Images of the production version of the Audi RS Q3 have been leaked online ahead of the high-performance crossover's official premiere, which will likely take place in Geneva next month.
We will remind you that the RS Q3 was previewed through a thinly disguised concept model at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show.
These first pictures suggest that Audi has made only minor changes to the concept, mainly by replacing the carbon fiber accents and trims, both inside and out, with aluminum finish parts. In addition, the aluminum-style backgrounds of the instrument panel gauges have given their place to a more traditional black layout.
We suspect that the powertrain will be the same as in the concept, which featured the TT RS’ 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-five rated at 355-horses allowing the subcompact crossover to complete the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in 5.2 seconds and top out at 265 km/h (165 mph), but we'll have to wait for the official release to be sure.
Story References: Audi via Autowp