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High five for the Audi RS Q3: 5 attractive rims and 440 HP from 5 cylinders

by Peter Smyth, tech journalist
13th Jul 21 12:47 pm

With its charismatic five-cylinder engine delivering 400 HP (294 kW) and 480 Nm as standard, the Audi RS Q3 showcases Audi’s sporty brand DNA perfectly. As SUV or crossover coupé, it is also the antithesis of conservative body design and appears more desirable as a result.

After all, in the early 80s, the iconic, angular design of the original (Ur-)quattro caused a stir in design circles. Back then, ABT Sportsline already offered exciting tuning options and also offers them for both body variants of the RS Q3. The latest coup is the 21-inch Sport HR alloy wheel, the perfect addition to the DR, ER-C, FR and GR models which are already available. This means that the world’s largest automotive aftermarket and performance parts specialist for Audi and VW now offers five attractive rim designs for the RS Q3. The range covers both 20 and 21-inch sizes.

The ABT Sport HR is available exclusively in glossy black and exudes pure energy and effortless elegance. This is achieved by ten intricate double spokes that appear to rise from the hub cover and reach deep into the rim flange.

The generous spacing provide a view of the sophisticated braking technology of the RS Q3. The rim’s optimum weight balance also contributes to driving stability. Optional ABT height-adjustable suspension springs facilitate even sportier handling. They provide a lowering range of 20-35 mm on the front and 25-40 mm on the rear axle.

In conjunction with better handling, the performance upgrade from ABT Sportsline enhances driving pleasure even further! Thanks to the specially adapted and tested high-tech control unit ABT Engine Control (AEC), the RS Q3 now delivers a hefty 440 HP (324 kW).

The maximum torque of the 5-cylinder petrol engine increases to 520 Nm. Driving performance increases accordingly: The maximum speed is now 285 km/h and it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds instead of 4.5 seconds.

The ABT Sportsline start-stop switch cap awakens this high-performance beast in true style. Additional interior options include the ABT integrated entrance lights and carbon-finished seat frame covers. With these performance and aesthetic enhancements, the Audi RS Q3 becomes even more beguiling and can be perfectly tailored to your requirements. This is what ABT Sportsline stands for. A company whose roots reach back 125-years.

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