IS THIS A PROTOTYPE OF VW’S TIGUAN R OR JUST AUDI’S FUTURE RS Q3?

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If you take a look at the video, you will realize that there is something strange going on here. The VW Tiguan is using an unfamiliar engine with a high-performance characteristic. Normally, we would be sure it’s a prototype of the new topping Volkswagen Tiguan R, but there are certain details that point out another possibility.

First of all, the vehicle has no camouflage at all. Why would the car manufacturer show the design of the all-new SUV that soon? And second, and more important, the caught model registered in the German city of Ingolstadt, which is quite odd because VW’s testing cars were never spotted with the license plate. Instead, this is Audi’s hometown, which implies this is a testing mule of one high-performance four-ring model.

The most probable scenario is that you are looking at the new generation Audi RS Q3 crossover. We think so because the manufacturer is currently working on the regular Q3. That means that they might start with the early development of the high-performance version which motivation should come from a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine. The impressive unit will likely deliver 400 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque that’s going to be routed to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with manual shifting mode.

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