The 2021 Audi RS Q3 Sportback is an SUV coupe crossover that boasts an athletic design thanks to its typical RS-specific elements. The vehicle comes equipped with a powerful TFSI engine that is placed under the bonnet. The progressive steering wheel adjusted in the driver-centric cabin assist a better drivability and driving comfort. Moreover, the vehicle also has an optional adaptive suspension that contributes to driving dynamics and stability. The brake system is equipped with brake calipers (available in black and red) that provide better stopping power. The crossover also has an optional RS ceramic brake system with brake calipers (available in anthracite grey, red or blue).
Besides stability and precision, the modern crossover also offers an exquisite exterior and interior design with a lot of room for customization. The vehicle also does not compromise on the safety of the occupants thanks to its progressive safety feature. The driver-assistance technologies that the crossover offers ensure better drivability during the commute.
Following is a detailed review of the design, performance, safety, and driver-assistance systems of the 2021 Audi RS Q3 Sportback.
Design Specification of the 2021 Audi RS Q3 Sportback
The exterior of the crossover is laced with the typical RS specification that provide the vehicle a sporty stance. The interior has premium fittings that facilitate the occupants during the commute and provide ultimate comfort.
The 2021 Audi RS Q3 Sportback offers the flexibility to customize design elements to give their crossover a personalized look. The modern crossover has a variety of customization options for the color, rims, and headlights.
The rims of the vehicle can be customized with the option of 20″ 10-spoke star style alloy wheels, and 21’’ 5-V-spoke polygon style (black, Anthracite Black Titanium Gray) or the 5-arm Trigon style (standard, Anthracite Black and Titanium Gray). For headlights, there is a choice between LED headlamps, and Matrix LED headlamps. Other exterior lighting options include LED rear combination lamps with dynamic turn signal, Rear fog lamps, Separate daytime running light, headlamp washer system, High-beam assist, Headlight range control, and Light/rain sensor.
The windshield has an acoustic glass, washer fluid level indicator, and the windows can be tinted for privacy. The standard exterior color options for the crossover include Kyalami Green, Nardo Gray, Pulse Orange, Turbo Blue, Glacier White Metallic, Myth Black Metallic, Tango Red Metallic, and Daytona Gray Pearlescent. There are also exclusive customized paint finishes available Nardograu Uni, Kumulusblau Uni, Suzukagrau Metallic, Karatbeige Metallic, and Goodwoodgrün Perleffekt (Pearl Effect).
For better control and handling the vehicle has fittings like Disc brakes in the rear, Adaptive chassis control with Audi drive select, RS sports suspension, and RS sports exhaust system.
On the inside, the modern crossover has been designed with great attention to detail to provide comfort, convenience, and a dynamic look to the vehicle. The driver-centric cabin has a progressive steering wheel with sports contour leather and mounted controls. The steering wheel is flattened at the bottom due to the multifunction controls. The buttons and inlays follow a combination of aluminum, anthracite, in piano finish look, black or in carbon twill.
The seats are wrapped in fine Nappa leather with a honeycomb pattern, RS embossing on the backrests, and integrated head restraints exuding style. The optional design fittings include RS design packages in red or blue that can provide additional accents.
The interior is a five-seater with a seven-way adjustable rear bench that can be moved up to 150 mm. The cabin is spacious for occupants and cargo, as the foldable backrest can move up to 530 liters of luggage space to up to 1,400 liters.
The sporty crossover offers a variety of in-cabin technologies that assist occupants during the journey. The cabin has a standard MMI touch display and an Audi virtual cockpit with a 10.25-inch fully digital instrument cluster. The information cluster relays information to the driver with high-resolution graphics including engine speed and a map view. The cockpit also has an optional 12.3-inch full HD display. The in-cabin technologies also have the RS design specification that can be seen in the supporting displays such as G meter, lap timer, and gear display. For better connectivity, the rear compartment has 2 USB ports and a 12-V outlet in the rear compartment. For regulating the temperature inside the cabin of the crossover, the vehicle has a 2-zone climate control system and an optional 3 zone climate control.
Performance of 2021 Audi RS Q3 Sportback
The all-new Audi RS Q3 Sportback comes equipped with a 2.5-liter TFSI engine that can generate 400 horsepower and 480 Nm of torque. The engine can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and the vehicle has a top speed of 280 km/h.
Safety and Driver-assistance Systems
The 2021 Audi RS Q3 Sportback does not compromise the safety of its occupants thanks to its state-of-the-art safety features. For enhancing the drivability of the vehicle, the modern crossover offers advance driver assistance technologies.
Here are some of the prominent safety and driver-assistance systems that are offered by the 2021 Audi RS Q3 Sportback.
- Audi pre sense front
- Audi pre sense front for adaptive cruise control
- Hill descent control
- Audi pre sense basic
- 360-degree cameras
- Rear view camera system
- Parking aid Plus
- Cruise control system
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane change assistant
- Lane departure warning
- Lane departure warning and lane change assistant
- Hold Assist
- Fire extinguisher under the front passenger seat
- Driver and front passenger airbag with a front passenger airbag deactivation
- Side airbags in front and curtain airbag system
- Start/stop system with regenerative braking.
Price of 2021 Audi RS Q3 Sportback in the UAE
The all-new Audi RS Q3 Sportback is available in the UAE with a starting price of AED 144,000. The price of the vehicle will vary depending on the technologies and customization options that are selected.