British media has managed to acquire new details about the Audi S Q1 and RS Q1 models. The base model has already been confirmed for a 2016 launch while the two hotter derivatives will be out later during the car’s lifespan. It is believed the S Q1 will be equipped with a four-cylinder, 2.0 TDI twin turbodiesel engine developing 231 bhp (172 kW) and a maximum torque of 368 lb-ft (498 Nm).
For those who want a little bit more oomph from their petite Audi crossover, CAR says there’s even going to be an Audi RS Q1 model which although it hasn’t been approved yet, it will likely hit the assembly line in the years to come. The model in question is expected to get a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged gasoline engine borrowed from the TTS and in this application it will likely produce 310 bhp (231 kW) and 280 lb-ft (379 Nm) of torque.
The report goes on to specify the Audi Q1 is programmed to reach European dealerships at the beginning of 2016 while the United States will get it sometime in 2018. The Audi S Q1 and RS Q1 will allegedly be arriving “a litter later in the product cycle.”
via CAR Magazine