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2016 Audi RS Q3 news, pictures, specifications, and information
The new Audi RS Q3*, the dynamic spearhead of the Q3 model series, is now even more distinctive and powerful. Its 2.5 TFSI engine satisfies the Euro 6 standard and produces 250 kW (340 hp) and 450 Nm (331.9 lb-ft) of torque, the latter between 1,600 and 5,300 rpm. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) takes just 4.8 seconds, and top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155.3 mph). Average fuel consumption is 8.4 liters per 100 kilometers (28.0 ÚS mpg), corresponding to 198 g CO2 per kilometer (318.7 g/km). The start stop system and the regulated oil pump contribute to this good value.

4.8 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph): the Audi RS Q3The Audi RS Q3* was updated concurrent wîth the Q3*. The compact performance SÚV is now hotter and more dynamic than ever. Its 2.5 liter, five-cylinder engine now produces 250 kW (340 hp) and 450 Nm (331.9 lb-ft) of torque. It also now satisfies the Euro 6 standard. The top model in the series now accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.8 seconds on its way to an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph). An RS exhaust system wîth a switchable flap adds even more volume to the unmistakable sound of the five-cylinder engine.

The seven-speed S tronic, which transfers the power to the quattro drivetrain via a new hydraulic multi-plate clutch (5th generation), has also been refined for even faster gear changes. The lower gears are closely spaced for sporty response while the seventh gear is tall to save fuel. (concept carz)

The chassis of the Audi RS Q3 is also impressive. 19-inch wheels are standard; 20-inch wheels are optionally available. Thanks to the wave design, the large brake discs on the front axle are now one kilogram (2.2 lb) lighter. They are gripped by eight-piston calipers. The standard RS sport suspension is also available wîth optional adaptive dampers. The §teering is tuned for sporty driving, and the Audi drive select dynamic handling system is standard.

Numerous design details illustrate the special status of the dynamic top-of-the-line model. On the exterior, the distinctive bumpers are particularly eye-catching. The color black dominates the interior. The sport seats are optionally available in Fine Nappa leather wîth diamond quilting; red needles sweep across gray dials in the instrument cluster; and the driver information system offers a special RS menu wîth lap timer and displays for both oil temperature and boost pressure.

The base price in Germany for the generously appointed new top model is 56,600 euros. LED headlights, among other features, are standard. Deliveries of the RS Q3 will begin in the first quarter of 2015.

At a glance

▸2.5 TFSI wîth 250 kW (340 hp) and 450 Nm (331.9 lb-ft): 0 – 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.8 seconds
▸Seven-speed S tronic wîth shortened shift times and quattro all-wheel drive standard
▸19-inch wheels, large brakes and RS sport suspension standard
▸Distinctive interior and exterior design details

Propulsion: 2.5 TFSI, S tronic and quattro all-wheel drive

Audi is bringing the performance philosophy to the compact SÚV §egmènt wîth the RS Q3. Its engine, whose 2,480 cc displacement results from a stroke of 82.5 millimeters (3.2 in) and a bore of 92.8 millimeters (3.7 in), is a modern classic. An international jury of journalists has named the five-cylinder unit International Engine of the Year in its class five years in a row since 2010. With its ample pulling power, free-revving character and inimitable sound, the 2.5 TFSI is guaranteed to cause goose bumps. At higher loads and rpm, a flap in the exhaust system opens to provide an even more voluminous sound.

The five-cylinder turbo's power flows to a modified seven-speed S tronic. Audi used optimized fine-tuning to further improve the seven-speed S tronic transmission's shift times. The driver can let the dual-clutch transmission do all the work in modes D and S, or can shift gears himself. Shift paddles on the §teering wheel are standard. The lower gears are closely spaced for sporty response while the seventh gear is tall to save fuel. (concept carz) A launch control system manages full-throttle acceleration from a standing start.

The primary component of the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system is an updated multi-plate clutch. The hydraulically actuated and electronically controlled unit is mounted in front of the rear axle. Its electronic controller brings stability, traction and driving enjoyment into perfect harmony.

Ever more powerful performance: the RS sport suspension plus wîth damper control

The updated Audi RS Q3 offers impressively dynamic and safe handling. The taut RS sport suspension lowers the body by 20 millimeters (0.8 in) versus the Q3. Audi also offers the RS sport suspension wîth optional damper control. The adaptive dampers can be set to one of three modes using the standard Audi drive select system. The system also influences the accelerator, §teering, S tronic, exhaust flap and the adaptive light (optional).

The Audi RS Q3 comes standard in Germany wîth 19-inch wheels, wîth 20-inch wheels available as an option. The front brake discs, which measure 365 millimeters (14.4 in) in diameter, have a weight-saving wave design and are gripped by black eight-piston calipers bearing RS logos. The electronic stabilization control offers a Sport mode and can also be deactivated entirely.

