty theme, the RS model sits 25mm lower to the ground when compared to the standard Q3.
First Published on 03:38 pm, February 21, 2013
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