Winter sports and functionality – the Audi Q3 red track
Compact SUV as the themed vehicle at the Wörthersee
New, practical solutions and many individual design highlights
2.5-liter five-cylinder turbocharged engine developing 250 kW (340 hp)
and 450 Nm (331.90 lb-ft)
The Audi Q3 red track Woerthersee
The Audi Q3 red track Woerthersee
Audi will present a special themed vehicle at the Wörthersee Tour from
May 16th– the Audi Q3 red track with an output of 250 kW (340 hp).
This compact SUV couples its powerful nature with a sporty lifestyle.
The Q3 red track is a highlight of the young model series that
launched in 2011.
The Audi Q3 red track themed vehicle represents a new, potential
variation on the SUV concept. It has been designed for young, sporty
people. The Audi Q3 red track is a sporty and robust compact SUV
offering many practical attributes, an elegant appearance and
individual design highlights.
The vehicle is painted in the color developed specially for it –
Energy Red, with the red paint containing golden pearlescent
particles. Its add-on body parts are in matt gray quartz-based paint,
and underline the vehicle's robust and rugged appearance. The
high-gloss package, a characteristic feature of the model line,
enhances the area around the windows with eye-catching elements in
aluminum and high-gloss black.
Vertical struts made from aluminum are integrated in the single-frame
grille. They extend across the full height of the grille. In the area
of the horizontal panel, which carries the license plate on
series-built vehicles, they are pulled outwards to striking effect.
The struts present the two-tone theme which the Audi designers have
developed for the Q3 red track. Their side edges are painted in a matt
quartz-based paint, while the slim front faces have a high-gloss
In the headlights, the zones in the lower area of the light-guide
elements, which generate the daytime running lights, are painted in
the body color.
Eyecatching features on the sides of the Q3 red track are the flared
wheel arches and the running boards, which Audi is to incorporate into
the extensive range of Q3 accessories. The newly styled aluminum roof
rails are specially designed for transporting skis – made of carbon.
The front roof-rail support integrates compact, energy-efficient,
wide-angled LED lights that illuminate the area around the Audi Q3 red
track. They are controlled via buttons in the roof module.
The Audi Q3 red track features five-arm wheels in 8.5 J x 20 format.
Mirroring the single-frame grille, their visible edges have a
light-colored, high-gloss finish, while the inside areas feature the
same matt quartz-based paint. The off-road tires are size 255/45.
Track width has increased by 40 millimeters (1.57 inches) at the front
and rear compared to series-built models, and the body is 30
millimeters (1.18 inches) higher. The themed vehicle also features
unique solutions at the back – the two tailpipes of the dual-branch
exhaust system are integrated in the diffuser and underbody guard
In the interior of the Audi Q3 red track, three colors offer an
ambience of sophistication and sporty elegance – black, gray and red.
The headlining is made from titanium gray Alcantara; large parts of
the interior, including the carpet, are black. The black, ribbed floor
mats are edged with narrow strips of red Velvet leather.
An innovative leather/fabric material is used for the upholstery –
thin strips of leather just a few tenths of a millimeter wide are
interwoven with yarn. The upholstery features piping with double
seams; like the contrasting stitching, the piping is red. Small
sections of the upholstery are made from red Velvet leather – a
hardwearing material that looks similar to nubuck leather at first
glance, but in fact has a finer structure. The segments integrated in
the door trims are also in red Velvet leather, trimmed in steel gray
Fine Nappa leather.
The entire instrument panel in the themed vehicle is trimmed in black
Fine Nappa leather. Contrasting stitching in titanium gray is an
elegant highlight. The leather across the hood of the instrument
cluster is steel gray with red contrasting stitching. This color
scheme is replicated on the door armrests at the front and rear. The
front section of the center tunnel also features leather trim.
The inlays around the S tronic selector lever, at the front of the
cockpit and in the doors comprise a three-dimensional stainless steel
mesh that requires a complex manufacturing process. The selector lever
features a high-gloss black ring and an aluminum badge with a milled
"Q3" logo. The selector lever gaiter is enhanced by red
Aluminum takes center stage in the instrument cluster. The most
striking elements are the metal dials around the speedometer and rev
counter. They were made using a rotary-grinding process. Metal is also
used on their rings and around the edges of the control lights.
Horizontal bars and small fins give the dials and needle centers a
sporty, three-dimensional look.
The leather steering wheel features red contrasting stitching and
aluminum trim. Behind it are two large shift paddles for manually
controlling the seven-speed S tronic. The footrest and the pedals have
thin pads made from rubber. Slits offer a glimpse of the stainless
steel beneath the pads.
In some parts of the interior the trims are in high-gloss black – the
display and control elements on top of them appear to float. This
applies to the area surrounding the driver information system, the
zone around the air vents, the periphery of the MMI terminal and the
row of switches on the center console. Aluminum inserts give the black
switches an air of sophistication. Chrome trims adorn the controls of
the air conditioning system; the air vents have black ribs and
chrome-trimmed rotary knobs.
The soft keys for the MMI navigation plus system are made from
aluminum, while the control terminal benefits visually from narrow
strips of the same material. The monitor, which can be folded out
manually, features trim that matches the surface of the instrument
panel. The system includes an animation showing the longitudinal and
latitudinal tilt angle of the Audi Q3 red track. In regions that are
not included in the map data, the MMI navigation plus system logs the
GPS coordinates of the route – for assistance during the return
The interior of the Audi Q3 red track includes two practical devices
for winter sports fans. The side wall of the luggage compartment
houses a charging station. It can be used for storing flashlights and
charging them inductively at the same time. The same technology is
used for the Thermos canister. It is located in the cup holder between
the front seats and is able to chill or warm drinks. Both devices have
LEDs that show the current charge level. One attractive extra is that,
in addition to LED lighting, the flashlights incorporate an infra-red
heating element that can be used for warming your hands or a pair of
Another intelligent solution in the themed vehicle is the luggage
compartment mat, which has integrated heated seat cushions. The mat
can be folded out and laid over the loading lip. This protects the
edge of the luggage compartment while the vehicle is being loaded or
unloaded, and also provides a warm area to sit on when putting on or
taking off your ski boots. Small LED spotlights on the inside of the
tailgate provide light.
The Audi Q3 red track features a 2.5-liter five-cylinder TFSI engine
with direct injection and turbocharging that generates an output of
250 kW (340 hp) and 450 Nm (331.90 lb-ft) of torque from a
displacement of 2,480 cc.
The engine's five cylinders are consecutively numbered; red
wrinkled-finish paint has been applied to the cylinder head cover. A
panel made from carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) partially
covers the engine, and the air filter is also protected against dirt.
There is a decorative trim made from plastic around the engine
The power of the turbocharged five-cylinder unit is transferred to the
quattro permanent all-wheel drive system via a seven-speed S tronic
transmission. The Audi Q3 red track accelerates from zero to 100 km/h
(62.14 mph) in 5.4 seconds and continues to a top speed of 263 km/h
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