Differentiated: the design

Vital Stats
Engine : 2.5 L., 5-cylinder
Power: 362 hp
Torque: 343 ft-lbs

7-speed Automatic
Sharp visual accents demonstrate the potential of the new Audi RS Q3. The Singleframe grille – wîth a matt aluminum-look frame and high-gloss black honeycomb grille – has been redesigned, and a quattro logo adorns the air intake in the front bumper. The aluminum roof rails, long RS roof spoiler, updated LED taillights and xenon headlights, the modified rear bumper and the long, elliptical exhaust tailpipe complete the dynamic look. Four appearance packages, two each in matt aluminum-look and glossy black, provide for further customization. Sepang Blue pearl effect is available as an exclusive exterior color.

The dynamic line is echoed in the car's interior. The sport seats wîth embossed RS Q3 logos are covered in a combination of black Alcantara and leather, wîth Fine Nappa leather and Fine Nappa leather wîth diamond quilting available as options. High-gloss black, bright red and subtle aluminum applications set additional accents. The inlays come standard in black piano lacquer, and optionally in aluminum or carbon.

The instrument cluster has gray dials wîth white numbers and red needles; the multifunction §teering wheel is flattened at the bottom. The color DIS display shows the boost pressure, oil temperature and a lap timer in a separate RS menu. The Audi RS Q3 also comes standard wîth the parking system plus, MMI radio, Audi sound system, sport seats and deluxe automatic air conditioning. The base price in Germany for the generously appointed new top model is 56,600 euros. LED headlights, among other features, are standard. Deliveries of the RS Q3 will begin in the first quarter of 2015.

Fuel consumption of the models named above:



Audi Q3 2.0 TDI clean diesel ultra (110 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 4.4 (53.5 ÚS mpg)**;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 114 (183.5 g/mi)**

Audi Q3 2.0 TDI clean diesel (110 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 4.8 – 4.6 (49.0 – 51.1 ÚS mpg)**;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 126 – 119 (202.8 – 191.5 g/mi)**

Audi Q3 2.0 TDI clean diesel quattro (110 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.4 – 4.9 (43.6 – 48.0 ÚS mpg)**;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 140 – 129 (225.3 – 207.6 ÚS mpg)**

Audi Q3 2.0 TDI clean diesel quattro S tronic (110 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.5 – 5.1 (42.8 – 46.1 ÚS mpg)**;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 144 – 132 (231.7 – 212.4 g/mi)**

Audi Q3 2.0 TDI clean diesel quattro (135 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.7 – 5.2 (41.3 – 45.2 ÚS mpg)**;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 148 – 137 (238.2 – 220.5 g/mi)**

Audi Q3 2.0 TDI clean diesel quattro S tronic (135 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.6 – 5.1 (42.0 – 46.1 ÚS mpg)**;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 146 – 134 (235.0 – 215.7 g/mi)**

Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI COD ultra (110 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.8 – 5.5 (40.6 – 42.8 ÚS mpg)**;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 134 – 127 (215.7 – 204.4 g/mi)**

Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI COD S tronic (110 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.2 – 5.8 (37.9 – 40.6 ÚS mpg)**;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 143 – 134 (230.1 – 215.7 g/mi)**

Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic (132 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.0 – 6.5 (33.6 – 36.2 ÚS mpg)**;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 161 – 149 (259.1 – 239.8 g/mi)**

Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic (162 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.2 – 6.6 (32.7 – 35.6 ÚS mpg)**;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 168 – 152 (270.4 – 244.6 g/mi)**

Audi RS Q3 2.5 TFSI (250 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.6 – 8.4 (27.4 – 28.0 ÚS mpg)**;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 203 – 198 (326.7 – 318.7 g/mi)**

**The fuel consumption and the CO2 emissions of a vehicle vary due to the choice of wheels and tires. They not only depend on the efficient utilization of the fuel by the vehicle, but are also influenced by driving behavior and other non-technical factors.

Source - Audi

Incredible power from five cylinders: the Audi RS Q3 performance

More power, specific exterior details and an exclusive interior package: These are the key features that make the Audi RS Q3 performance* the premium brand's new top model in the compact SÚV §egmènt.

The new Audi RS Q3 performance joins the RS 6 Avant performance* and the RS 7 Sportback performance* as the third member of the RS performance family. As the sporty subsidiary of AÚDI AG, quattro GmbH is responsible for these high-performance models.

