Audi Q3 came in 2011 as an all-new model. Just like other models from this brand, this compact luxury crossover also has it RS variant. It was released in 2013, when we saw a powerful version of this excellent crossover, powered by mighty 2.5 liter five-cylinder TFSI engine. After few year of production, it will come to the North America finally. However, that’s not the biggest news. As you probably know this crossover is in a process of mid-cycle refresh, and 2016 Audi RS Q3 will follow those changes too. New model will come with several changes both inside and outside the car, while powertrain will remain unchanged.
2016 Audi RS Q3 details and changes
Based on the standard model, 2016 RS Q3 will feature several novelties. It will also come with several unique features. This model rides on the Volkswagen Group A5 platform, and changes in the mechanical aspect of the car are not expected. The biggest changes will be in the visual part of the car. The 2016 RS Q3 will come with few exterior revisions, mainly at the front end. On a new model, we will see new LED daytime running headlights, which will feature new graphics. We also expect to see slightly revisited bumper, which will feature slightly reshaped air intakes. New model will come with new 19-inch wheels, while it is also rumored that we will see a new exhaust configuration at the back of the crossover. When it is about interior, 2016 Audi RS Q3 will feature some novelties too. It is expected that new model will get the same instrument cluster that can be found on new TT model.
2016 Audi RS Q3 engine
When it is about engines, we expect no changes. The 2016 Audi RS Q3 will come with the same 2.5 liter five-cylinder TFSI engine, which has maximum output of 310 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. This model will continue to use excellent 7-speed S Tronic transmission. This amount of power will be good enough for a 0-60 sprint in around five seconds.
2016 Audi RS Q3 release date
The exact date of 2016 Audi RS Q3 launch is still unknown, but it we expect to see it late this year. This model will finally be offered for the North American market. The U.S. model is expected to come in early 2016.