2020 Audi RS Q3 - Sport Compact SUV

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2020 Audi RS Q3 Technical Specifications:

Engine type: Inline 5-cylinder engine
Valve gear / number of valves per cylinder: Roller cam follower, continuous intake and exhaust camshaft adjustment / 2/2 inlet/exhaust valves per cylinder
Displacement in cc / bore x stroke in mm / compression: 2480 / 82.5 x 92.8 / 10.0
Max. power output in kW (PS) / rpm: 294 (400) / 5850 - 7000
Max. torque in Nm (lb-ft) / at rpm: 480 (354.0) / 1950 - 5850
Mixture preparation: Direct injection, lambda control, knock control, turbocharger, intercooler
Exhaust emission control: Catalytic converter, oxygen sensor, gasoline particulate filter
Start-stop / REM: yes / yes
Battery in A / Ah: 420 / 75
Drive type: quattro permanent all-wheel drive with electronically controlled multiplate clutch
Clutch: Dual clutch
Transmission type: 7-speed S tronic
Type and design of front-axle suspension: McPherson struts, front
Type and design of rear-axle suspension: Four-link rear suspension
Steering: Electromechanical progressive steering with speed-dependent power assistance
Brake control system: Dual-circuit brake system with diagonal split, ESC/ABS/EBD, brake booster, hydraulic brake assist
Tires (basic): 255/40 R 20 101 Y XL (extra load)
Wheels (basic): Cast aluminum flow forming 8.5Jx20”
Top speed in km/h (mph): 250 (155.3) Limited
Acceleration, 0-100 km/h (0-62.1 mph): 4.5
Fuel type / octane value: Gasoline / 98
Fuel standard: DIN EN 228 (gasoline)

A legendary five-cylinder engine, 294 kW (400 PS) power output, 480 Nm (354.0 lb - ft) of torque, quattro all-wheel drive (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.9 – 8.8; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 204 – 202): The parameters of the new RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback speak for themselves. The compact powerhouses are thus the sporty top-of-the-line models within the Audi Q3 family.

The five-cylinder engine is a modern classic. The 2.5 TFSI with 294 kW (400 PS) now draws just over 17 percent more power from 2,480 cc of displacement than before. The engine’s maximum torque of 480 Nm (354.0 lb - ft) is available over the very broad rev range between 1,950 and 5,850 revolutions per minute. The RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 4.5 seconds. The top speed is regulated at 250 km/h (155.3 mph) or an optional 280 km/h (174.0 mph)

At less than 50 centimeters (19.7 in) in length, the 2.5 TFSI engine is extremely compact and is 26 kg (57.3 lb) lighter than the previous model. Its crankcase is made of aluminum, which alone saves 18 kg (39.7 lb) . Elaborate measures reduce internal friction while at the same time increasing power output. The cylinder barrels are plasma-coated; the crankshaft main bearings are six millimeters (0.2 in) smaller in diameter. The crankshaft is hollow bored and is therefore 1 kg (2.2 lb) lighter, while the aluminum pistons have integrated channels for oil cooling. In the short warm-up phase after a cold start, the switchable water pump does not circulate the coolant in the cylinder head – the 2.5 TFSI engine thus reaches its operating temperature more quickly. This lowers the coefficient of friction and reduces fuel consumption. A start/stop system and a recuperation system also contribute to the level of efficiency.

The gas exchange of the five-cylinder engine is designed for high throughput. The large turbocharger presses the intake air into the combustion chambers with up to 1.35 bar. The intercooler with its 80 percent efficiency reduces the temperature in order to achieve the highest possible oxygen concentration. Intake and exhaust camshafts can be adjusted as required. On the exhaust side, the Audi valvelift system (AVS) changes the duration of valve opening depending on the throttle and engine speed at two levels – for moderate use at low and partial throttle as well as for a spontaneous throttle response and increased tractive power at full throttle. To improve the mixture formation, the 2.5 TFSI works with a dual injection system that can inject fuel into the intake tract as well as directly into the combustion chamber. The duration and type of injection can be variably optimized for each engine operating point.

The quattro permanent all-wheel drive combines dynamism and stability. Its central component is the electronically regulated and hydraulically actuated multi-plate clutch that is installed on the rear axle in the interest of weight distribution. The multi-plate clutch distributes the drive force to the front and rear axles at lightning speed and as required, using a software tailored specifically to the RS models. Depending on the driving style and coefficient of friction, between 50 and 100 percent of the available drive force can be sent to the rear axle.
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