Audi RS Q3 Generations:

2015 Audi RS Q3

2015 Audi RS Q3 High Resolution Exterior
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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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Watch the Porsche Macan Turbo, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, and the Audi RS Q3 Go Up Against Each Other In a Drag Race

Watch the Porsche Macan Turbo, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, and the Audi RS Q3 Go Up Against Each Other In a Drag Race

A perfect example of technology outweighing the on-paper specs to determine the result

The folks at Carwow brought together three respectable SUVs – the Porsche Macan Turbo, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, and the Audi RS Q3 Sportback – for a drag race.

On paper, the SUVs aren’t as closely matched as you expect them to be. If you go purely by specs and the power-to-weight ratio, you can determine the winner without even watching the race. But, we’ve seen in the past that things are generally different when you race vehicles in the real world. Do you think we’ll have a surprise winner at the end?

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The 2020 Audi RS Q3 Now Has a Sportier Friend You Might Be Interested In

The 2020 Audi RS Q3 Now Has a Sportier Friend You Might Be Interested In

The new Audi RS Q3 has made its debut with a revised version of that peppy and acoustic 2.5-liter, turbocharged, inline, five-cylinder engine. This time around, however, it is tuned to deliver 400 horsepower (295 kW) and 354 pound-feet (480 nm) of torque, all of which is channeled to all four wheels through Audi’s awesome Quattro AWD system. That accounts for an increase of 94 horsepower over the 2013-2014 RS Q3, 65 horsepower over the 2015-2016 RS Q3, and 38 horsepower over the most powerful version from the last-gen model, the RS Q3 Performance. The new RS Q3 is certainly an amazing compact performance crossover with unique styling touches, impressive horsepower, and notable luxury. But, it’s not the RS Q3 that is all that important in today’s headlines.

The RS Q3? Eh, it’s just another performance crossover. What about the RS Q3 Sportback? That’s right, folks. Audi has managed to apply the Sportback name to the range-topping RS Q3 and, believe it or not, it is somehow more attractive than the Q3 Sportback. It features its only unique styling compared to the RS Q3 and the sloping roof – paired with the more aggressive RS design cues – actually makes it look oddly like the Lamborghini Urus from certain angles. It’s hard to believe, sure, but there sure is a resemblance. Here’s a quick rundown of what the new Audi RS Q3 Sportback brings to the lineup.

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Audi Sport Teases Six New RS Models - Here's What They Are

Audi Sport Teases Six New RS Models - Here’s What They Are

Audi Sport Plans an RS invasion with six astounding models developing from 414 to 670 horsepower

While Audi surprised the motoring world with the introduction of the diesel-powered S models some time ago, its Audi Sport GmbH subsidiary shares the first info about the next generation of the RS models. We only have one official photo to go after, but it is enough to disclose what Audi Sport plans to do. The Germans will gift us with up to six fantastic RS models in the future including the likes of RS Q3, RS Q3 Sportback, RS7 Sportback, RS6 Avant, Audi RS Q8, and RS4 Avant facelift.

Maintaining the exclusivity and extreme approach to car design, Audi Sport GmbH will honor 25 years of RS history with six new, super-competent models. Never before have we witnessed such a comprehensive list of RSs in one place. While all of them will be available in Europe at basically the same time, Americans won’t be as lucky. Do not expect to see the RS Q3 Sportback here. Expect, however, to see the Audi RS6 Avant. Excitement ON about that one. It will be one of those bizarrely fast wagons. Something you just have to like.

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Audi's New Patent Could Point Us in The Direction of The SQ3

Audi’s New Patent Could Point Us in The Direction of The SQ3

The design looks a little sportier than the recently unveiled Q3

We’re barely a week into seeing the all-new Audi Q3 in all its glory, and yet here we are, confused and intrigued about what looks to be a sportier derivative of the crossover that has found its way in patent form at the European Union Intellectual Property Office. The patent filing was made by Audi last month, but the design of the crossover doesn’t look like the all-new Q3. Could this be a sportier version of the Q3? Is that you, Audi SQ3?

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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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