By Otsile Kadiege
Audi is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Audi RS Q3 with a sporty special edition: the RS Q3 edition 10 years. The anniversary edition has exclusive accents both inside and out. These include the new Chronos Gray metallic paintwork, 21 inch alloy wheels, new RS bucket seats with recycled Dinamica microfiber material, and jet black applications on the instrument panel.
RS Q3 10 Years Edition exterior styling
Audi is using two expressive colors to celebrate the RS Q3: Dew Silver matte effect or metallic Chronos Gray. The latter is intended exclusively for the special edition, while the matte silver was added to the color palette of the Audi RS Q3 for the first time this year. Also exclusive to the edition are the black, 21 inch light alloy wheels in a double-spoke design with 225/35 format tires. The 19 inch high-performance braking system with carbon fiber-reinforced ceramic brake discs is available as a front-end option. It comes with polished Anthracite Gray brake calipers as a standard feature or, alternatively, red or blue are available for an additional charge.
Numerous add-on parts in black or glossy black emphasize the exclusive look of the edition 10 years. These include, for example, the darkened matrix LED headlights with dynamic flashing light and the 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 on the Singleframe grille and the rear and the model lettering in glossy black.
RS Q3 10 Years Edition interior styling
Inside, passengers take their seats in new RS bucket seats that are exclusive to this edition. The seatback cover in matte Carbon, which is being used for the first time in the RS Q3, is a special highlight. The bucket seats are upholstered in a leather-Dinamica combination in black and jet black colours.
In addition to the seats, it is also used on the instrument panel application. The copper-colored stitching, which is repeated throughout the entire interior, creates a special contrast. This applies, for example, to the honeycomb stitching in the center of the seat, the center armrest, the door armrest, the steering wheel – which is available either in a round or flat bottom version – and the black floor mats with glossy copper-embroidered RS Q3 lettering.
The edition 10 years also boasts exclusive decorative inlays in Carbon – such as the seat back cover in a matte finish. The MMI display has a carbon look – the 10.1 inch touch display features “1 of 555” lettering. The edition-specific illuminated door sill trims project a red 3D diamond onto the ground when the doors are opened.
Powering the special edition RS Q3 is still the much-loved 2.5-litre turbo-petrol engine with its special 1-2-4-5-3 firing order. The engine develops 294kW and 480Nm. Audi claims the RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback reach 100 km/h from a standstill in just 4.5 seconds. Their top speed is limited to 250 km/h, but on request the RS Q3 can also drive at speeds of up to 280 km/h.
This car is limited to 555 units worldwide. Audi South Africa are yet to confirm if any units will be reserved for South Africa.
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