The 2014 Audi Q3 RS was presented at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show and this is the first RS model in this pretty successful Q lineup. With powerful engine and great driving dynamics that are delivered in this vehicle most drivers will be quite pleased.
It takes just 5.5 seconds to finish the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph), and its top speed is electronically regulated to 250 km/h (155.34 miles per hour). The 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo produces 228 kW (310 hp) and has an average fuel consumption of just 8.8 liters of fuel per 100 km (26.73 United States mpg).
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“The RS Q3 transfers the performance approach of Audi to the compact SUV segment, thus developing a new performance course,” states Franciscus van Meel, Managing Director of quattro GmbH. “In addition to the RS5 Cabriolet, RS6 Avant and RS7 Sportback, the RS Q3 is the fourth RS model that we are introducing on the market in 2013. The RS family is growing to 8 members – more than ever.” The RS Q3 incorporates common RS properties such as high performance and driving satisfaction with way of life qualities and high utility value. The Audi RS Q3 was developed by quattro GmbH which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AUDI AG.
A prize-winning high-performance engine, the 2.5 TFSI, is at work under the hood of the 2014 Audi Q3 RS. This five-cylinder engine has been named “International Engine of the Year” in its class for three consecutive years because 2010 by an international jury of automobile specialists. From 2,480 cc of engine displacement, the turbocharged direct-injection engine produces a maximum power of 228 kW (310 hp) at 5,200-6,700 rpm; its maximum torque of 420 Nm (309.78 lb-ft) is offered between 1,500 and 5,200 rpm. These two values signify that the 2014 Audi Q3 RS is unparalleled in its competitive field. This five-cylinder is a special engine, beginning with its fundamental concept. It is familiar from the TT RS and RS3 Sportback, and quattro GmbH modified it for use in the 2014 Audi Q3 RS.
The 1-2-4-5-3 ignition sequence, supported by the geometry of the air induction and exhaust systems, generates a sporty engine sound that first made Audi popular back in the 1980s.
Drivers can influence the flap control for the exhaust system and the accelerator characteristic by choosing one of the modes auto, convenience and dynamic using the standard Audi drive select system. In the dynamic mode, engine feedback is sharper and the engine sound more intensive.
The 2.5 TFSI increases the 2014 Audi Q3 RS from a grinding halt to 100 km/h (62.14 miles per hour) in just 5.5 seconds – the best performance value in this segment. In the RS Q3, the Audi five-cylinder engine is working together with a conventional start-stop-system for the first time.
A standard seven-speed S tronic transfers power to the drivetrain. It was designed in a compact three-shaft configuration, and its seventh gear has a long gear ratio to save on fuel. Drivers can choose between the D and S modes for automatic shifting of the dual clutch transmission, or they can shift manually – using the shift paddles on the steering wheel or the selector lever that sports a distinct RS design. The Launch Control function controls acceleration from a standstill to attain ideal traction.
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The heart of the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system is the hydraulically operated and online regulated multi-plate clutch found at the rear axle. It guarantees correct distribution of torque in between the front and rear axles.
The Audi RS Q3 thrills with stable and dynamic handling without sacrificing convenience. The RS sports suspension lowers the body of the compact high-performance SUV by 25 mm (0.98 in). The battery is found in the travel luggage compartment to accomplish much better weight circulation. The independent rear wheel suspensions are managed by four links.
The electro-mechanical rack and pinion steering system operates really efficiently, communicating a stiff, precise steering feeling. An electro-mechanical parking brake and hill hold assist are also standard.
In the 2014 Audi Q3 RS, the inside ventilated and perforated brake discs at the front wheels have a wave design with wave-shaped outer contours, which saves approx. one kilogram (2.20 lb) of weight at the front wheels. The discs have a diameter of 365 mm (14.37 in), and they are gripped by eight-piston calipers painted black with RS logos. The electronic stabilization control (ESC) has a sport mode, and it can also be deactivated entirely.
The 2014 Audi Q3 RS comes on the German market with conventional 19-inch alloy wheels. Three variations of 20-inch wheels are offered. One of these is the special 5 dual-spoke V design, which is based on the Audi RS Q3 concept vehicle that was shown at the 2012 Auto China motor show.
In addition to its engine, the 2014 Audi Q3 RS also demonstrates its special status within the Q3 line-up with a variety of visual highlights. RS-specific design information emphasize the confident appearance of the compact, high-performance SUV. They consist of body accents and roof rails in matt aluminum, special door sill plates and door trim strips, a high-gloss black honeycomb front grille, RS front bumper and quattro symbol in the front air intake. A huge roofing spoiler, rear bumper with unique diffuser insert, huge elliptical tailpipe and an 2014 Audi Q3 RS logo design accentuate the back. At a length of 4,410 mm (14.47 ft), the dynamic leading model is 25 mm (0.98 in) longer than the Audi Q3. It weighs in at 1,730 kg (3814.00 lb).
The 2014 Audi Q3 RS can likewise be personalized by one of two optional styling plans – matt aluminum or black. Styling features consist of the flaps in the side air intakes, the trim on the diffuser and the fins on the roofing spoiler. The 2014 Audi Q3 RS is readily available in 8 exterior colors, including the special Sepang Blue pearl result.
The MMI and motorist information system displays welcome the motorist with the RS logo. Motorists can call up the boost pressure, oil temperature level and a lap timer through the RS menu in the driver info system.
Together with the pedals, a foot support likewise shines in aluminum look, and the basic inlays are in piano finish black. quattro GmbH provides aluminum race or carbon as alternatives right here. Black headlining is basic, and lunar silver headlining is optional.
Sport seats with embossed RS Q3 logo designs are also basic and are upholstered in black Alcantara/leather. Clients can likewise pick the optional Fine Nappa leather in black or lunar silver with contrasting stitching in rock gray or the design package with diamond stitching.
The cargo area has a base capability of 356 liters (12.57 cubic ft), which can be enhanced to 1,261 liters (44.53 cubic ft) by folding down the split rear seat backs. An useful reversible loadliner is basic. Those wanting to deliver even more payload can order the towing bracket that is offered for the 2014 Audi Q3 RS.
Various other requirement features of the Audi RS Q3 include – in addition to the RS-specific motorist information system – park aid plus, Audi sound system with ten loudspeakers, xenon plus headlights and LED tail lights. When they are not lit, the tail lights show a dark red window tint.
In the infotainment area, a modular component system provides a large range of options; on top there is the hard-drive based navigation system, MMI Navigation plus. The surround sound system from Bose drives 14 speakers with up to 465 watts of output power, while the Bluetooth car phone online together with WLAN hotspot links the compact high-performance SUV with the Internet and brings the online services of Audi link into the car. Highly advanced driver help systems round out the options program.
Price Of Q3 RS
In Germany, the base price is EUR54,600, and distributions begin in fall 2013.