New RS Q3 Performance Model Has Landed

More power, speed and standard equipment

The new RS Q3 performance joins the ranks of the new Audi ‘RS performance’ range, offering even more power, pace and standard equipment.

The RS Q3 performance is exclusively available in a new optional colour – Ascari blue metallic. Exterior styling revisions include titanium coloured window frame trims, roof rails, mirrors, radiator grille and frame and rear diffuser clip. The front air intake duct has a quattro logo and the brake calipers are red.

RSQ3 Performance

Inside

Based on the current RS Q3, the new performance model’s five-cylinder 2.5 TFSI engine has an extra 27PS, taking it to 367PS. Torque is up by 15Nm to 465Nm and the 0-62mph sprint is reduced to 4.4sec (from 4.8sec). Top speed is 167mph, compared with the RS Q3’s 155mph.

There’s additional standard equipment too. The RS Q3 performance gets new 20-inch ‘performance exclusive’ alloy wheels with a matt titanium finish, as well as cruise control, LED interior lighting and keyless entry & start.

Sports seats in Alcantara and leather with honeycomb stitching in blue are standard. The blue accents are also applied to elements such as the RS sport leather steering wheel, the selector lever gaiter, the centre armrest and the floor mats. Inlays with a blue thread woven into the carbon material continue the theme into the dashboard and door mouldings.