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    • ~300 horsepower 2.5 liter turbo 5 cylinder Audi Q3 on the way (SQ3?), likely to arrive to in 2012

      Auto Motor Und Sport is reporting that recently in Zurich Audi CEO Rupert Stadler let it slip that a Q3 with the TT-RS 2.5 liter 6 cylinder turbo motor is coming. This will be a sport version of the Q3 which likely means the S badge. 'SQ3' may be the name but we need to see what precedent Audi sets for naming their performance SUV's when the higher performance versions of the Q5 arrive. We just hope this vehicle makes it to the USA as an SUV with the low curb weight of the Q3 and the power potential of a TT-RS will be a nice little platform.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: ~300 horsepower 2.5 liter turbo 5 cylinder Audi Q3 on the way (SQ3?), likely to arrive to in 2012 started by Sticky View original post
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      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        more suv-shaped devices to litter our roads. but can it blend?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        more suv-shaped devices to litter our roads. but can it blend?
        Hey, give it a chance. Lightweight, turbo, what's not to love? Would you prefer more "Efficiently Dynamic" 5300 pound SUV's that need twin turbo V8's to move?

        I bet one of these with a tune would run circles around an X6 M.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        i take the 5300 pound X6 M.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        i take the 5300 pound X6 M.
        Bah
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        come on man. 5 cylinders in a SUV? that's a shame for all SUV drivers.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        come on man. 5 cylinders in a SUV? that's a shame for all SUV drivers.
        Why?
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        add a few cylinders to it and it will be fine.
        5 isn't enough for a performance SUV.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        add a few cylinders to it and it will be fine.
        5 isn't enough for a performance SUV.
        Why not? It doesn't weigh 5300 pounds.

        GMC made one of the most kickass SUV's the world had ever seen with a turbo 6 cylinder.
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        add a few cylinders to it and it will be fine.
        5 isn't enough for a performance SUV.
        Q3 is going to be small. Something like mid-3,000 lbs.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        6 > 5
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        6 > 5
        There is nothing wrong with that 5 cylinder.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        Q3 is going to be small. Something like mid-3,000 lbs.
        less than 3000lbs? interesting.
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        less than 3000lbs? interesting.
        Not less than.

        Autoblog said the lightest version of the Q3 will weigh in at 3,300 lbs.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        Not less than.

        Autoblog said the lightest version of the Q3 will weigh in at 3,300 lbs.
        Exactly, no need for a larger motor.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        The 5 cylinder TFSI will be downtuned from 340 to 300 bhp for this car.
        Pictures of the car

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      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        The Q5 is already small. This Q3 will be smaller than the first gen X3, which is needless to say, USELESS.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        For US standards this car is tiny. On the European market however it will blend in nicely with the Renault Scenics and lookalikes of this world
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yomama69 Click here to enlarge
        The Q5 is already small. This Q3 will be smaller than the first gen X3, which is needless to say, USELESS.
        I had a first gen X3. Slightly smaller wouldn't really bother me all that much. I could do anything I needed to in the X3.