Audi will present RS Q3 concept at the Beijing Auto Show. Powering the concept is the 2.5 TFSI that combines two classic Audi technologies – gasoline direct injection and turbocharging. From 2,480 cc of engine displacement, it generates 360hp of power. 0-100 in 5.2 seconds and it has a top speed of 265 kph.
A seven-speed S tronic transfers power from the engine to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive. Thepower is transmitted almost exclusively to the front wheels. When slip is detected there, the quattro can redistribute forces to the rear axle via a hydraulic multi-plate clutch with electronic control – instantaneously and variably.
The single-frame radiator grille is trimmed with brushed and polished aluminium. A distinct 3D effect is brought about by offsetting the honeycombs to one another. A silver quattro signature takes its rightful place in the lower part of the grille.
The headlights are slightly tinted; inside them, some chrome parts are dark or covered by panels of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP). The bumper has been redesigned with powerful edges around the outer air intakes. The front spoiler is also made of CFRP. Its lower section is matt black. The entire lower section of the bumper is coated with blue clearcoat paint.
The roof spoiler runs a long way towards the rear; its middle section has been slightly shortened compared to its outer sections. It is painted in the body color Ordos Blue – a matt blue with a slight yellow tint. At the rear, the lower bumper section has a sporty and angular style. The diffuser insert, which integrates the two large elliptical tailpipes in typical RS look, has been shifted far upward. Again here, Audi designers chose a combination of blue clearcoat and black CFRP. The rear lights and auxiliary lights in the bumper are tinted in anthracite and are made of clear glass.
The alloy wheels of the Audi RS Q3 have high gloss front surfaces while the sides are sandblasted.
The blue black theme continues inside with black Fine Nappa upholstery in contrast with Dark blue Alcantara. In the tachometer, Chinese characters replace the usual Arabic numerals. RS Q3 badges adorn the instrument cluster, the seatbacks, door sill plates and floor mats.