THE NEW 367PS AUDI RS Q3 PERFORMANCE

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THE NEW 367PS AUDI RS Q3 PERFORMANCE

Post by Rob » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:37 pm

The ranks of the new Audi ‘RS performance’ range offering RS enthusiasts even more power and pace have swelled again this week with the arrival of the new RS Q3 performance. Joining RS 6 and RS 7 performance variants in the new wave of models positioned above ‘standard’ RS equivalents, the RS Q3 performance uses an increased 367PS output to deliver even more exceptional acceleration on the ascent to an elevated 167mph top speed, and features equipment enhancements which also distance it visually from its namesake.

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Five-cylinder fury in the new RS Q3 performance is guaranteed by a revised version of the 2.5-litre TFSI unit which an international panel of automotive journalists has named the “International Engine of the Year” in its category six years in a row. Here, the cooling capacity of the main radiator has been increased and the fuel pump has been modified to liberate 27PS more power. Peak torque of 465 Nm (343.0 lb‑ft) is available between 1,625 and 5,550 rpm, helping the top-ranking compact SUV to break through the 62mph barrier from rest in just 4.4 seconds (RS Q3 4.8) and to reach a top speed of 167mph (RS Q3 electronically limited to 155mph), yet the result of the combined consumption test is a creditable 32.8mpg, which corresponds to 203 grams CO2 per km.

The seven-speed S tronic transmission with tight ratios that complement the engine’s performance characteristics can take care of extremely rapid shifts itself or leave the driver to change gears manually using the shift paddles on the standard RS multifunction steering wheel. When the Audi drive select dynamic handling system – a standard feature – is in its dynamic mode each gear change is accompanied by double-declutching.

The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system smoothly delivers the engine’s power to the road via a hydraulically actuated, electronically controlled multi-plate clutch. Power is distributed automatically between the front and rear axles as needed, and even selectively to each wheel thanks to the networked Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC), which features a further enhanced sport mode affording even greater adjustability.


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Re: THE NEW 367PS AUDI RS Q3 PERFORMANCE

Post by Britanica » Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:50 am

This is kind of cute! It is like a compact version almost. Like more of a car and less of a hybrid. Not my cup of tea to say the least but appearance wise it looks nice. I just prefer a bigger car.


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