Audi Australia is boosting its compact performance car portfolio with two powerful Q3 derivatives, the all-new Audi RS Q3 and the addition of the first-ever RS Q3 Sportback.
Sourced from the Audi RS 3, the iconic 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine is the beating heart of these thoroughbreds, developing 294kW of power and peak torque of 480Nm. Rapid acceleration catapults the RS Q3s to 100km/h from rest in just 4.5 seconds, assisted by quattro all-wheel drive and the fast-shifting seven-speed S tronic automatic transmission.
The all-new Audi RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback offer an athletic exterior design with 21-inch alloy wheels and a standard RS sport exhaust system, alluding to its iconic Audi Sport heritage. With two new RS-specific Audi Drive Select modes, RS sport suspension with damper control, progressive steering and wheel-selective torque control, the RS Q3 promises incredible dynamic performance.
Additional standout design features include its new three-dimensional honeycomb grille, black exterior styling package, metallic paint, privacy glass for its rear windows and Matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicators in bespoke RS dark-tinted surrounds.
The sport-luxe, contemporary interior design of the Audi RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback offers a unique driving experience with RS sports seats in fine Nappa leather with honeycomb stitching. Comfort is assured with 3-zone climate control and the 40:20:40 split rear seat that also slides fore and aft for added versatility.
The Audi RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback come standard with adaptive cruise assist (includes active lane assist and emergency assist), 360-degree camera, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic assist, hill descent control and hill hold assist. Other safety features include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian and cyclist detection and direct tyre pressure monitoring.
Advanced levels of technology and infotainment come standard with the RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback to provide an even sportier driving experience including, MMI navigation plus with MMI touch, Audi virtual cockpit plus with a 12.3″ screen and RS menu and Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System (15 speakers, 680 watts). Also included is the convenience of wireless charging with Audi phone box light, Audi smartphone interface (Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay), 4 USB outlets (2x front and 2x rear) and Audi connect plus services.
The first Audi RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback customer deliveries are expected to arrive in August 2020.
Pricing (excluding on-roads)
|RS Q3 Sportback||294kW||$92,900|