Are you one of the many upset Audi fans that is being deprived of the Audi A1 and the Audi Q3 in the United States? Well, here is something to get you even more upset. According to reports, Audi is working on a high-performance RS version of the Q3 that will be powered by a 2.5L 5-cylinder turbo engine from the TT RS.
Yeah, we’re pretty upset to. But don’t worry – the engine won’t be pumping out 503-hp like the TT RS. Instead, it will be detuned to produce 300-hp.
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Going hand-in-hand with the power, Audi will also offer better looks, a stiffer suspension and a sportier interior cockpit.
Source say that the Audi Q3 RS should debut sometime in fall of 2012.
Refresher: The 2012 Audi Q3 will go on sale in Germany later year with three different 4-cylinder engines including one TDI diesel and two TFSI gasoline units. All three engines using direct-injection with turbocharging along with an energy recovery system and a start-stop system. Output for the engines range from 140-hp from the Q3 2.0 TDI to 211-hp for the top-of-the-line Q3 2.0 TFSI. While the diesel will come coupled with a front-wheel-drive system and a 6-speed manual, the two TFSI variants will get quattro all-wheel-drive and a 7-speed S tronic automatic transmission. No plans have been announced to bring the Audi Q3 to the United States.
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– By: Omar Rana