Audi Australia has confirmed the highly limited Audi RS Q3 Sportback Edition 10 Years will arrive down under in Q2 of this year. Building on the already impressive SUV, it adds a host of exterior and interior features and details.
Among them is a striking exterior design, a performance-focused interior, and an outstanding driving experience, the latter thanks to the 2.5-litire TFSI turbocharged five-cylinder engine, paired with a sonorous exhaust note.
The RS Q3 Sportback edition 10 Years also adds exclusive black 21-inch alloy wheels, Audi badging and brake callipers, and most notably – racing-inspired RS front bucket seats with contrasting copper honeycomb stitching.
The contrast stitching is carried over to the black Alcantara steering wheel and gear lever, and mimicked in RS floor mats with copper highlights. The door entry greets passengers with a lighting projection in a unique rhombus design.
Two expressive exterior paint colours; Dew Silver matte effect or metallic Chronos Grey feature, with the option to add the RS ceramic brake system with carbon-fibre reinforced front ceramic brake discs an optional add-on.
Numerous add-on parts in black or glossy black emphasize the exclusive look of the edition. These include darkened matrix LED headlights with dynamic flashing light and wing mirror housings.
The roof frame, window slot rims, and door trim are available in glossy black. The same applies to the blades on the front spoiler and the diffuser insert. The sporty look is rounded out with the four rings and model lettering in glossy black.
For the first time in an RS Q3, passengers take their seats in exclusive RS bucket seats, featuring matte carbon seat backs, and leather-Dinamica combination upholstery. Copper-coloured stitching, repeated throughout the entire interior, creates a special contrast.
The front seats feature 3-stage heating and are manually adjustable. The 10 year edition also boasts exclusive decorative inlays in a carbon matte-finish.
The RS Q3 Sportback edition 10 Years delivers 294kW of power and 480Nm of torque. It can sprint to 100km/h in just 4.5 seconds, with its top speed limited to 250km/h. The special firing order 1-2-4-5-3 and odd number of cylinders create a unique engine sound.
The RS dual exhaust system emphasizes the characteristic sound, while the optionally available RS sports exhaust system sharpens it even further. The power runs to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive via a seven-speed S tronic transmission.
Like all Audi vehicles in Australia, it comes with a 5-year warranty, and 12-year corrosion perforation coverage. A complementary membership to the Audi Experience ownership program is also included.
The 2023 Audi RS Q3 Sportback Edition 10 Years is priced at $102,900 plus on-roads. If you’re keen to own one and need finance, talk to CreditOne.