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300hp Audi Q3 RS video

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According to the folks over at Sweden’s Sportbilen, the prototype was uncovered during the European press launch of the new Audi Q3 in Zurich, Switzerland. And mind you, this wasn’t a static presentation as the media had the chance to drive the pre-production model on the road.

The high-performance Q3 is said to be fitted with a de-tuned version of the 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine found in the RS3 hot hatch and the TT RS sports models, delivering 300-horsepower instead of 340HP. Power is transferred to all-four wheels through Audi’s quattro system and a 7-speed dual-clutch S-tronic transmission.

If you don't want to watch it all, then skip to 1m 10s.

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Audi have now officially ruined the RS brand. The only one I still had some sort of passion for. :(

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Ouch, that's an ugly competitor for the X1 in many, many respects. I can see why they made a ginger one - colour suits it perfectly :P

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Audi have now officially ruined the RS brand. The only one I still had some sort of passion for. :(
I agree..... I think the last best true RS car was the Audi RS4 (B7).... things went downhill from then onwards.

Riz :)

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Actually I'd say the latest RS6 was the final and perhaps ultimate epitomy of the true RS brand.

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300hp..... woop woop poop.... you can get that HP out of a diesel and ther'll be a load more torque too. If it's actually going to be an RS (tongue securly in cheek here!) not an S-Line, it needs to have 350-400bhp in a car like a Q3.

They'll have only de-rated it for the dual-clutch transmission to cope and so it doesn't step on other models toes :rolleyes:

Yawn !

(and not one mention of a BMW being betterer... impressed huh ;) )

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Every RS Audi model has had a sub 5 second 0-60 time, from the RS 2 onwards, this fat arse 300 BHP thing is surely going to ruin tradition? :P

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