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Audi Sport's five-cylinder performance coupe-SUV will be unveiled next month, with an expected 400bhp output
Mark Tisshaw
2 mins read
15 August 2019

Audi Sport is working its magic on the recently revealed Q3 Sportback - and the hot coupé-SUV will make its public debut at next month's Frankfurt motor show.  

The RS version of Audi's seventh SUV will join its less style-focused RS Q3 sibling at the event. Since the standard Sportback has already been revealed, the performance model has lost camouflage and can be clearly marked out as an RS model.

It's identifiable by its dual oval sports exhaust tips, Audi Sport logos on the brakes, and the air intake, grille and wheel styling. The RS Q3 Sportback is expected to use an all-new 2.5-litre five-cylinder petrol engine that produces up to 400bhp.

Such an output would give it the muscle to challenge the upcoming second-generation Mercedes-AMG GLA 45, which uses a smaller 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine but puts out 416bhp in top-spec S form. The Audi will likely counter this with more torque and many enthusiasts will welcome the retention of the distinctive five-cylinder layout. 

Expect a 0-62mph time of around four seconds and a 155mph governed top speed. As is traditional with RS products, we'll also see bespoke interior fixtures alongside mechanical upgrades such as a bespoke suspension set-up and the option of a sports differential. 

The RS Q3 Sportback will be produced in 2019 at Audi's plant in Győr, Hungary alongside the regular car. It is part of a growing line-up of style-led SUVs, spearheaded by the electric E-tron and range-topping Q8


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25 April 2016
Looks more like a copy of the BMW X4.


15 March 2017
...better than that. [quote=fadyady]Looks more like a copy of the BMW X4.[/quote]

3 December 2018
fadyady wrote:

Looks more like a copy of the BMW X4.

Infiniti FX35/QX70...the car that started it all off but no no lpnger exists


15 March 2017
...fix the quote function.

21 February 2019
TS7 wrote:

...fix the quote function.

geed didn't seem to have any trouble using it.


23 July 2019
simonali wrote:
TS7 wrote:

...fix the quote function.

geed didn't seem to have any trouble using it.

...they fixed it.

17 March 2017
Would prefer a TT allroad. Looks to similar to the bog standard Q range. It would need the grille from the q8 at least to give it some presence over the Q3.

28 November 2018

 Urus, looks a bit like it doesn’t it?

16 December 2018

What is it with these brands, Q4, X4  are they just copying each other...

On one corner we have

X1, X2, X3, X4, X, X6, X7, X8 ?

the other corner

Q1 ( coming soon) Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5, Q6 ( development), Q7, Q8


20 February 2019

Not only that, but why do they have to fill in every alphabetical void?

Everything looks too similar, its nearly as bad a Mercedes


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