The 2015 Audi RS Q3 has been modified by X-Tomi Design who envisioned the potent compact crossover without the rear doors. The independent artist from Hungary went for a cleaner look by creating a three-door body style which does make sense taking into account that Range Rover is selling a thee-door version of the Evoque so there is a market for such a derivative. However, given the characteristics of the model, such a version would turn out to be a niche model.
Don’t hold your breath for a real three-door 2015 Audi RS Q3 facelift since it’s too late now in the model’s lifespan but maybe there will be with the next generation set to come out sometime in 2018 so a hypothetical RS Q3 would come out around 2019 or 2020.
Until then, those who are on the market for a high-powered crossover can get the current version which at home in Germany kicks off at €56,600, with deliveries programmed to commence in the first quarter of next year. The model is powered by a five-cylinder 2.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine outputting 340 HP and 450 Nm which makes it 30 HP and 30 Nm more than in the pre-facelift RS Q3.
As a result of the additional power, the 2015 Audi RS Q3 facelift now sprints to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.8 second so it’s 0.7 seconds quicker than its predecessor. Just like before, Audi has decided to electronically limit the top speed to 155 mph (250 km/h).