Audi RS Q3
At the Beijing Motor Show in 2012, Audi presented the concept of a “charged” RS Q3 crossover on the platform of an Audi Q3 car. Later, the company declassified the version with serial production of this model, which saw the light at the motor show in Geneva in 2013. Despite its recent appearance, it has already been subjected to significant refinements, as well as other machines of the Audi Q3 series. The whole model range is Audi.
The novelty has a slightly higher window line, small body overhangs, and the front and back of the roof stand have a large angle of inclination. Restyling brand acquired a larger grille, which is embellished with kolcheng. The small, narrow front lighting has been supplemented with LEDs of daylight. The 3 air absorbers are centrally located, decorated with the Quattro name, and a pair on the sides, as well as a small spoiler in the front bumper.
The roof-mounted Audi RS Q3 “skis” and rear-view mirrors have a silver colouring that cannot be changed optionally. The rear door is large, and the rear bumper below it is decorated with a wide exhaust pipe.
In order to increase maneuverability, the developers had to reduce the ground clearance by 25 mm and install 19-inch diameter light alloy wheels on the wheels. Optionally, of course, you can also install 20-inch rims.
The saloon of the already renewed German car boasts armchairs with a sporty character, which are covered with black leather and alcantara, aluminum overlays, modified dashboard and a steering wheel with a cut-back rim, which gives again a sporty character. In short, the five-seater Audi’s cabin has a little more differences, but they are not cardinal.
The pedals are distinguished by iron onlays, and the number of RS labels in the interior has increased. The machine has a specific combination of devices – for example, paying attention to the speedometer, you can immediately see the amount of remaining fuel in the tank, and the temperature of the power unit is displayed near the engine speed sensor. The display of the on-board computer is colorful and displays all the necessary information. The display working with the multimedia system leaves the central panel.
The climate control keys are very easy to use because they are located very cleverly and understandably, and they are also quite large. Chauffeur and passenger seats have good sports side support. Moreover, they are regulated by lumbar support and heating methods.
An optional electric seat drive is available. A threesome on the rear sofa may not be very comfortable, but there is plenty of room for a couple of people. There is plenty of free legroom even for 3 passengers. The volume of luggage compartment is 356 liters, but if you add up the back row of seats it will increase to 1261 liters.
As for the technical stuffing of the Audi RS Ku3, under the hood of the modernized crossover you can find in-line five-cylinder turbine power unit with the volume of 2.5 liters, which after modification increased its power by 30 horses and now produces 340 hp.
Synchronized operation of the turbomotor with the seven-speed S Tronic “robot”, which comes with the permanent four-wheel drive function “Quattro”. For the feeling of a sports car, there is a special flap, which gives the engine “more volume and sporty sound”.
Complete sets and prices
The novelty is being sold since the first quarter of 2015 at the cost of $47400. For a car without restyling ask $38523. The standard equipment includes light alloy wheels with a diameter of 18 inches with a sports appearance, bi-xenon head optics with LED running lights, interior in the finish of the alcantra / leather, a full electric package, climate control and a new audio system Audi concert with 10 speakers. The ESP stabilization function and 6 airbags are also activated.
In general, restyling was a success. Here are the main improvements:
- Audi RS Q3 has become more sporty, both outside and inside.
- The steering wheel boasts good information.
- Good soundproofing.
- The installed brakes do their job well.
- Crossover is very convenient for use in the city, because it is compact and quite fast on the road.
Small ground clearance can sometimes cause unnecessary problems, and a more “rigid” suspension is reluctant to accept all the potholes that are on our roads. It is necessary to notice perfectly issued interior of the car – all in the best traditions of company Audi.
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