Audi RS Q3 and first-ever RS Q3 Sportback arrive in Australia

all-new Audi RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback offer a powerful, athletic exterior design

Audi RS Q3 arrives in Australia.Two of the most powerful Q3 derivatives have arrived in Australia to redefine the premium compact SUV segment: the all-new Audi RS Q3 and first-ever RS Q3 Sportback.

  • All-new RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback with 294kW 2.5-litre 5cyl power 
  • Sansom: “The all-new RS Q3 is unique in its segment, combining its award-winning engine with exceptional design and incredible performance
  • RS Q3 pricing starts at $89,900*, RS Q3 Sportback at $92,900*, arriving in dealers from July 24th

RS Q3 Sportback arrives in Australia.

Synonymous with strength and outstanding performance, the legendary 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine is the beating heart of these thoroughbreds, developing 294kW of power and peak torque of 480Nm. Rapid acceleration catapults the RS Q3s to 100km/h from rest in just 4.5 seconds, assisted by quattro all-wheel drive and the fast-shifting seven-speed S tronic automatic transmission.

RS Q3 Sportback arrives in Australia.

“The all-new RS Q3 range is unique in its segment, combining its award-winning engine with exceptional design and incredible performance,” said Paul Sansom, Managing Director at Audi Australia.

“The arrival of the first-ever RS Q3 Sportback extends on Audi’s high-performance portfolio range and debuts as the first vehicle to be offered within the compact SUV segment – an entirely new segment of vehicles that we are delighted to offer our customers.”

RS Q3 Sportback arrives in Australia.

The all-new Audi RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback offer a powerful, athletic exterior design with 21-inch alloy wheels and a standard RS sport exhaust system, alluding to its iconic Audi Sport heritage. With two new RS-specific Audi Drive Select modes, RS sport suspension with damper control, progressive steering and wheel-selective torque control, the RS Q3 also delivers incredible dynamic performance.

Audi RS Q3 arrives in Australia.

Additional standout design features include its new three-dimensional honeycomb grille, black exterior styling package, metallic paint, privacy glass for its rear windows and Matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicators in bespoke RS dark-tinted surrounds.

The sport-luxe, contemporary interior design of the Audi RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback offers a unique driving experience with RS sports seats in fine Nappa leather with honeycomb stitching. Comfort is assured with 3-zone climate control and the 40:20:40 split rear seat that also slides fore and aft for added versatility.

RS Q3 Sportback arrives in Australia.

The Audi RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback is equipped with the most sophisticated safety assistance systems, with a suite of innovations that come standard including adaptive cruise assist (includes active lane assist and emergency assist), 360-degree camera, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic assist, hill descent control and hill hold assist. Other safety features include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian and cyclist detection and direct tyre pressure monitoring.

RS Q3 Sportback arrives in Australia.

Advanced levels of technology and infotainment come standard with the RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback to provide an even sportier driving experience including, MMI navigation plus with MMI touch, Audi virtual cockpit plus with a 12.3″ screen and RS menu and Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System (15 speakers, 680 watts). Also included is the convenience of wireless charging with Audi phone box light, Audi smartphone interface (Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay), 4 USB outlets (2x front and 2x rear) and Audi connect plus services.

A selection of eight exterior colours are available on the all-new Audi RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback, as well as two equipment option packages, including a matt aluminium styling package and the RS extended design package.

The RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback is offered with a choice of two comprehensive Audi service plan packages: three years priced at $2,320 or a five-year service plan priced at $3,420.

Audi RS Q3 arrives in Australia.

The all-new Audi RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback will arrive in dealers on July 24th for first customer deliveries, and are available to order through the new Audi online purchase platform, at audi.com.au

Pricing*

RS Q3 294kW $89,900
RS Q3 Sportback 294kW $92,900

(*Manufacturer List Pricing [MLP] – excludes dealer delivery and government statutory charges)

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