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    Geneva 2013: 2014 Audi RS Q3

    2014 Audi RS Q3 Confirmed With 310 HP, Geneva Debut
    Luke Vandezande
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    Official details on the first-ever RS model to join the Audi SUV family were just released, confirming speculation that it will debut during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in early March.

    “The RS Q3 transfers the performance philosophy of Audi to the compact SUV segment, thereby creating a new performance class,” said quattro managing director Franciscus van Meel.

    Apart from confirming the car’s debut, Audi also verified that it will come with a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine — like the concept version seen last year. Unfortunately, output shrank to 50 hp to 310 for the production car, likely in the interest of saving fuel. Starting at 1,500 rpm, the engine also offers almost 310 lb-ft of torque all the way through 5,200 rpm.

    That might seem like a disappointment, but Audi also claims the car can achieve “26.73 U.S. mpg.” That’s likely based on the European test cycle, which is much more generous than EPA estimates.

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    Re: Geneva 2013: 2014 Audi RS Q3

    Wow this engine really lost a ton of power from the original hype. That's only 24hp north of the 2.0 going into the Golf R. I guess this kills the rumors of a Golf RS with 350hp. 24 more hp above the Golf R doesn't make the RS even worthwhile.

    The hp is so disappointing I almost feel like the article is a mistake.
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    Re: Geneva 2013: 2014 Audi RS Q3

    Bring the Q3 to the US!!!!

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    Re: Geneva 2013: 2014 Audi RS Q3

    These small German crossovers (Q3, X1, GLA) are so low to the ground that they are basically just short wagons (or 5-door hatchbacks). What's the point of calling them "SUVs"?
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    Re: Geneva 2013: 2014 Audi RS Q3

    Quote Originally Posted by Ammo View Post
    Bring the Q3 to the US!!!!
    Why? Who'd want a 40k VW Golf?
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    Re: Geneva 2013: 2014 Audi RS Q3

    Does look a bit like a turd ...now that you mention the lack of ground clearance

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    Re: Geneva 2013: 2014 Audi RS Q3

    Quote Originally Posted by big swede View Post
    Wow this engine really lost a ton of power from the original hype. That's only 24hp north of the 2.0 going into the Golf R. I guess this kills the rumors of a Golf RS with 350hp. 24 more hp above the Golf R doesn't make the RS even worthwhile.

    The hp is so disappointing I almost feel like the article is a mistake.
    Seriously. What happened there?
    And what does that hold for the Macan?

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    Re: Geneva 2013: 2014 Audi RS Q3

    They can keep it.

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    Re: Geneva 2013: 2014 Audi RS Q3

    Quote Originally Posted by Ammo View Post
    Bring the Q3 to the US!!!!
    Why? We've got the Lincon MKC coming and it looks a lot like the Audi (except the grille).

    Quote Originally Posted by GM-Joe View Post
    Why? Who'd want a 40k VW Golf?
    The same people that would buy a $40K Fusion?
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    Re: Geneva 2013: 2014 Audi RS Q3

    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    Why? We've got the Lincoln MKC coming and it looks a lot like the Audi (except the grille).
    With significantly less power and fuel economy sure.

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    Re: Geneva 2013: 2014 Audi RS Q3

    Quote Originally Posted by emh View Post
    These small German crossovers (Q3, X1, GLA) are so low to the ground that they are basically just short wagons (or 5-door hatchbacks). What's the point of calling them "SUVs"?
    Call it a wagon or hatchback, and watch it sit on the lots.

    Call it SUV or CUV, and watch it sell.

    That's the only reason I can think of.

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    Re: Geneva 2013: 2014 Audi RS Q3

    Quote Originally Posted by GM-Joe View Post
    Why? Who'd want a 40k VW Golf?
    I sure would if it came with AWD, 7 speed DSG, 350+HP, under 3000lbs and a great interior like was purported.

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    Seriously. What happened there?
    And what does that hold for the Macan?
    I just don't know this is kinda shocking.
    Last edited by big swede; 02-20-2013 at 12:38 PM.

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    Re: Geneva 2013: 2014 Audi RS Q3

    Quote Originally Posted by Ammo View Post
    Bring the Q3 to the US!!!!
    Well, maybe the fact they're bothering to quote mileage in US term indicates that maybe they're considering it? [fingers crossed]

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    Re: Geneva 2013: 2014 Audi RS Q3

    Quote Originally Posted by big swede View Post
    I sure would if it came with AWD, 7 speed DSG, 350+HP, under 3000lbs and a great interior like was purported.

    I just don't know this is kinda shocking.
    I'm really interested in Macan. But I kinda want power in it; otherwise, I'll stick to Evoque.

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    Re: Geneva 2013: 2014 Audi RS Q3

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    I'm really interested in Macan. But I kinda want power in it; otherwise, I'll stick to Evoque.
    Both nice choices. I really like the Evoque so the Macan would really have to be a homerun for me to jump on board. Even though the Evoque is way nicer than the Ford version they managed to knock a bunch of weight out of it and it supposedly does wonders for the performance over the Ford.

    Do you know when the Macan is supposed to be available?
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