among other things, Audi is using two expressive colors to celebrate the RS Q32: Dew Silver matte effect or metallic Chronos Gray. The latter is intended exclusively for the special edition, while the matte silver was added to the color palette of the Audi RS Q32 for the first time this year. Also exclusive to the edition are the black, 21 inch light alloy wheels in a double-spoke design with 225/35 format tires. The 19 inch high-performance braking system with carbon fiber-reinforced ceramic brake discs is available as a front-end option. It comes with polished Anthracite Gray brake calipers as a standard feature or, alternatively, red or blue are available for an additional charge.
2023 Audi RS Q3 Sportback 10 Years Edition
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2023 Audi RS Q3 Sportback 10 Years Edition
Audi is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Audi RS Q32 with a sporty special edition: the RS Q3 edition 10 years2. This car is limited to 555 units worldwide and is available for the RS Q32 and RS Q3 Sportback3 This compact sports car has become well established in the years since its 2013 market launch. Since 2019, the second generation has delivered 294 kW (400 PS) and 480 Nm of torque. The Audi RS Q3 edition 10 years2 is powered by the 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo engine. It brings its power to the road via a 7-speed S tronic and its permanent all-wheel drive quattro. The anniversary edition has exclusive accents both inside and out. These include the new Chronos Gray metallic paintwork, 21 inch alloy wheels, new RS bucket seats with recycled Dinamica microfiber material, and jet black applications on the instrument panel. The Edition package will be priced starting at €5,990 and will be available to order in Germany from the end of October 2022.
Numerous add-on parts in black or glossy black emphasize the exclusive look of the edition 10 years. These include, for example, the darkened matrix LED headlights with dynamic flashing light and the wing mirror housings. The roof frame, window slot rims, and door trim are available in glossy black. The same applies to the blades on the front spoiler and the diffuser insert. The sporty look is rounded out with the four rings on the Singleframe grille and the rear and the model lettering in glossy black.
Exclusive and Sporty: The Interior
Irresistible: The Drive
The RS Q32 and RS Q3 Sportback3 come with a powerful 2.5 TFSI five-cylinder engine. With 2.5 liters of displacement and 294 kW (400 PS), it now boasts some 17% more power than in the previous generation of the RS Q3, which had augmented its performance to 250 kW (340 PS) in 2015. Compared to the 2013 original version with 228 kW (310 PS), that is a 29% performance increase. The maximum torque of 480 Nm is available between 2,250 and 5,850 rpm. The RS Q32 and RS Q3 Sportback3 reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in just 4.5 seconds. Their top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph), but on request the RS Q32 can also drive at speeds of up to 280 km/h (174 mph).
2023 Audi RS Q3 Sportback 10 Years Edition Front View 3/4
The special firing order 1-2-4-5-3 and the odd number of cylinders create a unique engine sound. The RS dual exhaust system emphasizes the characteristic sound of the five-cylinder engine, while the optionally available RS sports exhaust system sharpens it even further. The five-cylinder engine was awarded the coveted “International Engine of the Year Award” nine times in a row. The power of the five-cylinder engine runs to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive via a seven-speed S tronic as standard equipment.
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