RS Q3

Design

  • Exterior

     

    Power, athletic dynamism and a sensational design. A vehicle that does more than deliver a unique driving experience – it will inspire you.

     

    Irresistible: 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds. No problem for the 2.5 litre TFSI engine with 228 kW of power. Sporty genes, five cylinders – a vehicle capable of adapting to particular driving situations or personal preferences thanks to Audi drive select.The right way to use power where you need it: the S tronic® dual-clutch transmission allows rapid gear changing in just a few hundredths of a second. Dynamics on tight bends and long straights on every trip – the RS sport suspension with lowered ride height.

     

    Become a talking point.

    The RS Q3 is the first RS model SUV in the Audi range and occupies a unique position of prestige, performance and specification. The RS Sports suspension as well as 19″ 5-Segment Spoke Design Alloy Wheels are standard for the RS Q3.

    Go your own way.

    Traction that is sportily defined and reliable. The distribution of drive force to the front and rear wheels as required. And bringing the same self-assuredness to the car‘s stopping power, there is an 18-inch RS braking system featuring wave brake discs on the front axle.

     

    Keep on going where others have to stop.

    The RS exhaust system with its large oval tailpipe makes a striking statement, and the RS roof edge spoiler and distinctive diffuser insert add the finishing touches at the rear.

     

  • Interior

     

    Sportiness. Faithfully reflected in the interior. With N1H Fine Nappa leather upholstery with diamond quilted stitching.

     

    Pure sportiness taken to the next level

    A flat-bottomed RS leather-covered multifunction sport steering wheel. Door sill trims with RS Q3 logo.

     

    Space to grow

    Create more space for yourself. With the partially or fully folding rear-seat backrest. And with the reversible luggage compartment floor keeping things clean and the luggage compartment cover keeping items out of sight, an uncluttered look comes as standard.

     

Engines and transmissions

  • Become a talking point.

     

     

    The 2.5 litre TFSI engine of the Audi RS Q3 delivers genuine high performance. With a displacement of 2,480 cc, it produces 228 kW of power and provides 420 Nm of torque in the 1,500 to 5,200 rpm range. This provides superior power delivery at low revolutions on the one hand and enormous sprinting ability up to a maximum speed of 6,800 rpm on the other.

    The extraordinary 5-cylinder design lends the Audi RS Q3 an unmistakable sound range by virtue of the ignition sequence. It also provides the advantages of compact dimensions and low weight, which takes into account the vehicle layout and has a positive influence on the balance of the axial distribution. Naturally, all of the parts in this engine are engineered to meet the demanding requirements for use in the Audi RS Q3.

     

    The two Audi core technologies of turbocharging and direct fuel injection in this engine also provide for high output yield, impressive torque and efficiency. Pneumaticallycontrolled flaps convert the incoming air to the cylinders into a rotating movement. The fuel is injected into this “tumble” in precisely metered quantities at pressures of up to 125 bar. This produces an intense swirling action, which in turn cools the interior walls of the cylinders. This enables the compression ratio of the engine, and consequently its efficiency, to be increased. The generously sized exhaust gas turbocharger has a separate oil supply and a cooling circuit with a separate water pump. It compresses the air with a relative charging pressure of up to 1 bar. An intercooler is provided for increased efficiency.So much for the theory. In practice, the Audi RS Q3 will accelerate you from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds, and continue on to an electronically regulated top speed of 250 km/h.

     

    Fuel consumption and emissions figures: Fuel consumption, urban: 12.2 l/100 km extra-urban: 6.9 l/100 km combined: 8.8 l/100 km CO2 emissions combined: 206 g/km

Efficiency

  • New efficiency. Compelling sustainability.

     

    Audi ultra – the future of efficient technology.  Reduced weight, reduced emissions and reduced fuel consumption thanks to impressive aerodynamics.  Increased efficiency and extended range thanks to the start-stop system and recuperation.

     

    Start-stop system

    The start-stop system helps to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by switching off the engine in stationary phases, e.g. at traffic lights. The start process is initiated as soon as the foot brake is released when moving off again. It can be deactivated via a button at any time.

     

    Recuperation

    Increasing the generator voltage converts kinetic energy into usable electric power when the vehicle is coasting or braking. This recuperated (brake) energy is then used to assist the generator during subsequent acceleration, saving up to 3 % fuel.

     

    S tronic®

    A high-performance vehicle needs an adequate transmission. The Audi RS Q3 features a dual-clutch transmission which is noted for its fast gear changes and highly efficient operation. Its high level of efficiency helps to reduce both fuel consumption and emissions. In addition, the seventh gear with long transmission ratio has been designed as overdrive.

     

    Wave brake discs

    The wave brake discs at the front comprise a cast friction ring with a wave-shaped outer contour which is connected to the brake disc chamber by means of aluminium pins. The use of aluminium and the characteristic geometry of the friction rings reduce the weight of the brake discs, thus improve the balance of the unsprung masses.

     

    Lightweight technology

    Audi’s pioneering lightweight technology combines innovation, intelligent design and production processes that use resources sparingly into an overall concept. Many lightweight measures have already been implemented in the Audi RS Q3.  The steel shell design of the Audi RS Q3 combines low weight with high rigidity. The design features thin metal panels made of hot- and cold-formed steel. Further weight reductions have been achieved through the use of aluminium on the bonnet and tailgate.  Aluminium chassis components and the innovative wave brake discs with wave-shaped outer contour on the front axle help to reduce not just the overall weight, but also the unsprung masses, thereby improving the rolling characteristics. Each lightweight component has an effect on other components, allowing their dimensions to be reduced as well. The result is a continuous development process towards less weight and more efficiency.