|---- Specifications ----|
|Aspiration||turbocharged||Torque||310 lb-ft @ 1500-5200 rpm|
|HP/Liter||124 hp per liter||1/4 mile||--|
|0-62 mph||5.2 seconds||Top Speed||155 mph|
The Audi RS Q3 is the first RS model in the successful Q family. It combines high everyday practicality with dynamic performance. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) takes just 5.2 seconds, and top speed is 250 km/h (155.34 mph).
This impressive performance comes courtesy of an award-winning, high-performance engine. Beginning in 2010, an international panel of automotive journalists has named the 2.5 TFSI “International Engine of the Year” in its class four years in a row. The turbocharged unit with direct injection delivers 228 kW (310 hp) from a displacement of 2,480 cc; its maximum torque is 420 Nm (309.78 lb-ft) between 1,500 and 5,200 rpm. Both figures are unmatched in the RS Q3's class. A seven-speed S tronic and quattro all-wheel drive, which uses an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch, transfers the power to the axles as needed.
The Audi RS Q3 offers impressively dynamic and stable handling. The RS sport suspension lowers the body of the compact, high-performance SUV by 25 milli-meters (0.98 in). The front brake discs feature a wave design, and 19-inch wheels are standard. Also standard is the Audi drive select dynamics system, which influences the valve control of the exhaust system as well as the characteristic of the accelerator and the electromechanical power steering.