The new Audi RS Q3 Sportback is now available in the Middle East
Curtain up for the new RS Q3 Sportback in the Middle East. The legendary and multi-award-winning 2.5 liter TFSI engine is the core of the high-performance SUV coupé. In combination with the quattro permanent all-wheel
Curtain up for the new RS Q3 Sportback in the Middle East. The legendary and multi-award-winning 2.5 liter TFSI engine is the core of the high-performance SUV coupé. In combination with the quattro permanent all-wheel drive, it offers pure driving pleasure. The sport compact coupé offers outstanding performance, athletic design and maximum everyday usability. The RSQ3 Sportback is now available in Audi dealerships in the Middle East.
“We are very excited to welcome the new RSQ3 Sportback to our market. This progressive SUV coupe crossover is a true trendsetter and we are confident that it will win many hearts with its performance capabilities, striking design and price point”, said Carsten Bender, Managing Director of Audi Middle East.
Athletic: The Exterior
The new Audi RS Q3 Sportback is synonymous with strength and outstanding performance. Virtues that are also reflected in the design where it illustrates its unique character through many details. The gloss black Singleframe with its three-dimensional honeycomb structure makes the high performance compact coupé car look even sharper. Its position is lower as compared to the Q3 Sportback, and it is inserted directly into the RS-specific bumper with large lateral air inlets. The RS genes are also apparent in the flat slits above the Singleframe radiator grille.
The rear design also appears very powerful. With the low rear window and the roof edge spoiler in gloss black with the RS-specific spoiler lip, the RS Q3 Sportback appears even wider and more dynamic. The low-slung roof line culminates in strong, flat sloping D-pillars. The new generation of the RS Q3 Sportback comes for the first time with a dual-branch RS exhaust system with large oval tailpipes on both sides. This exhaust system sits in an RS-specific bumper with rear diffuser and horizontal blades.
The compact high-performance SUV Coupé is fitted with LED headlights as standard. Audi offers matrix LED headlights with RS-specific darkened bezels as an option.
Outstanding: The Drive
The new RS Q3 Sportback is fitted with the powerful multi-award-winning five-cylinder 2.5 TFSI. It now draws just over 17 percent more power from 2,480 cc of displacement with 294 kW (400 PS). Its maximum torque of 480 Nm (354.0 lb-ft) is available between 1,950 and 5,850 rpm. The RS Q3 Sportback sprints from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 4.5 seconds. The top speed is regulated at 250 km/h (155.3 mph) or an optional 280 km/h (174.0 mph).
The particular firing sequence of 1-2-4-5-3 and the odd number of cylinders make for a very special rhythm and unique engine sound. The dual-branch RS exhaust system emphasizes the characteristic sound of the five-cylinder engine, and the optional RS sport exhaust system makes it even sharper. The five-cylinder engine has won the sought-after “International Engine of the Year Award” nine times in a row.
As standard, the power of the five-cylinder engine is transmitted via a seven-speed S tronic to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The wheel-selective torque control perfects the safe and agile handling.
Driver-Oriented: The Interior
The athletic exterior design of the RS Q3 Sportback is continued in the spacious interior. The entire cockpit is very much designed with the driver in mind – the air-conditioning control unit, the center console, and the MMI touch display are tilted toward the driver by ten degrees. The RS sport leather steering wheel, flattened at the bottom and including newly designed shift paddles, comes with the new “RS MODE” steering wheel button that allows the driver to control two optional RS modes in the Audi drive select dynamic handling system. The RS-specific displays open automatically in the Audi virtual cockpit plus, which comes as an option. Sport seats upholstered with black leather/Alcantara with an RS embossing are fitted as standard. An even sportier variant is available in the form of the RS sport seats in fine nappa leather with an RS-specific honeycomb pattern and integrated head restraints.
RS design packages in red or blue provide color highlights in the interior. The standard ambient lighting package and the multi-color contour/ambient lighting package illuminate the interior of the RS Q3 Sportback when it is dark.
The architecture of the instrument panel with the MMI touch display and the Audi virtual cockpit in the RS design harmonizes perfectly with the new operating concept. MMI navigation plus, the top-of-the-line system in the infotainment program, offers the same variety of functions as in the large Audi models.
Great Everyday Usability: The Space Concept
A driving experience and performance values typical for a sports car combined with all the comfort-related advantages of a compact SUV, made possible by the RS Q3 Sportback: The compact powerhouse is designed as full-fledged five-seater and while being extremely sporty, it also offers great everyday usability thanks to its high level of variability and the large interior. As standard, the rear bench can be moved longitudinally by 130 millimeters in the RS Q3 Sportback, and the inclination of its divided backrest can be adjusted in seven stages. The luggage compartment thus holds 530 liters; with the backrests folded down the figure rises to 1,400 liters.