The Audi RS Q3 Performance is on display at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. The vast Audi stand has a lot to see this year. The Audi RS Q3 Performance is an improvement upon the standard Audi RS Q3, in line with other Audi Performance models. We took a closer look.
The new top of the range Audi Q3 gets 367 PS, an improvement of 27 PS over the non-Performance model, and 465 Nm of torque. It is enough for a 0 to 100 km/h time of 4.4 seconds with a 269 km/h top speed. To achieve the power increase, Audi engineers have increased cooling in the main radiator and modified the fuel pump. Economy is 32.8mpg, which corresponds to 203 grams CO2 per km.
The engine is coupled to a revised seven-speed S ironic transmission with shift paddles mounted to an RS multifunction steering wheel. The RS Q3 Performance also gets Audi drive select dynamic handling system as standard which, in dynamic mode, features double-declutching. The new quattro permanent all wheel drive system also makes its debut.
In terms of style, the RS Q3 Performance benefits from a new front bumper with large air inlets, a rear diffuser insert and a gloss black honeycomb grille. The RS Q3 Performance also gets matt titanium-look detailing for the frame of the air inlet duct, the grille, the lateral flaps in the air inlets, the trim strips at the side windows, the exterior mirror housings, the roof rails, the upper edge of the diffuser and the fins of the roof edge spoiler. A new paint finish, Ascari blue metallic, is also exclusively to the RS Q3 performance.