Albeit fun-sized, this little luxury performance SUV is no small deal.
The Audi RS Q3 is turning 10 this year, and in its decade of existence, it has yet to fail in impressing with plenty of power and performance for its small size, especially in a luxury performance SUV world that’s full of big engines in even bigger footprints. Celebrating the unique character of the car in its 10th anniversary year is the new 2023 Audi RS Q3 edition 10 years, sporting Audi’s incredibly famous 2.5-liter 5-cylinder turbocharged engine, with an incredible 394 horsepower and 354 lb/ft of torque. With a 7-speed transmission and permanent all-wheel drive, the small but formidable machine is ready to rumble and show off its unique 5-cylinder engine note as it gets from 0-60 in less than 4.5 seconds and rockets all the way up to an optional 174 mph.
The 10 years version of the car features two colors: Dew Silver matte effect or metallic Chronos Gray, with the latter being exclusive to the special edition of the RS Q3, which is limited to 555 examples worldwide. The interior also features exclusive touches, like the seatback covers which are finished for the first time in the RS Q3 in matte carbon, with “1 of 555” commemorative plaques and embroidery throughout. Available to order in Germany at the end of 2022, the package is priced at roughly $5,800, and it celebrates a small vehicle yet a big player in the luxury performance SUV world.