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New Audi Q3 Compact Crossover Starts at $32,500* in the States


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Audi's answer to Mercedes' GLA in the US is the new Q3 that goes on sale this fall with a starting MSRP of $32,500 for the FWD model excluding (*) a $925 destination fee.

Spied: Audi Freshens Up Q3 Before North American Arrival


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Surprise, surprise Audi is face-lifting the regular Q3…well, not really as just the other day, our man with the long lens caught a prototype of the performance version of the series, the RS Q3, dressed in camouflage. However, the changes for the regular Q3 appear to be more extensive and include a revised face.

Scoop: Audi Prepares RS Q3 for a Make Up Session


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If you're observing the RS Q3 and thinking inside you, "Oh, great; Audi facelift = new fancy lights", then you're clearly spending too much time on our site reading news and comments. Nonetheless, you would be spot on with your assessment…

Audi Brings Out Q3 Camping Tent Concept and Customized SQ5 and A1 at Wörthersee


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It might be the mother of all Golf GTI festivals, but over the years, the Wörthersee Tour in Austria has also become an arena for all of VW Group's mainstream brands to display a mix of concepts, new products and cars. At this year's gathering and among other goods, Audi brought along a newly developed concept with the self-explanatory name, “Q3 Camping Tent”.

Audi RS Q3 Gets a Taste of ABT Tuning with 410PS Version


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The "S" in SUV stands for "sporty", but that doesn't really hold true in most cases, does it now… There are exceptions, of course, with Audi's spirited 306HP (310PS) RS Q3 being one of them. Still, that wasn't enough for German firm ABT, which is taking the series to the next performance level with a 404hp (410PS) tune.

Is the Audi RS Q3 Less than What Could Have Been?


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It’s a question that has been asked before: is the Audi RS Q3 worthy of the RS badge? As the brand’s first RS-badged crossover, this question was inevitable. But Audi may have provoked this question by avoiding to unlock the RS Q3’s full potential.

Audi Expands Q3 SUV's UK Range with New Base 1.4-liter TFSI


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Whereas in North America, Audi will launch the Q3 this fall exclusively with a 200hp 2.0-liter TFSI, in Europe, the Ingolstadt brand offers a lot more powerplant options, with the UK market now gaining a new 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline unit that slots in at the entry price point under the 138bhp (140PS) 2.0-liter TDI model.

Official: 2015 Audi Q3 Compact SUV Coming to the U.S. This Fall


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The growing interest in smaller SUVs and crossovers combined with the fact that German luxury rival BMW is already offering the X1 and Mercedes-Benz will soon launch the GLA in the States, has convinced Audi to move ahead and bring its Q3 to this side of the Atlantic.

Audi's Q3 SUV Lightly Customized by A. Kahn Design


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The smallest (for now, at least) member of Audi's extended SUV and crossover family, the Q3, has received a modest cosmetic makeover, courtesy of A. Kahn Design.

Does the New Audi RS Q3 Justify its RS Badge?


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The RS Q3 is Audi’s hardcore line’s first crossover offering, and therefor, there was a chance that they could get it wrong, especially in the handling department. However, AutoExpress reports that it’s actually not that bad to drive, and praises it for the five-pot 2.5-liter engine it shares with the TT-RS and RS3, though in this application, its power is limited to 306 hp, versus the other two cars’ 335 hp standard output.

Audi Q3 May Arrive in the U.S. following Its First Facelift


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Audi currently does not offer a competitor for the BMW X1 and the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLA in the United States, but that may change within a year or two, if a report from Car&Driver is accurate. Rumor has it that the Audi Q3 will be available in North America after its first mid-cycle facelift.

Audi to Start Brazilian Production of the A3 Sedan and Q3 Crossover from 2015


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As the world’s sixth-largest economy and the largest car market in South America, Brazil is a very attractive place for automakers looking to profit from its booming auto sales. Luxury car manufacturers make no exception, with BMW already announcing a production facility in Brazil that will start running in 2014, while Mercedes-Benz is reportedly planning to build the next-generation C-Class in Brazil from 2015.

Audi UK Prices New RS Q3 SUV and RS7 Sportback


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Two new models will soon broaden the Audi RS range of sports cars in the UK to total of eight models based on six body styles.

The new arrivals are the RS Q3 sports crossover that carries an on-the-road (OTR) price of £43,000 (equal to US$67,200 / €51,000), and the more premium RS 7 Sportback priced at £83,495 OTR (US$130,600 / €99,100). Both RS models are available to order with first deliveries in Britain scheduled for early next year.

Audi to Launch Four New RS Models This Year, Plans Faster Introductions


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To mark the 30th anniversary of its high-performance division Quattro GmbH (founded in October 1983), Audi will launch four new RS models this year, while also promising that future RS cars will be brought to market more quickly.

The four new RS models that will launch this year are the RS6 Avant, RS7 Sportback, RS5 Cabriolet (all made at Quattro’s Neckarsulm facility) and RS Q3, the first SUV to be turned into an RS model. These new four cars will basically double Quattro’s range of RS models.

Audi to Rely on SUVs to Become World's Top Luxury Automaker


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The three premium German automakers used to be famous around the world for their fast, well-built and luxurious saloon cars, but in recent years, that perception has been considerably altered by the addition of SUVs. Audi is very keen to expand its line of Q-badged vehicles, which is currently three models-strong (Q3, Q5 and Q7).

New Audi RS Q3 Proves that it’s Faster than a Dog Sled in Promo Video


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If there's one thing future owners of the new Audi RS Q3 can be sure of, it is that the high-performance SUV can outrun and out-handle a pack of Siberian huskies pulling a dog sled on the snow - or at least that's what we understand after seeing Ingolstadt's first commercial for the Geneva motor show-bound model.

Audi wants to Double SUV and Crossover Lineup with Q2, Q4 and Q6 Models


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Many gearheads and journalists alike have whined and moaned about premium automakers diluting their brands' cachet by developing SUVs and crossovers, but the truth is, that's where the growth is these days. Just look at Porsche and the Cayenne.

Compared to its home-market rivals BMW and Mercedes, Audi was late to the party having launched its first entry in the SUV segment only eight years ago with the full-size Q7, which was followed by the compact Q5 in 2008 and Q3 in 2010.

New Audi RS Q3 with 306HP 2.5-liter Turbocharged Inline-Five is Official


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Only hours after we posted the first pictures of the Audi's hot compact SUV, the brand with the four-ring logo came out with a plethora of official images and details on the new RS Q3, which will be displayed at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show in early March.

The transformation from the concept model we saw at last year's Beijing auto show to a production car brought only a few minor cosmetic changes, such as the replacement of the carbon fiber trims inside and out with aluminum or black-colored parts, and a de-tuning of the TT RS- and RS3-sourced 2.5-liter turbocharged unit, dropping power from 350hp (355PS) to 306hp (310PS).

Audi's New RS Q3 Super SUV Makes an Early Online Debut in Production Trim


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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.

Audi’s Q3 Small SUV and A7 Sportback Reportedly Get RS Variants Next Year


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Having already announced record sales and surpassing 2011’s results one month before the end of the year, Audi is gearing up for 2013. Sports car fans will be more than pleased to learn that the VW Group premium carmaker will reportedly launch not one, but two RS models next year/

Quattro GmbH is Audi’s performance division responsible for S and RS models. During the press launch of the RS5 Cabriolet last week, CAR magazine test editor Ben Pulman noticed an image proclaiming 2013 was going to be “The year of Quattro GmbH” that would launch “four new RS models”.