THE FACTS: AUDI RS Q3

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - ROAD TEST -

IT IS: First of the Q se­ries of all-road­ers to get the ul­tra high per­for­mance RS treat­ment, with bags of power and a low­ered sports sus­pen­sion, brakes, etc.

PRICE AND PACE: A feisty £43,000 with 0-62mph in 5.5 sec­onds through a lovely 7-speed au­to­matic gear­box. Man­ual gears are not of­fered on the RS.

ECON­OMY: Over­all, an of­fi­cial 32mpg - un­usu­ally achieved on the test, too.

POWER: A 2.5 litre turbo en­gine de­liv­ers 306 brake horse power and 309 lb ft of torque.

NEXT: Audi has an­nounced that the A1 hatch will get the SUV treat­ment, as the Q1, on sale in 2016.

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