A big surprise came today from Audi… ladies and gentlemen this is the Audi RS Q3 Concept! That’s right, Audi revealed the concept form of its upcoming sporty crossover and announced that it will bring the vehicle at the Auto China 2012 in Beijing. The new RS Q3 Concept is powered by the 2.5-liter TFSI engine, found also on the TT RS Plus, and capable to deliver 360 hp.
The small engine can push the concept from 0 to 62 mph (200 km/h) in 5.2 seconds and to a top speed of 265 km/h (164.66 mph). The engine is mated to a seven-speed S tronic gearbox and the power is delivered to the wheels via the permanent all-wheel drive and with some help from the 20-inch wheel with high-gloss surfaces and sandblasted sides.
Regarding the design, the car features a new front grille with special honeycombs that are slightly offset to one another deeper inside, creating a distinct three-dimensional effect. The new headlights are slightly tinted and inside they feature some chrome parts, which are dark or covered by panels of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP).
Moreover, the vehicle also features a new front bumper made of CFRP. Furthermore, we find door mirror housings consist of black CFRP, while matt aluminum trim frames the side windows. The rear end features a new front bumper with a stylish air diffuser in order to underline the sporty theme. The exterior design is completed by the Ordos Blue color – a matt blue with a slight yellow tint. The interior features Fine Nappa leather and Dark blue Alcantara in order to bring some colour.