The new top-of-the-range Audi RS Q3 is set to take the world by storm when it makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Audi RS Q3 to Get Power Boost

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And by boosting the standard model’s performance and making some significant tweaks, the new RS Q3 Performance could be giving the BMW M3 a run for its money, according to


Improvements to the car’s cooling capacity and adjustments to the fuel pump have made this latest addition to the Audi stable four-tenths faster than the regular Q3.

This new model can travel from 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds, which is only one tenth of a second slower than the BMW M3.

And all this has been achieved without compromising on economy, they claim. The combined fuel consumption works out at 32.8mpg, with CO2 output at 203g/km.

The adaptations made mean that, overall, this car has an improved brake horse power level of 362, which is 27bhp more than the regular Q3. And produces 343 lb ft, which is 11lb ft more than the standard version of this car.

Audi has also removed the limiter on the Performance so that the upper speed limit will now be around 167 mph instead of the 155mph of standard models.

Still the Same Underneath

But, apart from that, the RS Q3 Performance is much the same mechanically as the standard model, and it only costs £3,365 more, at £49,175.

It has the same seven-speed gear box driving the Haldex-clutched Quattro four-wheel-drive system as the regular model. But the updated version does have a matt titanium finish trim and comes in Ascari blue metallic paint, if required, to set it apart visually.

However, for many of us that price tag will be out of reach, no matter how reasonably priced the new RS Q3 may be in comparison to its counterparts.

It’s just as well that companies such as, who provide bad credit car finance in Southampton, are there to help. Unlike with some bad credit providers, customers have peace of mind as they are regulated by the FCA.

But whether you can afford the new RS Q3 or not, when it is unveiled at the motor show there is no doubt that it will attract plenty of attention – not least from BMW.