Curtain up for the new RS Q3 Sportback in Bahrain. The legendary and multi-award-winning 2.5 liter TFSI engine is the core of the high-performance SUVcoupé. In combination with the quattro permanent all-wheel drive, it offers pure driving pleasure. The sport compact coupé offers outstanding performance, athletic design and maximum everyday usability. The RSQ3 Sportback is now available in Audi Centre Bahrain.
Athletic: The Exterior
The new Audi RS Q3 Sportback’s gloss black Singleframe with its three-dimensional honeycomb structure makes it look even sharper.
With the low rear window and the roof edge spoiler in gloss black with the RS-specific spoiler lip, the RS Q3 Sportback appears even wider and more dynamic.
It is fitted with LED headlights as standard. Audi offers matrix LED headlights with RS-specific darkened bezels as an option.
Outstanding: The Drive
The new RS Q3 Sportback is fitted with the powerful multi-award-winning five-cylinder 2.5 TFSI. It now draws just over 17 percent more power from 2,480 cc of displacement with 294 kW (400 PS). Its maximum torque of 480 Nm (354.0 lb-ft) is available between 1,950 and 5,850 rpm. The RS Q3 Sportback sprints from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 4.5 seconds. The top speed is regulated at 250 km/h (155.3 mph) or an optional 280 km/h (174.0 mph).
As standard, the power of the five-cylinder engine is transmitted via a seven-speed S tronic to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The wheel-selective torque control perfects the safe and agile handling.
Consistently Sporty: The Suspension
The consistently sporty suspension tuning is a basic requirement for the outstanding driving characteristics of the RS Q3 Sportback. The standard RS sport suspension lowers the body by 10 millimeters (0.4 in) as compared to the Q3 family.
The dynamic handling system Audi drive select influences not only the suspension, but also the quattro drive, the steering, the S tronic, the engine characteristics, and the sound, for example. Depending on the selected equipment, there is a choice of five or six drive modes: comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency, and individual or, as an alternative to the individual mode, the two new RS-specific modes RS1 and RS2.
Driver-Oriented: The Interior
The athletic exterior design of the RS Q3 Sportback is continued in the spacious interior. The entire cockpit is very much designed with the driver in mind. RS design packages in red or blue provide color highlights in the interior.
Great Everyday Usability: The Space Concept
The compact powerhouse is designed as full-fledged five-seater and while being extremely sporty, it also offers great everyday usability thanks to its high level of variability and the large interior. As standard, the rear bench can be moved longitudinally by 130 millimeters in the RS Q3 Sportback, and the inclination of its divided backrest can be adjusted in seven stages. The luggage compartment thus holds 530 liters; with the backrests folded down the figure rises to 1,400 liters.