Audi RS Q3 Sportback and RS Q3 as Nice Compact SUVs

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Currently, Audi RS Q3 Sportback and RS Q3 come as compact SUVs, have 2.5-L, 5-cyl engines and generates 400 horsepower. The Audi Q3 SUV features trimming and excellent engine performance, high and starts at 34k euros. But you can get over 50k euros. The Audi Q3 Sportback is priced a little pricier, with an additional around 2,5k euros, but it’s still in the kind of 17″ alloy wheels and the sport suspensions. Last, the RS version is priced approx twice as the initial selling price.

The Audi RS Q3 (Sportback) single-frame grille design includes an attractive black honeycomb grille. You can decide on the Black / Shadow bundle, where there are tiles on the radiator grille in addition to not a silver plate, an impressive black Audi ring.


The headlamps are narrow and inward. Currently, Audi presents three variants. In the next stage, Audi adds turn cascading signals at the rear and front side.  The shoulder line design connects the taillights and headlamps on the side profile. The standard is the leather crossover around the wheels arches, which are also accessible painted.

Rim sizes are offered from 17″ to 20″, that’s the standard size for RS Q3 Sportback and the Audi RS Q3. But the RS version also provides a choice of 21″, if you’re interested.
In the exterior bundle, many parts look more sporty, such as the bumper, S lineup, diffuser, and trim sill. The RS version has a more aggressive design. Lower attachments are in contrasting colors also available.

Audi RS Q3 Sportback Suspensions

The Audi Q3 Sportback includes a sport suspension that may be changed without charges for the chassis, or even with additional costs for suspension. However, the RS model also receives a sportier suspension. Not only that, because we suggest that you can change to adaptive DCC suspension with an impressive length of 4.50 m. The Audi Q3 Sportback is nearly 20 mm longer compared to Q3, which exists in spoilers.

The lower roofline in the Audi Q3 Sportback is about 3 cm. The optional performance muffler carries a black round bezel design and not a silver bezel with interior parts that aren’t entirely the same.

The interior layout reflects the form of the single-frame model radiator grille. The middle screen is tilt 10 degrees to the driver. Beginning with 8.8″ concerning infotainment on the right side along with a 10.1″ display is available (normal for RS Q3) optionally. The instrument on the left side no longer has an analog model. Digital tools arrive in series in 10.25″ as Digital Cockpit. Optionally you will find more functions with navigation, which means then Virtual Cockpit, farther proactively a 12.3″ digital instrument is Virtual Cockpit also.

Equipped With Sport Seats

Audi RS Q3 Sportback and Audi RS Q3 have sports seats in a mixture of synthetic leather, Alcantara in rear seats, and leather. Alcantara is readily available for door armrests and Aramturen boards. Because you’re rewarded in the development stage with a chip generation, which becomes infotainment, such as in the premium class with an intuitive menu interface, you may feel unusual.

On the connectivity side, you can acquire several essential features such as an inductive charger, two USB ports on the front side (one of them USB-C), and wireless smartphone mirroring such as Android Auto and also Apple CarPlay. Another exciting addition is a panoramic glass roof, 2-zone AC, and steering wheel warmers.

Interestingly, there is a new RS button appear on the steering wheel, which functions to take two RS drive modes that you configured on the infotainment display before. It then chooses its needs for stability control, chassis, steering, etc..


For the convenience of passengers, the rear seat of the Audi RS Q3 Sportback could be moved forward or backward up to 13 cm and 15 cm in the Audi RS Q3 SUV. Therefore, it can give you a much more functional trunk space or more legroom. You can still sit jointly with four adults in Q3 Sportback. Tall men and women seem to need to straighten the body entirely because of less headroom.

The cargo compartment varies in the Audi Q3 Sportback from 530 liters into 1,400 liters with folded seats (1525 liters in Q3). If you remove the plastic divider from both sides of pockets, you can store the load compartment cover under the loading floor.

For a reference, we quote from our expertise with the Audi Q3 SUV in the standard version. With the chassis, you may select between standard, sport suspension (no additional cost), and elastic suspension. If you required to maintain the first price, don’t do this because you can be comfortable according to your requirements. If you have more money, we recommend an adaptive suspension.

The Driving Modes

If you choose the dynamic mode, the damper is more massive, so less scrolling when cornering quickly. It same as Audi Q3 SUV. However, comfort mode, silencers are better. Sport suspension was the standard for the Q3 Sportback, and you have to like it, we have analyzed this together with wheels, which look sporty and fun on roads, but considerably reduce driving relaxation. It does not fit into excellent driving behavior and turns into somewhat rough. With flexible damping and 19″ wheels, on the flip side, we experienced a driving behavior, which managed to bring a lot of pleasure and sporty.

Outstanding solid insulation from the brand new Audi Q3, we’ve not experienced quiet interiors in the compact SUV segment before. Along with progressive steering (the “Progressive” steering system is standard in Q3 Sportback), and a balanced driving sense generates a benchmark in the class. On the RS model, the steering feels even more innovative.


Max power is 230 hp, acceleration is 6.3s from 0 to 100 km per hour. It pulls strongly in the low-speed range in S-shift mode. The engine is also quiet and straightforward. You almost can’t hear it when traveling at low speed. Fuel consumption does not want to go down despite cruise control on the highway, 9 l / 100 km. 2.0 TDI, however, may also be 6 / 100 km, which is more appealing for regular travelers. The manual gearbox is excellent, and the gear lever is simple to operate. S-Tronic offers an additional advantage, especially in traffic jams.

The RS model comes with the famed 5-cylinder out of Audi RS3, which has its sound. In combination with weights that are low and compact dimensions, we could anticipate very agile handling. In the help system, Adaptive Cruise Control has track departure warning and a storage method. If the S-Tronic auto system is on board, the cruise control program covers a speed from 0 to 200 km per hour and manual transmission beginning at 30 km/h.

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