The new Audi RS Q3 Sportback in Kyalami green

The New Audi RS Q3 Sportback

The new Audi RS Q3 Sportback in Kyalami green
The new Audi RS Q3 Sportback in Kyalami green

Audi has released details of an all-new performance derivative of the Q3 Sportback. The Audi RS Q3 Sportback will be powered by the five cylinder, 400hp, 2.5-litre TFSI petrol engine and will be arriving in Ireland before the end of 2019.

The Q3 Sportback has 480 Nm of torque, quattro all-wheel drive, a seven-speed S tronic gearbox and sprints from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds. The standard RS sport suspension lowers the body by 10 millimetres compared with the Q3 Sportback.

The Audi drive select dynamic handling system has two new modes, RS1 and RS2. The driver can adjust and save the two RS modes individually through the MMI system. The new “RS MODE” steering wheel button provides rapid access to the two new modes and allows the driver to switch between modes.

The Singleframe gloss black grille has a 3D honeycomb effect and there is no colour contrast to the grille surround. Other performance details include RS bumpers with larger side air inlets. Wheel arches have been flared by 10 millimetres. At the rear there's an RS-specific spoiler lip in gloss black.

The RS Q3 Sportback comes as standard with matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicators and RS-specific darkened trims are available as an option. The rear lights also feature LED technology.

Eight paint colours are available for the RS Q3 Sportback, including the RS-specific colours Kyalami green and Nardo gray. Customised paint finishes are available from Audi exclusive.

The new Audi RS Q3 Sportback will go on sale at Audi dealerships in Ireland by the end of 2019.

The RS Q3 Sportback will arrive in Ireland by the end of 2019
The RS Q3 Sportback will arrive in Ireland by the end of 2019