Audi recently launched the laest version of its fire-breathing RS Q3. The sporty SUV impresses from the off with its 5-cylinder rally DNA dating back to the Sport Quattro. ABT Sportsline is now offering even more performance thanks to an increase in output to 440 PS (324 kW). Customers can also choose between several attractive alloy wheels in 20 and 21 inches.
Five-cylinder turbo and all-wheel drive are enough to remind Audi fans of the golden age of the Sport Quattro. This concept, originally for rally sport, permeates many of the brand’s sports models, right up to the present day. The results are a unique character and incredible performance. The best example is the new Audi RS Q3, whose standard specification boasts an impressive 400 PS (294 kW) and 480 Nm. However, ABT Sportsline has boosted the hp of the engine towards Group B level. Thanks to the specially adapted and tested high-tech ABT Engine Control unit (AEC), the RS Q3 now delivers a hefty 440 PS (324 kW). The maximum torque of the 5-cylinder petrol engine increases to 520 Nm. Driving performance increases too: The maximum speed is now 285 km/h and it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds. The ABT Sportsline start-stop switch cap awakens this high-performance beast in true style.
The world’s largest tuner of vehicles from the Audi and VW Group also offers four attractive wheel designs for the new Audi RS Q3. ABT DR, ER-C, FR and GR are available in a sturdy 20-inch size. The ABT DR is also optionally available in 21-inch. ABT Sportsline chose the extremely dynamic FR for the photographed vehicle. This model is a particularly appealing interpretation of the classic five-spoke design, whose high-strength aluminium alloy enables wide spacing of the spokes, showing off the brake calipers. In addition, the weight of the wheels is slightly reduced, which, together with the excellent balance, increases driving pleasure. The diamond-machined outlines and mystic black finish also provide an interesting colour contrast.