Those who expected that along with the letters RS crossovers will get the most brutal appearance in the style of the recently introduced RS6 Avant, were wrong: the injection of aggression into the exterior of the Q3 was not too radical.
But still identify charged new items will be quite simple. In the list of modified and added exterior elements appear a new grille and front bumper with spectacular large air intakes and contrast inserts.
There was a spoiler on the trunk lid, diffuser with two oval exhaust pipes and 20-inch wheels, and for a fee available wheels on the R21.
The interior is traditionally enlivened by a new steering wheel and sports chairs with Alcantara trim, and additionally it can be decorated with colored accents-blue or red. Already in standard configuration crossovers received led optics and digital "priborku" , but a full Audi Virtual Cockpit is available only for a fee.
The 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine underwent a thorough modernization procedure, during which it lost 26 kilograms at once. The engine got an aluminum crankcase, a new boost system and intercooler and the like and now develops 400 full-weight forces and 480 Nm. It is worth Recalling that the previous generation RS Q3 was equipped with a 340-horsepower motor.
The engine is paired with a 7-speed robot and all-wheel drive. Both new products on the set of 100 km / h will take 4.5 s (0.3 s faster than before), and the maximum speed is limited to the mark of 250 km / h. for extra money, the limiter will be shifted by another 30 km/h.
Sports suspension, which is installed by default, received an extended 10 mm gauge, but in the list of options appears adaptive chassis DCC. In addition, it includes powerful brakes with 380-millimeter carbon discs, and the base includes standard 370-millimeter with six-piston calipers.
Sales of new products in Europe will start at the end of this year or early next year.