Despite this, the RS Q3 is very fast, boasting 0 to 100 km/h times in the region of 5.5 seconds, thanks in no small part to quattro all-wheel drive, launch control and a grabby dual-clutch 7-speed gearbox. The BMW X4 xDrive35i has the exact same acceleration time, yet weighs significantly more (almost 100 kg or 221 lbs), so it's not as nimble on the track.
Prices start at €54,600 in Germany and for that you get a well kitted out machine for €3500 less than the 3-liter BMW model. We're not saying the X4 and RS Q3 are competitors, but the X1 is no performance machine.
The next video was shot during an Audi-organized event in Italy by Youtuber NM2255. A winding piece of tarmac is not the first place where you'd imagine to see the Q3. Of course, this isn't your average Q3, now is it? The RS Q3 leans a bit more than it should into the corners and shows some understeer traits, but not enough to put you off. And once the track fun is over, it will ride much better than most of the sports coupes on the market.