With sharper lines similar to all of the new Audi models, a wealth of sophisticated technology and more space, comfort and technology, the all-new Audi Q3 is here.
We are realising more and more that modern life is a balancing act and the new Audi Q3 is a compact SUV that juggles it all in style. With more space inside, a more striking appearance on the outside and enough SUV road presence to inspire confidence yet compact enough to handle tight urban streets, the new Audi Q3 makes getting it just right look effortless.
The new Audi Q3 will be available in the UK from late autumn with first deliveries expected in December 2018. There will be a choice of Sport or S Line specifications available at launch with four engine options. Three TFSI and one TDI with power outputs ranging from 150PS to 230PS.
The new Q3 displays the same exterior characteristics as all of the new Audi offensive with sharper lines, creases and an instantly Audi recognisable front grille with its octagonal design framed with slimmer LED headlights. LED daytime running lights and dynamic rear indicators are also features.
There is a choice of 11 paint colours available with the option of a contrasting colour finish for the Sport model allowing you to give your new Q3 a touch of your own style.
It is 4,485 millimetres long, making it 97 millimetres longer than its predecessor, and has grown in width by 18 millimetres to 1,849 millimetres, but at 1,585 millimetres it sits five millimetres lower than the first-generation Q3. Its wheelbase, which has been stretched 78 millimetres to 2,681 millimetres, facilitates the inclusion of considerably more knee room, headroom and elbow room.
The interior in the new Q3 is more sophisticated and is complimented by a cabin design which is clearly inspired by Audi's full-size models. The minimalist instrument panel takes centre of attention and is surrounded by a wide chrome strip. It is divided into two levels with the top including the air vents and the bottom encompassing a large octogonal area with black-panel look. A high-gloss black trim surrounds the central element of the new operating concept: the fully digital 10.1 inch MMI touch display.
Supportive sport seats with either full cloth upholstery in Sport models or a combination of cloth and synthetic Twin leather in the S line are standard. In the S line there are two further extra cost upholstery options - full Twin leather or Twin leather and Alcantara – and the latter option is also available for the Sport model. For the first time Alcantara also appears as an option for the surfaces of the instrument panel and the door armrests. They are available in three colours, including a bold orange.
There will be a choice of Sport or S Line specifications available at launch with four engine options. Three TFSI and one TDI with power outputs ranging from 150PS to 230PS.
Entry level will be the 1.5 litre TFSI engine with 150PS and 250 Nm of torque. Using the new Audi naming convention it will be badged as 35 TFSI and will be fitted with a fast-shifting seven-speed S tronic and front-wheel drive with a six-speed manual coming later.
The 2.0 litre TFSI will be named as 40 TFSI and comes with 190PS and 320 Nm of Torque.The remaining TFSI engine is the 45 TFSI with 230PS and 350 Nm of Torque. Both of these options are coupled as standard with the seven-speed S tronic gearbox and use quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
The only diesel engine available is the 2.0 litre unit with 150PS and 340 NM of Torque. This will be named as the 35 TDI model and is initially available with manual transmission and quattro drive. A seven-speed S tronic will be offered in combination with front-wheel drive shortly afterward along with a 2.0 TDI developing 190PS to extend the range.
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