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ABT 2012MY Audi Q3 ‘QS3’

To give the compact crossover a more aggressive look on the outside, ABT offers a body kit that includes a restyled front grille and lip, side skirts, roof spoiler, a rear bumper with a diffuser and new quad exhaust tips.

A choice of alloy wheels in sizes ranging from 18- to 21-inches and an available sports suspension kit that lowers the ride height finish off the new look.

To improve performance, ABT offers several power kits for both diesel and petrol engines in the Q3’s lineup.

(vía Carscoop)

Audi RS Q3 Concept Study

Like the previous prototypes, the new RS Q3 study utilizes Audi’s 2.5-liter straight-five turbocharged gasoline engine, only this time, it has been tweaked to produce 355-horses (360PS) allowing the compact SUV to pass the 100km/h (62mph) yardstick in just 5.2 seconds after take-off, en route to a top speed of 265km/h (165mph).

The RS Q3 is equipped with a seven-speed S tronic dual clutch transmission paired to the quattro all-wheel drive. Unlike other RS models, Audi says that the AWD system directs power almost exclusively to the front wheels and only when slip is detected, it redistribute forces to the rear axle via a hydraulic multi-plate clutch with electronic control.

The exterior styling is virtually production ready with Audi having added a new RS-style front bumper with wider openings, carbon fiber accents and a lip spoiler, a honeycomb grille, subtle wheel arch extensions and side skirts in carbon fiber, a discrete roof spoiler, and a new rear apron also made out of carbon fiber that integrates a diffuser. Carbon fiber can also be found on the exterior mirror caps.

The RS version of the Q3 rides on a 25mm (close to an inch) lowered sports suspension and new 20-inch alloy wheels in chunky 255/20 tires.

Inside, black is the dominant color with blue accent shades making their appearance on the Nappa leather sport seats, the alcantara door panels, the stiches on the leather dashboard and the decorative carbon-fiber trims on the flat-bottom steering wheel, center console and glove box cover.

(vía Carscoop)


ABT 2012 Audi Q3

ABT offers upgrade kits for the Q3 equipped with the 2.0-liter TDI diesel, in which case, output is lifted from 174hp (177PS) to 203hp (205PS), and the 2.0-liter TFSI petrol that lays down 267hp (270PS), up from 208hp (211PS).

Chassis mods include springs and shocks while the Q3 rides on larger wheels available in sizes from 18-inches to 21-inches shod in wider, high-performance tires.

The exterior of the German crossover model is enhanced with a bodykit that includes a variety of parts such as a bespoke front grille and bumper, wheel arch splats, beefier side skirts, a roof spoiler and a rear apron that’s combined with quad tail pipes.

(vía Carscoop)

MTM 2012 Audi Q3

MTM’s tune includes a power kit that lifts output from 170PS (168hp) to 310PS (307hp) allowing for the improvement of its 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint time by two seconds to 6.1 seconds, its top speed from 212km/h (132mph) to 250km/h (155mph).

The tuning house also adds a custom exhaust kit, a rear diffuser, a sports suspension kit, 20-inch Bimoto lightweight alloy wheels shod in 255/35 ZR20 tires and the optional black-red-gold foil wrap seen on this car.

The cost for all this is just under €22,000 or about US$29,500.

(vía Carscoop)

Audi Q3 Vail Concept

The five-pot is paired to a quattro permanent all-wheel drive system and a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission allowing for a zero to 100 km/h (62mph) sprint time of 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 262 km/h (163mph.

The winter sports theme comes in the way of individual design cues such as the add-on body parts in a matt gray quartz-based paint that contrasts the red finish with golden pearlescent particles on the body, the trim elements in aluminum and high-gloss black, and the 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 255/45 rubber.

The Q3 Vail also gest restyled aluminum roof rails that incorporated wide-angled LED lights.

Inside, Audi’s design team updated the Q3 with new materials and trims including the headlining in titanium gray Alcantara, the black Fine Nappa leather on the dashboard, and the metal dials around the speedometer and rev counter.

(vía Carscoop)

ABT 2012 Audi Q3

ABT Sportsline, the German tuning company that has long specialized in modifying anything produced by the Volkswagen Group, has released details on its upcoming program for the new Audi Q3 small crossover.

Under the hood, ABT Sportsline will offer a variety of power kits for both diesel and petrol engines. The 140HP 2.0 TDI jumps to 170HP, the 177HP 2.0 TDI to 195HP, the 170HP 2.0 TSI is bumped to 210HP and the 211HP 2.0 TSI to 250HP.

A lowered sports suspension will also be available when ABT launches the program later this year.

(vía Carscoop)