The 2017 Audi RS Q3 has always had a tryst with performance,
especially after its devilishly fast R8 series made fast car
enthusiasts turn around and notice. And since then, Audi has
made quite a name for them by infusing regular consumer cars
with a dose of adrenaline. It is something that few buyers with
a bit more cash want, something that they have essentially
tapped into, something that this Audi RS Q3 2017 grunts with
every dab of the pedal.
2017 Audi RS Q3 – External Body Parts and Inner
This is not a mere SUV and although it is based on Audi’s Q3
range, there’s much more to it in small but distinct details on
the outside. To start with, the front grille is jet black with
a honeycomb mesh. Other than sporting the same scowl with matte
corners leading to the front lamps, one of the most obvious
changes are the air intakes with metal finish placed on the
front fascia corners.
An intentionally brutish rear exhaust with a muscularly curved
rear diffuser adds more character to this car’s rear-end.
Overall, the stance looks more sporty thanks to its lower front
suspensions and a massive 20” alloy wheels. Although there
aren’t many changes to separate this car from the outside, it
demands a second look.
The 2017 Audi RS Q3 is the rich family man who wants a bit more
from everything. Those who want to stay in shape yet be the
functional centre of his family, who wants a bit more from his
car. The interiors are well up to the mark for such a man for
they have just that bit more in them.
Interior specs, luxury, infotainment and safety – are as per
the Audi Q3 black edition the only changes
being in upholstery. Noteworthy features among others include:
- Nappa leather upholstery.
- Red and Blue Integrated dashboard with added controls and
- RS-specific lap-time recorder on the dashboard.
- Deluxe dual-zone climate control.
- Audi Parking System Plus and Blind-spot Monitoring.
2017 Audi RS Q3 – Powerful Engine and Performance
It is always better to save the best for the last; the reason
why anyone would pay up for this 2017 Audi RS Q3 is under its
hood and mated to its tires. A 2.5-liter 5 cylinder TFSI engine
with a 7 Speed S-Tronic automatic shift is a beast of an engine
with more power than anyone can imagine.
Complimented with Audi’s famed AWD Quattro technology, this
small SUV has the capability to burn the tarmac and clear the
mud of the top if and when required. With 3 modes of driving,
pressing the throttle gives an immediate fearsome response
thanks to a low-range max torque output – an estimated 343
lb-ft torque from 2000 rpm. Powering all the way up to 7000 rpm
with a max power output around 370 hp, this car will keep on
going if given the track. Stopping power is massive too thanks
to 8-piston brake callipers.
In short, this 2017 Audi RS Q3 is something worth every single
penny for that dab of the throttle when the world blurs around
it. It’s simply fast.
2017 Audi RS Q3 – Expected MSRP and Availability
A 2017 Audi RS Q3 which can go from nought to a 60 mph in 4.4
seconds with a capped in the top speed of 165 mph – this
is why it’s special. And although the sticker price of $84,000+
will back many off, Audi guarantees a second look and a
mind-check from those who have to back off but don’t want.