2014 Audi RS Q3

The 2014 Audi RS Q3 becomes the first RS model to join the highly successful "Q" line from the giant German automaker.

This RS Q3 combines the qualities needed for everyday life to go with a dynamic driving experience.

It remains to be seen if this sporty SUV will be as popular as the other "Q" entries, we should know soon enough as it goes on sale in the Fall of 2013.2014-Audi-RS-Q3-made-it A

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: SUV Base Price: £43,000
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.9 gals (64 L) MPG: 23 city / 41 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 173.6 in. (441 cm) Wheel Base: 102.5 in. (260.3 cm)
Height: 62.2 in. (158 cm) Width: 79.5 in.* (201.9 cm)
Kerb Weight: 3649 lbs (1655 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 12.6 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 5 Cylinder TFSI Turbo DOHC Displacement: 2.5 Liter
Horsepower: 310 HP Max RPM: 5200-6700 RPM
Torque: 310 lb-ft @ 1500-5200 rpm Transmission: 7-Speed S Tronic
0-60 mph: 5.5 seconds Maximum Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)

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Engine & Performance

Waiting under the hood of the Audi RS Q3 is a 2.5 liter, 5 cylinder turbo, offering up to 310 horsepower at 309 lbs ft of torque.

With technological advances that coincide with the accelerator and exhaust systems, the new Q3 has 3 distinct driving modes; dynamic, comfort, or auto. Audi's Quattro all wheel drive system is part of the 7 speed S tronic transmission. For the first time, this engine features a start-stop system.

Capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds to go with a top speed of 155 mph. Power and efficiency is combined, delivering a combined 27 mpg in city and highway driving.

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Exterior

The RS Q3 shares the dynamic look of other recently released RS models.

The lower front bumper stands out through the help of large air intakes on either side of the honeycomb style mesh grille.

The side profile has understated characteristics, to go with its subtle contours front to rear. Matte aluminum trim is present around the windows.

The rear features a tailgate mounted spoiler and a good looking and functional rear diffuser. 2014-Audi-RS-Q3-cockpit C

Interior

Aluminum inserts are obvious in the interior of the Audi RS Q3. The leather seats are stitched in a diamond quilted pattern which contrasts nicely with the surrounding white stitching.

Like other RS models, the gray background instrument gauges have white scales and red needles. A MMI/driver information screen pops up from the top of the dashboard. With the rear seats up, you make room for square feet of cargo space.
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