Audi Unveils RS Q3 Concept

2012 Beijing Auto Show


  • Audi RS Q3 Concept Picture

    Audi RS Q3 Concept Picture

    Audi will present the 360-horsepower RS Q3 concept crossover at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. | April 17, 2012

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Just the Facts:
  • Audi will present the 360-horsepower RS Q3 concept crossover at the upcoming Beijing auto show.
  • The RS Q3 features a turbocharged direct-injection five-cylinder gasoline engine.
  • Zero-to-60 acceleration takes less than 5.2 seconds.

INGOLSTADT, Germany — Audi will present the 360-horsepower RS Q3 concept crossover at the upcoming 2012 Beijing Auto Show.

The RS Q3 is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter direct-injection five-cylinder gasoline engine driving all four wheels through a seven-speed S tronic gearbox. Audi claims 0-60 acceleration takes less than 5.2 seconds. The RS Q3 can reach a top speed of 165 mph.

The RS Q3 has been lowered 1.0 inch from the production Q3 and rides on 20-inch high-gloss alloy rims fitted with 255/30R20 tires.

The concept features a blue paint scheme with brushed and polished aluminum trim and carbon-fiber accents. Highlights include a front spoiler and rear diffuser rendered in matte-black carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic, a matte-blue roof spoiler and windows framed in matte aluminum.

The mostly black cockpit is trimmed in napa leather and Alcantara, with blue accents. As a unique touch for the local market, Chinese characters replace Arabic numerals on the tachometer.

Edmunds.com says: Redefining the pocket rocket.

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