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2015 Audi RS Q3

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The lightly revised RS Q3 will arrive soon with respectable horsepower gains. Still no U.S. release date though.
  • Audi RS Q3
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-5
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    340
  • Torque @ RPM:
    331
  • Displacement:
    2.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
  • Price:
    70300
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It’s been exactly 20 years since the high-performance RS badge made its debut on the S2 Avant in 1994, and Audi is now offering RS versions for nearly every vehicle in its lineup. The newest member of the family was launched in 2013 as the RS Q3. Audi’s smallest performance crossover is based on a concept car shown in 2012 and went on sale in late 2013. After only a year in European dealerships — the vehicle has yet to reach U.S. shores — the RS Q3 received a mild visual update and a revised drivetrain for the 2015 model year.

The upgrade brings the RS Q3 in line with the facelift applied to the standard Q3 as far as visuals go, and adds even more power under the hood, where the venerable 2.5-liter five-cylinder remains the company’s engine of choice. While the sheet metal remains largely unchanged, the RS Q3 becomes more aerodynamic and quicker than its short-lived predecessor, a change that’s expected with a vehicle wearing such an iconic badge. Read on to discover all of the updates behind this beefed-up crossover.

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2017 Audi RS Q3 Performance

2017 Audi RS Q3 Performance

The new RS Q3 Performance is the newest and most powerful model in Audi’s Q3 lineup.

When it comes to the Audi Q3, two big things happened for the 2015 model year. The first was a refresh that gave the car a sportier look with mild changes to the front end. In addition to the mild facelift, Audi also brought the Q3 to U.S. shores for the first time. Of course, we didn’t get the plethora of engines available in other markets, but hey, at least we got the Q3. Now that we’re slowly crossing days off the 2016 calendar, Audi has dropped the news that a performance variant of the RS Q3 – called the Audi RS Q3 Performance – is in the works and will make its debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March of 2016.

Naturally, the performance-minded RS Q3 will take on some significant changes to differentiate it from the standard RS Q3. There will be minor changes to the exterior, as well as some significant changes to the interior. In addition to that, a performance-optimized engine and chassis come together to make this little crossover something that dreams are made of.

So far, the RS Q3 Performance has only been given a European emissions classification (Euro 6,) so it doesn’t look like it is coming to the States anytime soon. Hopefully, that will change in the future but, until it does, let’s take a look at what our neighbors on the other side of the drink can expect from the Audi RS Q3 Performance.

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2016 Audi RS Q3 By ABT Sportsline

2016 Audi RS Q3 By ABT Sportsline

First unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the Audi RS Q3 has developed quite a nice following over in Europe. I wish I could say the same thing here in the US, but since it’s not available in this part of the world, any form of chest-beating for the high-powered crossover would be irrelevant.

Audi seems to be perfectly happy with the reception the RS Q3 has received across the Atlantic and customers in that area are just as happy knowing that German tuner ABT Sportsline has just unveiled a tuning kit for the high-powered Q3 crossover.

The kit is typical ABT Sportsline. No flash, all substance. Sure, it has some decal stripes to add some flavor to the RS Q3’s appearance, but everything else included in the kit is there for the purpose of improving the crossover’s performance and handling capabilities. The engine upgrade, in particular, is impressive. Same thing with the suspension modifications that resulted in a lower and wider stance for the RS Q3.

There’s a lot to like about this new kit for the RS Q3. The fact that it comes from ABT Sportsline is probably the least surprising thing about it.

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2015 Audi RS Q3

2015 Audi RS Q3

It’s been exactly 20 years since the high-performance RS badge made its debut on the S2 Avant in 1994, and Audi is now offering RS versions for nearly every vehicle in its lineup. The newest member of the family was launched in 2013 as the RS Q3. Audi’s smallest performance crossover is based on a concept car shown in 2012 and went on sale in late 2013. After only a year in European dealerships — the vehicle has yet to reach U.S. shores — the RS Q3 received a mild visual update and a revised drivetrain for the 2015 model year.

The upgrade brings the RS Q3 in line with the facelift applied to the standard Q3 as far as visuals go, and adds even more power under the hood, where the venerable 2.5-liter five-cylinder remains the company’s engine of choice. While the sheet metal remains largely unchanged, the RS Q3 becomes more aerodynamic and quicker than its short-lived predecessor, a change that’s expected with a vehicle wearing such an iconic badge. Read on to discover all of the updates behind this beefed-up crossover.

Continue reading to learn more about the Audi RS Q3.

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2004 Audi RSQ Concept

2004 Audi RSQ Concept

Audi tackles its most ambitious product placement project ever: For the epic event motion picture “I, ROBOT”, Audi Design developed the spectacular vehicle, which helps leading actor Will Smith - a homicide detective in the year 2035 - solve a mystery that could have grave consequences for the human race. Fox releases “I, ROBOT” in the U.S. on July 16; the film arrives in Germany in August.

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