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Five performance enhancements on the Audi RS Q3


WE HAVE a natural lust for more… more power, more speed, more performance. Manufacturers usually release performance updates on cars to satisfy customers’ needs for more performance. Audi has done just such a thing on its latest RS Q3.

We have put together a list of the top five performance enhancements that have been added to this family-sized pocket rocket: 

1: More Power

The output of the sublime 2.5 TFSI five-cylinder engine has been increased by 20kW; the result is an impressive 270kW and torque is an impressive 465Nm. We assure you that goose bumps are guaranteed.

2: Quicker seven-speed auto

The five-cylinder turbo's power flows to a modified seven-speed S Tronic with very short shift times. The lower gears are closely spaced for sporty response while the seventh gear is to save fuel. In the dynamic mode of the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, each shift operation is accompanied by double-declutching. A launch control function provides full-throttle acceleration from a standing start.

3: Sportier suspension 

The taut RS sport suspension on the new Audi RS Q3 performance translates the dynamics of the powerful engine particularly well and lowers the body by 20mm compared with the Audi Q3. Audi offers the RS sport suspension plus with damper control as an option. The characteristic of the adaptive dampers can be set to one of three different modes (comfort, auto and dynamic) using the standard dynamic handling system Audi drive select.

4: Sportier looks

RS-typical design details, such as the sportily designed bumpers with large air inlets up front, the gloss black honeycomb grilles, the rear bumper with sculpted diffuser insert and the RS exhaust system with its large oval tailpipe, underscore the sporty character of the Audi RS Q3 performance.

5: Interior sensation 

The dynamic lines of the exterior design are echoed in the car's interior. The sport seats with the embossed RS Q3 logo are covered in a combination of black Alcantara leather. The instrument cluster has grey faces with white numbers and red needles. The colour display of the driver information system shows boost pressure, oil temperature and a lap timer in a special RS menu.

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