New Audi RS Q3 Rendering Looks Pretty Convincing, Wouldn’t You Say?

The second generation Audi Q3 family is getting ready to engage in battle with the Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X1.

The newly introduced model has more generous exterior dimensions than the car it replaces, along with a new design inside and out, technologies, engines and even platform, in an attempt to grab a good chunk of sales in the premium subcompact crossover segment.

Development of the new Audi Q3 hasn’t ended yet, as the automaker is also working on two high-performance versions: the ‘S’ and ‘RS’. And it’s the latter that was imagined by XTomi with a new grille, reworked bumpers and side skirts, black accents, RS badges, lower ground clearance and larger wheels.

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These virtual upgrades look to be spot on, although we’ll have to wait until early 2019 to find out, as that’s when the new Audi RS Q3 is expected to be officially unveiled.

For power, Audi Sport is rumored to employ the use of the turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine from the RS3 Sportback. In the compact hot hatch, the unit generates 400PS (394hp / 294kW) and 480Nm (354lb-ft) of torque, and it could very well produce the same output in the upcoming RS Q3.

If true, it’s expected to complete the zero to 100km/h (0-62mph) run in around 4.5 seconds, and hit a top speed electronically limited at 250km/h (155mph) or 270km/h (167mph).

  • Dr Professor Weezle Eye

    Yes, I’m convinced that this Audi is an overpriced POS vw!

  • javier

    i like it, of course they wont sell it in the states

    • Elmediterraneo

      Don’t care we’ve got them all in Europe 😀

    • lagunas3ca

      Let’s focus on getting the RS6 here, first.

      • botornot387

        The RS6 will likely never come because they don’t make it in sedan trim and the wagon most likely wont come here, but this however most likely will. Audi has already greenlighted 12 RS models for the US. This along with and RSQ8, and RSQ5 should be in order, as SUV’s are money makers.

        • lagunas3ca

          Considering you presented a rebuttal in your own statement, I take it you’re not on a debate team.

  • Leconte Dave

    Understeer…

    • stelvio

      Those supercar/mustang drivers you see on youtube has oversteer aplenty and they sure got it

  • Merc1

    If it looks like that they have another hit.

    M

  • no25

    yes, because audi’s designs are so predictable nowadays.

  • Elmediterraneo

    Good but the RS Q4 will be much better

  • lagunas3ca

    Not a bad render. Bet it will have the big bore exhaust instead of fake exhaust for this RS model.

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