Audi launch RS Q3 and RS 7 Sportback

Monday, September 9, 2013 - 13:00
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RAPID: New £83,495 Audi RS 7 Sportback

Audi are set to expand their RS family to an unprecedented eight models with the launch of the new 310PS RS Q3 and 560PS RS 7 Sportback.

In a move which takes the total RS range power output to 3,500PS, the Q3 SUV and 7 Sportback will deliver in early 2014, priced from £43,000 and £83,495 respectively.

The two additions join the TT RS, TT RS Roadster, RS 4 Avant, RS 5 Coupe, RS 5 Cabriolet and RS 6 Avant in the range.

Powered by a 2.5litre, five-cylinder TFSI petrol engine, the RS Q3 delivers 420Nm, 32.1mpg and 206g/km CO2, hitting 0-62mph in 5.5seconds and a top speed of 155mph.

The RS 7 Sportback is powered by a V8 biturbo petrol engine with cylinder-on-demand technology, and hits 0-62mph in 3.9seconds and a governed top speed of 155mph.

However, top speed can be increased on demand to 174mph or 189mph, reaching consumption figures of up to 28.8mpg.

Standard equipment in the RS Q3 includes Driver’s Information System, park assist plus, light and rain sensors, Audi Music Interface (AMI) iPod connection, Bluetooth and xenon plus headlights.

The luggage area has a capacity of 356litres with the rear seats in place, and 1,261litres with the seat backs folded.