Audi Q3 gets RS’d with 2.5L turbocharged 306 hp and 420 Nm

Audi has revealed the first ever RS model in their Q Series, earlier today when they released the RS Q3 SUV online. Audi Q3 RS will show itself at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show next month for the very first time.

audi q3 rs - rushlane (11)-001Audi RS Q3 will be fitted with a 2.5 TFSI engine offering 306 hp and 420 Nm torque between 1,500 and 5,200 rpm. The engine is mated to a standard seven speed S tronic dual clutch transmission providing power to all four wheels. RS Q3 will be capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 kmph in 5.5 seconds and its top speed will be electronically limited to 250 kmph.

Fuel economy is a notable factor, as the vehicle consumes 8.8 liters of fuel per 100 kms (11.36 kmpl) while carbon emissions are at 206 gms/km. So as to offering improved handling, engineers at Audi have enhanced suspension, lowered ride height by 25mm and the battery is situated in the luggage compartment adding to equitable weight distribution. Ventilated and perforated brake discs are seen at the front, while larger discs are fitted at the rear along with eight piston calipers. Weight of the car is kept at 1730 kgs.

On its exterior is a high gloss black honeycomb front grille, RS front bumper, rear diffuser and oval shaped tailpipe. The vehicle sits on 19” or optional 20” wheels. Interiors are fitted with bespoke sports seats in black Alcantara and leather which is further accentuated by diamond shaped stitching as an options. The instrument panel bears a new look with gray gauges, red pointers and white scales. There exists a flat bottom steering wheel and a host of aluminum trims and parts.

Deliveries os RS Q3 will commence across Europe from fall 2013 with prices in the $73,000 (€54,600 or INR 39.50 lakhs) range.

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