RS Q3 Sportback

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Adding a sleeker look to the performance SUV segment, the RS Q3 Sportback has the style to go with the dynamic drama.

Need to know

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The RS Q3 Sportback is one of few cars on sale today to use a five-cylinder engine, which offers particular character and a unique engine sound.

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The RS Q3’s 2.5-litre turbocharged engine produces a generous 395bhp, allowing this SUV to sprint from 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds*.

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The driver-oriented interior of the RS Q3 Sportback is packed with creature comforts, not least heated Nappa leather sports seats.

RS Q3 Sportback range

RS Q3 Sportback

  • 20" '10 spoke star' design alloy wheels

  • RS Sport Suspension

  • LED headlights with LED daytime running lights

  • Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus

  • Parking system plus

RS Q3 Sportback Audi Sport Edition

  • 21" '5-V-spoke polygon' design alloy wheels

  • Dark tinted Matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicators

  • Black Styling Pack

  • Panoramic glass sunroof

  • RS Sport exhaust system

RS Q3 Sportback Vorsprung

  • 21" '5-arm trigon' design, anthracite black, diamond cut finish

  • Exterior mirror housings in Carbon

  • Extended Ambient Lighting Pack - multi-coloured

  • Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System

  • 360° camera

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The RS Q3 Sportback completes the line-up of Audi’s compact SUV, and is a hugely capable tool. Its performance is nothing short of sensational, while the five-cylinder engine is a real gem. The sleeker look of the Sportback is welcome too, and builds on the purposeful look that the regular RS Q3 already conveys. If you want a capable yet highly practical performance SUV, the RS Q3 Sportback is tough to beat.


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Design

For the latest generation of Audi RS Q3, a second bodystyle was elected to add a more eye-catching look to this performance SUV. The result is the RS Q3 Sportback. Bringing a noticeably different look to the regular car, including a lowered roofline and rising shoulder line, the result is an even more muscular-looking SUV. 

Despite its performance-inspired design and coupe styling, Audi has still managed to make the RS Q3 a practical choice, with its 530-litre proving more than enough space for most.

Audi RS Q3 Sportback

The RS Q3 gets a particularly purposeful look, with a range of details underscoring its ‘RS’ credentials. These include the bold grille made up of a 3D honeycomb structure in gloss black, along with bespoke bumpers to set it apart from the regular Q3. Large oval exhaust tips give the RS Q3 not only a muscular look, but also a menacing sound, amplifying this SUV’s performance.

Audi RS Q3 Sportback

You can choose to give the RS Q3 Sportback a stealthier appearance by opting for a Sport Edition or Vorsprung, which gets a full black styling kit, along with larger 21-inch alloy wheels finished in a gloss black finish. The flagship Vorsprung gets carbon detailing, which only adds to the sporty look of this SUV.

Tech

Even as standard the RS Q3 Sportback is packed full of technology. The in-car displays are a real highlight, including the 10.1-inch touchscreen that brings a connected navigation system and wireless Apple CarPlay. Complementing this is the 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit Plus digital instrument cluster, which is fully configurable and brings a host of ‘RS’ specific features, including recording lap times, g-forces and acceleration elements. 

If you do plenty of miles each year, particularly on the motorway, it’s worth thinking about upgrading to the Vorsprung, as its driver assistance features are superb. Highlights include Adaptive Cruise Assist, which merges cruise control and lane centring into one package, while a special feature called Emergency Assist can bring the car to a safe stop if the driver is unresponsive at the wheel.


Audi RS Q3 Sportback

Engines & Performance

The RS Q3 Sportback is powered by Audi’s legendary turbocharged 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine, which is also used in the RS 3 and TT RS. 

It puts out a generous 395bhp and 480Nm of torque, with drive being sent to all wheels via Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system, with a seven-speed S tronic automatic gearbox being adopted.

Audi RS Q3 Sportback

Statistics

Though the RS Q3 might be Audi’s ‘baby’ performance SUV, you wouldn’t think so from some of the statistics on offer. Accelerating from 0-60mph in the RS Q3 takes just 4.3 seconds*, while flat out – and where permitted – it can continue to a limited top speed of 155mph. You can also pay to have the top speed increased to 174mph*. 

Though fuel efficiency is unsurprisingly not the RS Q3’s strength, it’s not bad considering the performance on offer. Audi claims 29.4mpg*, while combined CO2 emissions stand at 219g/km*.

0-60 mph

4.3 seconds

Top speed

174mph

CO2 emissions

219g/km

All vehicles are tested according to WLTP technical procedures. Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and equivalent electric range figures with other vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles, vehicle load (and, for battery electric vehicles, the starting charge of the battery).