Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Newspress, Audi | posted March 04, 2016 07:00
Audi RS Q3 performance arrives in Geneva with 372 PS
Aside from introducing the Q2, Audi has also staged the world debut of the RS Q3 performance at this year's Geneva International Motor Show.
The RS Q3 performance joins the RS 6 Avant and the RS 7 Sportback as the third member of Audi's RS performance family.
Design-wise, the front end of the RS Q3 performance is equipped with sweptback LED headlights integrated with daytime running lights, a gloss black honeycomb grill, a large bumper, air inlets and matte titanium accents. Turning at the side, the vehicle is characterized by straight lines, a sloping roofline, roof rails and wide wheel arches.
The rear of the RS Q3 performance has wraparound taillights, a roof-mounted spoiler and an RS exhaust system while the bumper comes with a sculpted diffuser insert. It is finished off with 20-inch alloy wheels.
The interior of the vehicle features a flat bottom steering wheel, sport seats and Audi's MMI (Multi Media Interface) system. The instrument cluster is finished in gray with white numbers and red needles. In addition, the cabin is accented by carbon inlays and silver trims.
Powering the RS Q3 performance is a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that delivers 372 PS and 465 Nm of torque. It is mated to a seven-speed S tronic transmission. The RS Q3 performance is also equipped with the brand's quattro all-wheel drive system. Audi claims that the vehicle can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds before reaching a top speed of 269 km/h.