2014 8U Audi RSQ3 starts at A$82k; 228kW, MMI Touch, nav, xenon standard

Audi has confirmed that the Audi RSQ3 hot SUV will go on sale in Australia from February 2014 and will start at A$81,900.

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8U Audi RSQ3 (red) on highway
8U Audi RSQ3 (red) on highway

The A$81,900 Audi RSQ3 is the first RS-branded Audi SUV and is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-litre 5-cylinder engine delivering 228kW of power and 420Nm of torque to all four wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch (S-tronic) transmission. This, it’s claimed, makes the RSQ3 good for a 0-100km/h time of 5.5 seconds.

Standard equipment on Australia-bound RSQ3 models include xenon headlights, LED driving lights and tail-lights, Nappa leather seats, dual-zone climate control, and self-dimming rear view and wing mirrors. The entertainment system features sat nav, an MMI controller with a touchpad on top, 20GB of hard disk space for music storage, 2 SD card readers, Bluetooth, parking sensors and a reversing camera.

Naturally there’s also lowered suspension, an aggressive body kit and tonnes of RS branding, both inside and out.

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Derek Fung

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