/Official: 2015 Audi RS Q3

Official: 2015 Audi RS Q3

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Audi unveiled a new version of their Q3 crossover plus a new and thoroughly upgraded RS Q3. If it weren’t for the Audi RS Q3, this mini-SUV range could have won the title of the most mind-numbingly boring crossover in the world.

But The RS version exists, and it is a very impressive little car, boasting a 2.5-litre, five?cylinder engine with 340PS and 450 Nm (331.9 lb?ft) of torque in the latest model. Thanks to a new RS exhaust system, the engine sings all the way from 0 to 60 mph, which takes only 4.8 seconds, and then on to 155 mph.

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2015 Audi RS Q3 benefits from the fifth generation Quattro AWD system with hydraulic multi?plate clutch and comes as standard with a seven?speed S tronic transmission. The RS treatment also adds large eight-piston calipers brakes, and sport suspension which can be optionally fitted with electronically controlled damping adjustable via Audi drive select.

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Visually, you can tell Audi RS Q3 apart from normal models thanks to high-gloss black honeycomb front grille and RS bumpers, a special front treatment including a quattro emblem in the air intake and a distinctive rear diffuser insert flanked by a large elliptical tailpipe, 20-inch wheels and a roof spoiler.

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Inside you will find Nappa leather seats with contrast stitching, red needles on grey dials in the instrument cluster and a Driver’s Information System offering a special RS menu with lap timer, oil temperature and boost pressure displays set the tone.

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