Mild facelift for the new 2016 Audi RS Q3 will be changed significantly compared to the current model. The current model is present on the market since 2013, and the time has come for change. This high performance small crossover is proved that it was not made mistake when was made the decision about its RS badge. The base 2016 Audi Q3 is the smallest crossover in the Audi range. In the company’s Q family, it is placed below the Q5 and Q7 models. However, will soon it no longer be the smallest, as the company announced a new Q1 crossover SUV. In addition, 2016 Audi RS Q3, the company has decided that and the new Q7 gets its RS version.
2016 Audi RS Q3 – Changes
The new model for 2016, will go through a process of change, layout of vehicle. This includes new wheel patterns of 19”, as well as new graphics. Also, 2016 RS Q3 will get a redesigned front end. This redesign refers to squared-off intakes and refreshed black mesh. The new model will offer new Xenon Plus headlights with LED daytime lights. At the rear of the vehicle, does not see a significant change. Like its predecessor, the facelifted Audi RS Q3 2016, will have the exhaust system with a single exhaust pipe. It undermines the image of the vehicle with RS label.
Improvement of the interior can be expected, but in a minimal extent. What attracts attention, speculation about the new digital instrument panel of 12.3”, which is seen in the new 2016 Audi TT model. On the other hand, are expected improvement of the system and the use of modern materials to create interior.
New Engine for US Market
The base Audi Q3 crossover is also intended for US market. The same way, will start and 2016 Audi RS Q3. For customers in this market, Audi has earmarked a new 2.0-liter TFSI engine for the base model Q3. Which model will be found in the RS version has not yet been officially announced.
On the market of Europe, 2016 Audi RS Q3 will be sold with the same engine as before. It is a 2.5-liter turbo engine with five cylinders. It develops 310 hp power output and 309 lb.-ft. of torque. From 0 to 60 mph arrives in 5.5 seconds, while the maximum vehicle speed is greater than 155 mph.