“The new version of the Audi RS Q3** with our award-winning five-cylinder engine is a highly emotional model. With the RS Q3 Sportback**, we are adding a completely new RS model to the product portfolio of Audi Sport GmbH,” says Oliver Hoffmann, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH.
“So far, we are producing 13 variants of five basic models in Győr. This level of complexity requires our employees to be precise, flexible, and extremely competent,” says Zoltán Les, manager in charge of vehicle manufacturing at Audi Hungaria. “I’m very proud of our team that has once again implemented two further model start-ups successfully.”
The Audi RS Q3 and the Audi RS Q3 Sportback are synonymous with strength and outstanding performance. Virtues that are also reflected in the design. The Singleframe with no color-contrasting surround in the compact SUV creates an even sharper impression. The gloss black grill with three-dimensional honeycomb structure is inset deeper and directly into the RS bumper with its large side air inlets. The striking boomerang-shaped blades in the bumper are designed exclusively for the RS Q3. The RS genes are also apparent in the flat slits above the Singleframe radiator grille.
Within the Audi Q3 family, the RS Q3 (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 8.9–8.8; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 203–202) and the RS Q3 Sportback (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 8.9–8.8; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 204–202) represent the sporty spearhead. The performance figures for the compact engines are compelling: five cylinders, a power output of 294 kW (400 metric hp), 480 Nm of torque, quattro all-wheel drive. The five-cylinder engine is a modern classic. The 2.5 TFSI engine, which is produced at Audi Hungaria, received the sought-after “International Engine of the Year Award” for the ninth consecutive time last year.
The multi-award-winning five-cylinder engine gains a good 17 percent more power at an unchanged displacement of 2,480 cc. The engine’s maximum torque is available over the very broad rev range between 1,950 and 5,850 rpm. The RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds. The top speed is regulated at 250 km/h or an optional 280 km/h.
1-2-4-5-3 – firing alternates between adjacent cylinders and those far apart from one another. The particular firing sequence and the odd number of cylinders make for a very special rhythm and unique engine sound. The dual-branch RS exhaust system underscores the characteristic sound of the five-cylinder firing sequence.
The RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback will be available at dealerships in Germany and other European countries beginning at the end of 2019.