Audi RSQ3 Quattro Sportback 2022 Motoring Minute Review

We drive Audi RSQ3 on a road test review

Audi RS Q3 Sportback 2.5l TFSI Quattro. That’s a mouthful for a lot of car. RSQ3 will jump from 0-100kmh in 4.5 seconds and tops out at an electronically restricted 250kmh. But sheer performance doesn’t give the RSQ3 full credit.

RS Q3 Sportback arrives in Australia.

It is just so easy and comfortable to drive around everyday in auto, but select the dynamic drive mode and the character changes completely. It changes from an urban SUV to a howling beast.

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A pleasant surprise is how well equipped the RS Q3 comes a standard, with wireless apple car play connectivity and charging tray, Audi virtual cockpit, stunning matrix LED headlights, Heated sports front seats and RS sports suspension with adaptive dampers.

RS Q3 Sportback arrives in Australia.

Priced from just under $100,000 plus the usual costs the Audi RSQ3 is a performance bargain and definitely on my shopping list

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Im Rob Fraser

RS Q3 Sportback arrives in Australia.

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Performance (obviously)
  • Comfort and easy to live with
  • Quite stylish
  • Not a fan of DCT
  • Sportback shape restricts luggage room
  • No massage seats (cmon it has everything else)

2016 Audi RS Q3 2.5 TFSI.

Model   

Audi RS Q3 Sportback 2.5l

Model Price $99,200 MLP*
Engine 2.9L 5 Cyl TFSI
Drivetrain 7 Sp DCT QUATTRO
Power 294kW @ 7, 000rpm
Torque 480Nm @ 1,900- 5,850rpm
Safety TBA
CO2 Emissions 204g/km
Economy ADR/ Capacity 8.9L/100km / 11.7L/100K on test / 63L
0-100kmh/Top Speed 4.5 Seconds Top speed 250kmh
Servicing Audi Service program 12mths/15,000km
Warranty 3yr/ 150,000 km with 3 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

Audi RS Q3 arrives in Australia.

Overall Rating    

90/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Towing/Payload Capability 9
Technology / connectivity 9
Value for Money 9

2020 Audi RS Q3 Sportback

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  • 9/10
    Behind the Wheel - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Equipment - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Performance - 9/10
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    Ride & Handling - /10
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    Fit for Purpose - /10
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    Value for Money - /10
7.5/10

Summary

Audi RS Q3 Sportback 2.5l TFSI Quattro. That’s a mouthful for a lot of car. RSQ3 will jump from 0-100kmh in 4.5 seconds and tops out at an electronically restricted 250kmh. But sheer performance doesn’t give the RSQ3 full credit.

Priced from just under $100,000 plus the usual costs the Audi RSQ3 is a performance bargain and definitely on my shopping list

About Rob Fraser 1991 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.