It has only passed a short while since the smallest model in Audi’s crossover class was launched – the Audi Q3 and ABT Sportsline have already found an interesting way to make it even better. They’ve shared a few ideas, renderings and details about the project named ‘QS3’ during the last year, but this time we’re bringing you real photos of this extraordinary vehicle.
ABT Sportsline have chosen to equip the Q3 with a body kit that includes a roof spoiler, rear bumper with diffuser, an exhaust system with 4 muffler tips, new side skirts and restyled front grille and lip. There are a few sets of alloy wheels ready to be mounted on the car at customer’s choice, ranging between 18 and 21 inches in diameter. In addition, the ride height of the Q3 has been lowered through a new suspension kit, adding to its sporty nature.
The Q3 series features a long list of models, running on both diesel and petrol. ABT Sportsline has dealt with the car’s performance as well, having done improvements to many of the models, as follows: the 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine’s output has gone up 30 HP, from 138 HP to 168 HP, while his more potent brother, the 2.0-liter TDI was bettered from 174 HP to 202 HP.
The middle-range 2.0-liter TFSI petrol with its stock 168 HP now delivers 236 HP, while the most powerful Q3, powered by the 2.0 TFSI, bears an output of 267 HP, 59 HP more than stock.