Exterior design

  • Compact power packs: SUV and SUV Coupé from Audi Sport GmbH with RS-specific exterior design
  • RS Q3: 4,506 millimeters (14.8 ft) long, 1,851 millimeters (6.1 ft) wide, 1,602 millimeters (5.3 ft) high
  • RS Q3 Sportback: 4,507 millimeters (14.8 ft) long, 1,851 millimeters (6.1 ft) wide, 1,557 millimeters (5.1 ft) high
  • Wide wheelbase: Wheel arches flared by 10 millimeters (0.4 in)
  • Gloss black octagon Singleframe with three-dimensional honeycomb structure is positioned lower as compared to the Audi Q3
  • 20-inch and 21-inch alloy wheels
  • RS-specific roof edge spoiler and bumpers with rear diffuser
  • RS exhaust system with oval tailpipes on both sides
  • LED headlights as standard, optional RS-specific matrix LED headlights with smoked lens covers

Engine and drivetrain

  • Legendary five-cylinder power: 2.5 TFSI engine with 294 kW (400 PS) and 480 Nm (354.0 lb-ft)
  • 1-2-4-5-3 – special firing sequence for a unique engine sound
  • Modern classic: Has been voted “International Engine of the Year” nine times in a row since 2010
  • Draws 17 percent more power from an unchanged displacement of 2,480 cc
  • Zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.5 seconds
  • Top speed of 280 km/h (174.0 mph) (optional)
  • Seven-speed S tronic with short shift times
  • quattro permanent all-wheel drive


  • McPherson front axle and rear axle as a four-link structure
  • Driving characteristics can be adjusted via the dynamic handling system Audi drive select
  • New “RS1” and “RS2” drive modes can be customized and saved via the MMI touch display, allowing quick access via “RS MODE” steering wheel button
  • 10 millimeters (0.4 in) lower thanks to RS-specific sport suspension
  • Option: RS sport suspension plus with Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC)
  • Precise and direct: Progressive steering with RS-specific tuning
  • Stable: Newly developed RS ceramic brake system with colored calipers and large ceramic brake disks measuring 380 mm (15.0 in) at the front and steel disks with a diameter of 310 mm (12.2 in) at the rear


  • Rigid and safe: High-tech steels in the body form the backbone of the passenger cell
  • Sophisticated soundproofing and aeroacoustics
  • Coefficient of drag: 0.35 (Sportback: 0.37)
  • Unladen weight: 1,715 kilograms (3,780.9 lb) (Sportback: 1,700 kilograms (3,747.9 lb))

Interior, colors and materials

  • Markedly horizontal body line and clear orientation toward the driver
  • RS-specific elements for greater sportiness while satisfying the highest demands in terms of comfort
  • Flattened at the bottom: RS sport leather steering wheel with newly designed shift paddles
  • Sport seats with RS embossing, RS sport seats with an RS-specific honeycomb pattern and integrated head restraints as an option
  • Color accents: RS design package in red or blue
  • Contour/ambient lighting package for targeted light effects in the dark; adjustable in 30 colors
  • Luggage compartment with 530 to 1,525 liters (18.7–53.9 cu ft) (Sportback: 1,400 liters (49.4 cu ft) load capacity

Controls, infotainment and driver assist systems

All terms marked in the text are explained in detail in the technology lexicon at www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/technology-lexicon.

The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.