Compact SUV Coupé Crossover. The Audi RS Q3 Sportback.
A deeply rising shoulder line and a flat sloping roof line lead into the characteristic rear of the Audi RS Q3 Sportback. Typical RS-specific elements contribute to the overall athletic design of the compact SUV coupé crossover. Under the hood, the 2.5-litre TFSI engine generates 294 kW (400 hp).Book your test drive Ask a question
Performance radiates from every angle of the Audi RS Q3 Sportback. At the front, the RS bumper in conjunction with the gloss black single frame are immediately recognizable. The particularly flat sloping roofline and the deep shoulder line visually lower the centre of gravity of the body. Moving to the side, its muscular 10 mm flared wheel arches are a real eye-catcher. Its optional 21-inch alloy wheels are unusual for this model class. The rear of the Audi RS Q3 Sportback finishes strong, featuring the RS-specific bumper with rear diffuser and horizontal blades plus the RS-specific roof edge spoiler. The low rear window makes the vehicle look particularly wide.
The legendary 2.5-litre TFSI engine with its five cylinders immediately makes our intentions a reality. And with the standard RS sport suspension, which is 10 mm lower than on the basic model, every curve becomes a sensation. To precisely set the direction, the Audi RS Q3 Sportback comes with RS-specific, adjusted progressive steering. Damper control improves driving dynamics and directional stability, and also ensures better handling and comfort. And if we decide on the spur of the moment to stop, the standard RS steel brake system with optional brake calipers in red have plenty of braking power – as do the optional ceramic brakes with brake calipers in gray, red or blue.
The interior of the Audi RS Q3 Sportback is as impressive as the exterior, thanks to dynamic styling that penetrates every detail. From the standard RS sport leather steering wheel, flattened at the bottom with multifunction buttons, and the standard inlays in Aluminum Race Anthracite – optionally in Piano Black finish or Carbon – to the standard RS sport seats in fine Nappa leather with RS-specific honeycomb pattern and integrated head restraints. You can also choose to take the sportiness up a notch with the optional RS design packages red or blue, which set additional accents. A highlight prior to every trip is the entry lighting with Audi Sport projection in the doors.
No matter where they’re taking the Audi RS Q3 Sportback, the driver doesn’t miss a thing: Controls such as the standard MMI touch display are oriented toward the driver. The standard Audi virtual cockpit plus, provides high-resolution information, featuring a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster with RS-specific design and full HD resolution, shift light display and other special RS displays – fully adjustable to the driver’s needs, showing for example speed, revs, acceleration, power output or torque.
Why pin yourself down? Besides breathtaking performance, the Audi RS Q3 Sportback offers superb everyday usability along with room for all sorts of possibilities. Just stay flexible – you never know who you’ll encounter on your everyday adventures. But you have room for up to five people. You can move the rear seats fore-aft as standard 150 mm and tilt the angle in seven stages. And should you need to take along some bulkier equipment, the luggage compartment holds 530 litres – or up to as much as 1,400 litres if you fold down the seats.
|Combined fuel cons.||9L/100km|
|0-100 km/h||4.5 Seconds|
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Specifications are subject to change without notice. Retail price includes 15% GST and does not include on-road costs. Fuel consumption tested in accordance with EC directive 80/1268/EC. Consumption measured on European specification cars. Images shown are for marketing purposes only, and may reference models not available in New Zealand.