Get An Ear-Load Of The Audi RS Q3 At The Nurburgring

The Mercedes-AMG GLA45 is currently the king of the sports subcompact crossovers, but that may very well change soon enough.

That’s because Audi is busy developing the RS Q3, which aims to upstage the Merc and sit at the top of its class.

Spied testing at the Nurburgring recently, the RS Q3 carries lots of production parts, including the new grille, reworked bumpers, and other elements that will distinguish it from lesser versions of the second-gen Q3.

Also Read: Audi Future Car Guide: What’s Coming In 2018-2019

Things get really interesting beneath the skin, as the brand’s engineers have updated the chassis to make it cope with the extra grunt.

Speaking of which, the RS Q3 will use the same engine as the RS3 Sportback and RS3 Sedan. The turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder is expected to retain the 400 PS (394 hp / 294 kW) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque that propel the hot hatch to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds, and up to a top speed electronically capped at 250 km/h (155 mph), or 280 km/h (174 mph) without the speed limiter.

Audi will launch the new RS Q3 after mid-2019, in all likelihood, probably alongside the lesser SQ3, which will arrive with the S3 Sportback’s and S3 Sedan’s 310 PS (306 hp / 228 kW) turbocharged 2.0-liter engine.

 

  • Kaisuke971

    It’s the 2.5l TFSI 5cyl engine, it doesn’t need any artifact to sound epic

  • botornot387

    You are comparing a diesel engine to a gas engine, one that has a specific firing order just to sound like this. A little more research before you post. The Audi 5 cylinder is a beast and sounds like mini R8 without electric trickery.

Strewth! Aussies Can Now Get Emojis On Their License Plates

Sadly, there are only five boring ones allowed – and heart eyes are so, like, 2010 or something.

A 1983 Ford LTD Station Wagon “Art Car” Worth $2.25 Million? Are You Nuts?

Two years ago, this Ford art car by the late George Lilanga was priced at $4.9 million. Well, what price art?.

First Glimpse At 2020 Hyundai Sonata That Wants To Make A Design Statement

The first images of the production 2020 Hyundai Sonata have sneaked out from Korea.

Watch The Big, Boxy Mercedes-AMG G63 Go Like The Clappers

The AMG G63 runs the quarter mile almost as fast as a supercar. And, unlike that, it can go off-road, too.

JDM Tuned Toyota Camry Is Ready For Some Hot Tokyo Nights

The latest Camry is much better looking than its predecessors, but it can be tuned to be even more aggressive .

2019 Geneva Motor Show A-To-Z Of All New Cars And Concepts (Updated)

A round up of all the production and concept cars debuting at the Geneva Motor Show.

GM Extends CT6 And Impala Production Until January 2020, Drops Volt and LaCrosse

U.S. production of the Chevy Volt and Buick LaCrosse ends on March 1, and GM hasn’t mentioned an extension .

Elon Musk “Certain” Tesla’s Fully-Autonomous Systems Will Be Ready This Year

He added, though, that regulations are not yet in place, thus he expects Tesla to roll the tech out in late 2020.

Buy At Your Own Peril: These Are Consumer Reports’ 10 Least Reliable New Cars

Six of 10 are American, while another one is technically German but built in the U.S..

Korea’s 2020 Genesis G90 Limousine Is Proper Gangnam Style

The stretched G90 adds 290 mm (11.4 in) between the axles for presidential levels of rear seat luxury and comfort.