Audi RS Q3 Concept shows up with 360-hp

Audi’s RS badging is usually reserved for the most high-performance variants of its model lineup – i.e. Audi RS5, Audi RS4, Audi TT RS. At the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, Audi will bring the RS badging to the new Q3 crossover.

Besides the visual changes and the sexy matt-blue paint, the Audi RS Q3 Concept features the same 2.5 liter TFSI in the TT RS, making 360-hp. Mated to a 7-speed S tronic transmission, the Audi RS Q3 Concept runs from 0 to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 164 mph.

Audi hasn’t confirmed any plans for production.

The Audi Q3 itself will be coming to the United States next year.

– By: Omar Rana