The new-generation Q3 is almost ready for its debut. The amazing crossover will be introduced later this year, most likely at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. Still, the French debut is not going to be everything from the amazing SUV. No, the car manufacturer is working on the more potent options such as the S Q3 and RS Q3. The mid-range model will probably be introduced together with the regular Q3. On the other hand, the most potent 2020 Audi RS Q3 will have to wait about a year for its debut.
The prototype which has been spotted testing a few days ago sports a quad exhaust system. The feature is basically reserved for the S Q3 model, so this is just a temporary solution. The production version of the topping Q3 will rather get a pair of oval tips. In the front, the SUV hosts large bumper with big air intakes in corners. The grille also seems to be larger than the usual one, though we also think that the production model could also get a mesh treatment. The side of the crossover reveals quite aggressive profile and pretty large five-spoke alloy wheels, which have been mated to pretty massive carbon ceramic brakes with eight-piston calipers in the front.
The cabin will provide more space than usual thanks to a larger footprint of the new-generation Audi RS Q3. Audi will probably use fully-digital instrument cluster this time, as well as a larger infotainment touchscreen. The crossover will be fitted with sports seats in the front, plus, the driver can expect the special flat-bottom steering wheel.
The 2020 Audi RS Q3 will use the same powertrain as the new RS3 without any doubt. The system includes a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine paired with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission and all-wheel-drive. The option will probably deliver 400 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of twist, which will be enough to speed up Audi’s second-smallest SUV from 4.4sec 0/60 mph to 4sec 0/60 mph.