The German brand may have had some small problems with its 100% electric e-tron model, whose production had to be suspended for a few days due to a shortage of batteries, but Audi still has something to keep smiling about thanks to its brand new RS Q3 Sportback, the first of its name.
A premium SUV that inherits the new Audi Sport stylistic language.
At the front, the LED headlights with sharp lines, the shiny black Singleframe grille and the RS shield form a powerful ensemble.
In profile, its sporty character is reinforced by a high shoulder line and marked wheel arches that can accommodate 21-inch rims, as an option.
The plunging roofline lowers the visual center of gravity of the body. At the rear, the lowered bezel completes the whole, accentuating the impression of power, while the RS shield has an air diffuser and horizontal blades in shiny black or gray aluminum style.
The 5-cylinder 2.5 TFSI engine increased to 400 hp, allows the new Audi RS Q3 to take on 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 sec.
As an option, the RS steel braking system has red brake calipers.
Sporty on the outside, the Audi RS Q3 Sportback is also on the inside thanks to equipment typical of the RS range: multifunction Sport RS leather steering wheel with flat surface, standard anthracite racing aluminum inserts and a black lacquered dash or in optional carbon.
And if that's not enough, optional RS Sport seats in fine nappa leather with gray, red or blue honeycomb stitching with integrated headrests are available. Also available as an option, the Design RS package embellishes the interior with red or blue accents. For a very distinctive effect, when you open the doors, the Audi Sport logo is projected onto the ground.
Available in RS style, the Audi virtual cockpit plus, a digital dashboard, provides you with essential information via a fully digital 12.3-inch HD screen. Flexible to your liking, you can choose between several display modes to take the pulse of your Audi RS Q3 Sportback at a glance: Classic, Dynamic, Sport, or RS Sport.
In addition, the MMI navigation plus with MMI Touch, which incorporates a 10.1-inch high-resolution touch screen, allows you to control all the functions of your SUV at your fingertips.
Starting price is announced at 65,000 euros in Germany.