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New Audi RS Q3 debuts at Geneva Motor Show

Order Books open this summer for Audi RS Q3

The new Audi RS Q3 will debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show. The Audi RS family is growing this new RS Q3 is the fourth model to join the range.

The exterior of the new Audi RS Q3 has RS-specific body detailing, including a high-gloss black honeycomb front grille and RS bumpers, the front treatment including a Quattro emblem in the air intake and the rear a distinctive diffuser and large elliptical tailpipes. A roof spoiler, roof rails in matt aluminium and special door sill plates and door trim strips complete the look. There is a choice of eight colours with an exclusive body colour of Sepang Blue Pearl effect. It is powered by a 2.5 litre five cylinder TFSI engine which is capable of 0-62mph in just 5.5 seconds and can go on to a top speed of 155mph. For the first time, the already highly efficient five-cylinder engine is also complemented by a standard start-stop system which, along with a regulated oil pump that only supplies lubricant when needed, contributes to fuel economy that sets a new precedent for an RS model, up to 32.1mpg is possible according to the combined cycle test, equating to CO2 output of 206 g/km.

The interior of the car is all ‘RS’ , the MMI and driver information system welcomes the driver with the RS logo an drivers can call up the boost pressure, oil temperature and a lap timer via the RS menu in the driver information system. The dashboard has grey gauges with white scales and red needles and the steering wheel has contrasting stitching in rock grey trims. The luxury continues with black headlining as standard with a lunar silver headlining available as an option. The pedals and foot support are finished in bright aluminium, the standard inlays are piano black but there are alternatives in aluminum race or carbon. The boot is a respectful 356 litres which when the split rear seats are down increases to 1261 litres and there is a reversible load liner available as standard for protection. On board entertainment

The Audi RS Q3 boasts quite some in the infotainment area, a modular component system offers a wide range of options; at the top there is the hard-drive based navigation system, MMI Navigation plus. A BOSE surround sound system driving 14 loudspeakers can also be added, bringing up to 465 watts of output power, while Audi connect brings the Internet to the car and highly advanced driver assistance systems can also be incorporated.

Prices for the new Audi RS Q3 have yet to be released but order books will be open in the summer with deliveries later in the year.