Reputable tuner ABT Sportsline has conceived various upgrades for the Audi RS Q3 that start on the outside with a more aggressive body kit encompassing a redesigned front bumper, rear diffuser and grille. Other goodies available for the high-performance crossover include 21-inch ABT DR alloys, a sporty height-adjustable suspension as well as a quad exhaust system manufactured from stainless steel.
The most significant changes can be found under the hood where the 5-cylinder, 2.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine has received an additional 100 bhp and 110 Nm which have taken the output of the engine to no less than 410 bhp and 530 Nm. This significant power upgrade was achieved by installing the tuner’s Engine Control unit as well as by tweaking the software.
ABT has not released information about the car’s performances but it should be a tad quicker than the standard Audi RS Q3 which needs 5.5 seconds to perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint and it will keep on going until hitting an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
Although some might say rolling out RS-badged models based on crossovers will dilute this moniker, they have to admit 5.5 seconds to 100 km/h and a 250 km/h top speed in such a small crossover are very impressive figures that very few other cars in this segment can achieve.