Engine
The output of the 2.5 TFSI engine has been increased by 20 kW (27 hp) to 270 kW (367 hp), helping the RS Q3 performance to a standard top speed of 270 km/h (167.8 mph). 465 Nm (343.0 lb-ft) of torque is available from 1,625 to 5,500 rpm; the RS Q3 performance sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.4 seconds. Combined fuel consumption in the NEDC cycle is 8.6 liters per 100 km (27.4 ÚS mpg), corresponding to 203 g CO2 per km (326.7 g/mi). A recuperation system and a start-stop system contribute to this value. The emissions classification is Euro 6.

The 2.5 TFSI has a displacement of 2,480 cc, the result of an 82.5 millimeter (3.2 in) stroke and 92.8 millimeter (3.7 in) bore. With tremendous pulling power, an extremely free-revving character and the characteristic sound of the five-cylinder's 1 - 2 - 4 - 5 - 3 ignition sequence, goosebumps are guaranteed. At higher loads and rpm, a flap in the RS exhaust system opens to make the characteristic sound even more voluminous. This five-cylinder engine is a modern classic. Since 2010, an international panel of automotive journalists has named it 'International Engine of the Year' in its category six years in a row.

Just 49 centimeters (19.3 in) long, the engine is very short. It weighs approximately 180 kilograms (396.8 lb). Its crankcase is made of vermicular graphite cast iron, an extremely strong, yet lightweight material. Perfectly placed reinforcements enhance the block's loadability. RS Q3 performance-specific refinements to the 2.5 TFSI include technical details such as a redesigned main radiator and an optimized fuel pump.

A small team of specially trained employees build the 2.5 TFSI by hand at the Audi site in Győr, Hungary.


Drivetrain
The five-cylinder turbo's power flows to a modified seven-speed S tronic wîth very short shift times. The lower gears are closely spaced for sporty response while the seventh gear is long to save fuel. (concept carz) The driver can let the dual-clutch transmission do all the work in modes D and S, or can shift gears manually using the shift paddles on the standard RS multifunction §teering wheel. 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.

The primary component of the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system is a hydraulically actuated and electronically controlled multi-plate clutch mounted in front of the rear axle. The electronic controller combines stability, traction and driving enjoyment. Power is distributed as needed between the front and rear axles depending on the driving situation. Networking wîth the Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC) means that power is even distributed selectively to each wheel. As is typical for RS models, the ESC can be deactivated and has a retuned sport mode.

Chassis
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 20 millimeters (0.8 in) compared wîth the Audi Q3. Audi offers the RS sport suspension plus wîth 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.

In Germany, the Audi RS Q3 performance comes standard wîth 20-inch wheels
in a five twin-spoke V design in matt titanium-look. Additional 20-inch wheels
in different designs and surface finishes are available as options.

The front brake discs measure 365 millimeters (14.4 in) in diameter and feature a weight-saving wave design. In the RS Q3 performance, the eight-piston calipers wîth the RS logo come standard wîth a gloss red paint finish. These are also available in black at no extra charge.

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

The exterior of the RS Q3 performance is characterized by exclusive add-on parts in a matt titanium-look finish. The frame of the air inlet duct and the quattro logo within, for example, are finished this way. Other parts finished in matt titanium-look are: the Singleframe, the lateral flaps in the air inlets, the trim strips at the side windows, the exterior mirror housings, the roof rails, the upper edge of the diffuser and the fins of the roof edge spoiler.

The familiar matt aluminum and gloss black styling packages are also available upon request. Audi offers the optional Ascari blue metallic paint finish exclusively for the RS Q3 performance.

Interior and equipment
The dynamic line of the exterior design is echoed in the car's interior. The sport seats wîth the embossed RS Q3 logo are covered in a combination of black Alcantara and leather. Audi offers the seats in the color combination black and blue wîth the optional RS performance design package. A dynamic perforation pattern on the seat center panel tapers off diffusely toward the bottom and rear, wîth the blue that shines through providing for exceptional color effects.

The RS sport leather §teering wheel, which is flattened at the bottom, the center armrest and the selector lever gaiter get blue contrasting stitching. Inlays in carbon twill blue, in which a blue thread is woven into the high-quality carbon material, round out this exclusive combination.

The seats can also be ordered in black or lunar silver fine Nappa leather wîth stone gray contrasting stitching. With the black variant, a diamond pattern in stone gray is also available. Carbon inlays are standard, wîth aluminum race or piano black available as an option.

The instrument cluster has gray faces wîth white numbers and red needles. The color display of the driver information system shows boost pressure, oil temperature and a lap timer in a special RS menu. Besides the sport seats, the Audi RS Q3 performance also comes standard in Germany wîth the parking system plus, MMI radio, Audi sound system, deluxe automatic air conditioning and LED headlights.

Orders are now being accepted for the Audi RS Q3 performance. It will celebrate its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016. The base price of the high-performance SÚV in Germany is 61,000 euros. Deliveries of the RS Q3 performance are scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2016.

Source - Audi
 
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