New Audi RS Q3 with 306HP 2.5-liter Turbocharged Inline-Five is Official – Carscoops

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New Audi RS Q3 with 306HP Turbocharged Inline-Five is Official

hours after we posted the pictures of the Audi’s hot compact the brand with the four-ring came out with a plethora of images and details on the new RS Q3, which be displayed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in early

The transformation from the concept we saw at last year’s Beijing show to a production car brought a few minor cosmetic changes, as the replacement of the carbon fiber inside and out with aluminum or parts, and a de-tuning of the TT RS- and RS3-sourced turbocharged unit, dropping from 350hp (355PS) to (310PS).

The inline-five, which produces a torque figure of 420Nm lb-ft) available between and 5,200 rpm, is connected to a seven-speed S tronic dual transmission that transfers to all four corners via Audi’s permanent all-wheel drive with a hydraulically operated and controlled multi-plate clutch at the rear axle.

So how fast is the production RS Q3? According to it takes 5.5 seconds to complete the from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph), and its top is electronically governed to 250 km/h As far as fuel economy is concerned, the version of the Q3 series returns a figure of 8.8lt/100 km (26.73 US mpg or UK mpg).

To improve handling, quattro tweaked the suspension and lowered the height by 25mm (about an 1 placed the battery in the luggage (for better weight and added ventilated and perforated discs up front and larger at the back gripped by eight-piston

Furthermore, the electronic stabilization (ESC) has a sport mode, and it can be deactivated entirely, while a Launch Control function as Audi says the RS Q3 weighs in at kg (3814.00 lb).

On the outside, Audi made to separate the RS model from the Q3s through a number of visual such as the exclusive 19-inch or 20-inch wheels, body and roof rails in matt high-gloss black honeycomb grille, RS front bumper, a diffuser with a single tailpipe and a roof spoiler.

The interior is upgraded with sport seats upholstered in Alcantara and leather, with stitching offered as an option, a instrument cluster with gauges and white scales and red a flat #8211;bottom steering and plenty of aluminum trims and

First deliveries in Europe start this fall, pricing in Germany to start #8364;54,600 or about US$73,100.

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