Audi increases the power of the RS Q3 to 270 kW

The first version of the RS Q3 was already terrifying. Imagining an SUV capable of going from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 s and to reach a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically governed) made you think at which point the automotive industry had lost its mind. After all, SUVs were created with another goal: being able to drive their owners to the opera while still managing to overcome difficult terrains when on work. Those days are long gone. Now, these tall vehicles are also supposed to do what the former RS Q3 did. Only harder, since the new super SUV has gone from 228 kW to 270 kW!

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With the more powerful engine, the RS Q3 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 s and reaches a top speed of 270 km/h, which we also believe to be electronically limited, although Audi does not state that. The RS Q3 is 4.39 m long, 1.83 m wide and 1.58 m tall, with a wheelbase of 2.60 m. Its engine is the award-winning 2.5 TFSI 5-cylinder engine. Besides its 270 kW, it also produces 465 Nm come between 1,625 rpm and 5,550 rpm.

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Although it will be presented at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the can already be ordered at a price of 61,000 euros in Germany. Deliveries will start in the second quarter, a little after the Swiss auto show.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.