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Product Overview

Audi RS Q3 (Typ 8U) is the high-performance variant of the Q3 subcompact crossover in production from 2013 to 2018. It was available with three tunes of a turbocharged inline-5 engine that displaced 2.5 liters. DCT and AWD come as standard.
Evidently, the RS Q3 is meant to stay on well-maintained, paved road. It has a decent towing capacity, though Audi expects that buyers of this vehicle enjoy driving but likes the "jacked-up hatchback" look.
The interesting point is the inline-5 (I5) engine, which has a unique exhaust characteristic and good power response that many owners love.
Drivers who appreciate handling should keep in mind that the Audi RS Q3 uses MacPherson front suspension, which doesn't provide the best cornering performance.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 59% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Interesting I5 engine
  • Imposing styling for its size
Cons
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

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Specifications

310 PS340 PSperformance

Capacity

Cargo Capacity356 L / 12.6 cu-ft ~ 1261 L / 44.5 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity10.0 L / 10.6 qt
Engine Oil Capacity6.5 L / 6.9 qt6.8 L / 7.2 qt6.8 L / 7.2 qt
Fuel Capacity64.0 L / 16.9 gal
Passengers5
Payload560 kg / 1235 lbs635 kg / 1400 lbs560 kg / 1235 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
Brakes | RearVentilated discsDiscVentilated discs
Power SteeringElectric Steering
Suspension | FrontMacPherson strut
Suspension | RearMulti-link
Tire Size255/40 R19235/50 R 18255/35 R20
Turning Circle11.8 m / 38.7 ft

Construction

Body Style5-door SUV

Dimensions

Size | Height1580 mm / 62.2 in1598 mm / 62.9 in1580 mm / 62.2 in
Size | Length4410 mm / 173.6 in4411 mm / 173.7 in4411 mm / 173.7 in
Size | Width1841 mm / 72.5 in | 2019 mm / 79.5 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front1571.0 mm / 61.9 in
Track Width | Rear1577.0 mm / 62.1 in
Weight1655.0 kg / 3648.7 lbs1580.0 kg / 3483.3 lbs1655.0 kg / 3648.7 lbs
Wheel Size8.5J x 198.0J x 188.5J x 20
Wheelbase2603 mm / 102.5 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h5.2 sec4.8 sec4.4 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph4.9 sec4.6 sec4.2 sec
CO2 Emission206 g/km198 g/km203 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag0.34
Fuel Economy8.8 L/100km / 26.7 MPG (combined) | 12.2 L/100km / 19.3 MPG (urban) | 6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (highway)8.4 L/100km / 28.0 MPG (combined) | 11.6 L/100km / 20.3 MPG (urban) | 6.6 L/100km / 35.6 MPG (highway)8.6 L/100km / 27.4 MPG (combined) | 11.8 L/100km / 19.9 MPG (urban) | 6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (highway)
Top Speed250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph270.0 km/h / 167.8 mph
Towing Capacity750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1900 kg / 4189 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1900 kg / 4189 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1900 kg / 4189 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1900 kg / 4189 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2000 kg / 4409 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 2000 kg / 4409 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 5Euro 6Euro 6
EngineCTSACZGACZGB
Engine | Bore82.5 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Compression Ratio10.0:1
Engine | Displacement2.5 L / 151.3 cu-in / 2480.0 cc
Engine | Power310.0 hp / 231.2 kW @ 5200-6700 rpm340.0 hp / 253.5 kW @ 5300-6700 rpm367.0 hp / 273.7 kW @ 5550-6800 rpm
Engine | Specific Output125.0 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-in137.1 hp/L / 2.2 hp/cu-in148.0 hp/L / 2.4 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke92.8 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Torque420 Nm / 309.8 lb-ft @ 1500-5200 rpm450 Nm / 331.9 lb-ft @ 1600-5300 rpm465 Nm / 343.0 lb-ft @ 1625-5550 rpm
Engine | TypeTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-5 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears7-speed
Transmission | TypeAutomatic S tronicAutomatic S tronicAutomatic S-tronic

Production

Availability2013 ~ 20142015 ~ 20162016 ~ 2018

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