Audi Q2 RS To Sit Beneath RS Q3 - With 224kW Photo:

Sell your car without the hassle.
Get an instant offer from areyouselling. FIND OUT MORE

Trevor Collett | Apr, 01 2016 | 0 Comments

Audi seems set to add to its range of powered-up SUV models with the Q2 compact, as the new model is about to undergo the Audi RS treatment.

Sitting below the RS Q3, the RS Q2 - according to reports out of Europe - will pack a 300 BHP (224kW) punch from a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine.

This would mean a 26kW deficit to the more powerful and presumably more expensive RS Q3, which uses a 2.5 litre five-cylinder turbocharged engine.

France’s Automobile Magazine claims the RS Q2 will, naturally, boast Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system, matched with an S-tronic automatic transmission.

The RS will also step-up the aggressive styling, which is already a step away from the Audi SUV norm in some respects on the Q2 as the carmaker looks to attract younger buyers.

Audi Q2
Audi Q2

Debuting at the Geneva Motor Show, the Q2 was described by Audi as “an urban-type vehicle for everyday driving and recreation, uniting a progressive design with a high level of functionality”.

Exterior measurements are 1510mm high, 1790mm wide and 4190mm long, with a wheelbase of 2600mm.

No less than six engines are available in the ‘regular’ Q2, depending on the market, including a 1.0 litre petrol three-cylinder engine and four-cylinder petrol engines in 1.4 and 2.0 litre capacities.

Diesel engines are all four-cylinder units available as 1.6 or 2.0 litre powerplants, with power ranging from 85 to 140kW.

A debut for the Audi RS Q2 could come next year or early in 2018, but Audi has said nothing at this stage. Watch this space.

Rendering by X-Tomi .

MORE: 2017 Audi R8 Spyder Unveiled At New York Auto Show
MORE News & Reviews:
Audi | Q2 | SUVs

TMR Comments
Latest Comments
New cars for sale View more
Mercedes-Benz GLA180 $44,200 to $44,200
Plus ORC
$48,537 More Information
Jeep Compass Trailhawk $28,850 to $28,850
Plus ORC
$49,117 More Information
Infiniti Q30 Sport $38,900 to $38,900
Plus ORC
$49,272 More Information
Renault Megane R.S. 280 $22,490 to $22,490
Plus ORC
$49,367 More Information
BMW 118d Sport Line $44,990 to $44,990
Plus ORC
$49,367 More Information
Toyota Prius V i-Tech $37,590 to $37,590
Plus ORC
$49,777 More Information
Subaru WRX Premium $39,340 to $39,340
Plus ORC
$50,157 More Information
MINI Countryman Cooper D $41,900 to $41,900
Plus ORC
$50,322 More Information
BMW X1 sDrive18i $45,900 to $45,900
Plus ORC
$50,322 More Information
Peugeot 308 GTi $26,990 to $26,990
Plus ORC
$50,417 More Information
Show All