Detroit, Michigan – Audi unveiled a themed concept version of its new compact SUV, the Q3 Vail, at the North American International Auto Show today and announced the Q3 will come to North America in late 2013.

The Q3 Vail is named after the famous winter sports venue in the United States. The themed vehicle has been designed for young fans of winter sports who love skiing or snowboarding, says the company.

The Audi Q3 Vail features a 2.5-litre five-cylinder TFSI engine with direct injection and turbocharging that generates an output of 314 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. The power of the turbocharged five-cylinder unit is transferred to the wheels via Audi’s quattro permanent all-wheel drive system and a seven-speed S tronic transmission. The
Audi Q3 Vail accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds and has a top speed of 262 km/h.

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