The lower-profile Sportback has a coupé-like body and is 45 millimeters longer than the taller model. The upward-sloping roof of the RS Q3 increases its height by 10 mm.
The new Q3 Sportback features an exclusive roof spoiler with an RS-specific lip. Its exterior is also wider than its sister model. Both the SUVs come with a standard dual-branch exhaust system.
The new 2.5 TFSI produces 17 percent more power and can be matched to a standard or high-performance model. It has a standard five-speed automatic transmission.
The standard progressive steering sends a close connection with the road when traveling over a bend. The new RS Q3 and Q3 Sportback are equipped with the same standard equipment.
The standard RS-tuned progressive steering conveys close contact with the road on a bend. As an option, the new RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback are available with the RS sport suspension plus Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC).
The instrument panel architecture Audi virtual cockpit in the RS design harmonizes with the operating concept.
The standard Audi virtual cockpit plus has a larger display with a shift light display. The driver can adjust the engine speed and adjust the car’s settings.
RS Sport seat plus in fine Napa leather with honeycomb stitching express the athletic character of the RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback.
Their contrasting stitching comes standard in gloss black, and optionally in red or blue. Entry lighting with Audi Sport projection in the doors welcomes the driver and front passenger.
The standard leather steering wheel with shift paddles comes with a pair of buttons that allow the driver to select the two optional RS modes, drive select dynamic handling, and active cruise control.
The standard leather steering wheel has two buttons that allow the user to select the optional RS modes.
The standard RS sports leather steering wheel comes with new shift paddles and multifunction buttons.
Eight paint colours are available for the new RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback, including the RS-specific colors Kyalami green and Nardoo grey.
Customized paint finishes are exclusively available from Audi.
In combination with the standard black styling package, the Audi logos and rings are black on the front and rear windows.
Local pricing and availability:
Audi RS Q3 TFSI Quattro R1,094,000
Audi RS Q3 Sportback TFSI Quattro R1,128,000.