2014 Audi RS Q3 Set for 2013 Geneva Auto Show

2013 Geneva Auto Show


  • 2014 Audi RS Q3 Picture

    2014 Audi RS Q3 Picture

    The 2014 Audi RS Q3 is bound for the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. | February 20, 2013

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2013 Geneva Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The 2014 Audi RS Q3, the first RS Q model, will make its formal debut at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show.
  • The RS Q will go on sale in Germany in the fall at the U.S. equivalent of $72,994.
  • Audi of America told Edmunds, "We haven't announced this for the U.S."

GENEVA — The 2014 Audi RS Q3, the first RS Q model, will make its formal debut at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show.

The RS Q, which targets the Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG, will go on sale in Germany in the fall at the U.S. equivalent of $72,994.

Audi of America told Edmunds, "We haven't announced this for the U.S."

The Audi RS Q3 gets a distinctive look, courtesy of a high-gloss black honeycomb front grille and new bumpers. Other details include a roof spoiler, roof rails in matte aluminum and large elliptical tailpipes. The flagship Q3 also gets an exclusive body color — Sepang Blue pearl effect.

The cabin is outfitted with an instrument cluster with gray gauges and red needles and a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with a flat bottom. A lap timer is included in the driver information system. A 14-speaker Bose audio system is optional.

Power comes from a 306-horsepower turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine linked to a seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch transmission. The RS Q3 sprints from zero to 62 mph in 5.5 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.

The engine is complemented by a standard stop-start system designed to conserve fuel.

Edmunds says: The U.S. misses out on the compelling RS Q3 for now.

Comments

  • samster231 samster231 Posts:

    Less compelling at $73k. How many do you think Audi could sell in North America?

  • plrider4578 plrider4578 Posts:

    Audi can target the GLA45 AMG all they want with this car. There is no comparison, and certainly no competition. This RSQ is a 73K VW R with increased HP, but not much more performance? No thanks.

  • sturgl sturgl Posts:

    "Compelling"? This car is so stupid it's like it was designed from the ground-up for the U.S. market! There's no doubt in my mind that Audi will eventually sell this thing here.

  • rgmuske rgmuske Posts:

    Will this be available in a TURBO DIESEL< and wy is it MORE expensvie than a Q5??? They should be competetive with a BMW X1!! WIl there be any DEALS on this great car???? is there a BROCHURE out there to see? THANK YOU!

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