Audi finally took the wraps off the Q2 baby crossover last week in Geneva, so obviously independent artists are already taking a stab at envisioning future derivatives.
The paint has barely dried on Audi’s smallest Q model, so it is too early to say whether there is going to be a range-topping RS version. If we were to rely on the rumor mill, the Q2 will eventually spawn an RS version said to use a 300-hp version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine. Even if this is true, it won’t come out sooner than the second half of 2017.
Knowing how Audi’s designers work on RS-badged models, chances are that the RS Q2 will look a lot like these renders, that is if there is actually going to be one. While we are waiting, the most powerful version of the Q2 on offer will have a 2.0-liter TFSI unit pushing out 190 horsepower (140 kilowatts.)
There are also talks about an SQ2 model using a biturbodiesel 2.0-liter engine as seen in the Volkswagen Passat where it churns 240 hp (176 kW) and 369 pound-feet (500 newton meters) of torque. This hot diesel could actually happen taking into account Audi trademarked the “SQ2” moniker towards the end of 2013. Keep in mind that an SQ2 version doesn’t necessarily mean it will have only a TDI engine as the SQ5 for example also comes with a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 TFSI unit in select markets.
With Audi trying to fill every possible niche, don't be too surprised if an SQ2 and/or RS Q2 will see the light of production day at some point in the future.