New Audi RS Q3 Performance to Debut at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Published Date: 9th Feb 2016

The new 367PS Audi RS Q3 Performance will make its world debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Brand New model with 367PS and 465Nm tops the range above the 340PS RS Q3. The New revised variant of award-winning five-cylinder engine can achieve 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds and has a 167mph top speed. The New Q3 RS Performance is expected to open for UK order later this month priced from £49,175 RRP.


This new RS Q3 performance has a new revised version of the 2.5-litre TFSI unit which an international panel of well-established journalists has named the “International Engine of the Year” in its category six years in a row. The Audi Q3 RS Performance achieves torque of 465 Nm and can  get to 62mph in just 4.4 seconds (The Standard RS Q3 takes 4.8 seconds) and it goes all the way to 167mph (The Previous RS Q3 is limited to 155mph), and gets 32.8mpg, with 203 grams of CO2 per km.

The Audi new RS Q3 Performance comes complete with a seven-speed S tronic gearbox with short ratios. The S-Tronic transmission shifts by itself or you can change gears manually using the flappy paddles on the RS multifunction steering wheel.

The all-wheel drive Audi Quattro system transfers the engine’s power to the road by a hydraulically actuated, electronically controlled multi-plate clutch unit. 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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RS-specific Exterior

The exterior design with its typical RS design details underscores the distinctive appearance of the Audi high-performance models. These include the purposefully styled bumpers with large air inlets up front, the heavily profiled diffuser insert at the rear and the gloss black honeycomb grilles.

The exterior of the RS Q3 performance is also noticeable from the ‘standard’ RS Q3 through additional matt titanium-look detailing applied to the frame of the air inlet duct, the Singleframe 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. To maximise the differentiation, the new paint finish Ascari blue metallic is also exclusively available as an option for the RS Q3 performance.

You also get RS-specific 20-inch ‘performance exclusive’ alloy wheels with a matt titanium finish which complements the exterior detailing, and red calipers bearing the RS logo within them. These are also available in black at no extra cost.


Equipment levels befit the RS badge, and externally include all-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and tail lights, privacy glass, powered tailgate operation and the Audi advanced key system affording keyless entry and starting. Inside, features such as front seat heating, the Audi Music Interface channeled through the 180-watt Audi Sound System, satellite navigation and front and rear parking sensors ensure that the performance is delivered as comfortably and conveniently as Audi drivers have come to expect.