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Audi Q3 - Audi's mid-size SUV offering



Audi Q3

The all-new Audi Q3 is the smallest in Audi's SUV range. Sitting below the Q5 and the Q7, the compact crossover's main competitor is the BMW X1.

One area in which the Q3 clearly beats the X1 hands down is in terms of styling. Although that's mainly because the BMW is so ugly, rather than the Q3 being a stunner.

The Audi Q3 looks neat and refined. The styling looks subdued, not gaudy and showy, and there is a nicely proportioned coupe-like profile.

The Q3's wraparound tailgate is similar in design to those on its larger siblings. In conjunction with the xenon plus headlights, LED light strips serve as tail lights.

On the inside, the Q3 features Audi's usual refinement. A large wraparound dashboard is designed to encapsulate the driver and front-seat passenger - a feature normally used on the brand's larger modes. An optional color display on the instrument panel is a first in the Q series.

From launch, five color schemes are available for the interior: black, gray, beige, and two shades of brown. With regard to upholstery, there are three fabric designs and three leather designs. For the inlays, there are four optional versions - including open-pored larch inlays and new silvery aluminum inlays with supplementary wire mesh and a 3D look. The S line sports package offers an additional inlay and bathes the entire interior in a cool black color.

The Audi Q3 will be available with one of four engines. Two gasoline engines and one TDI engine will be offered at first; with a second TDI engine appearing a little later. All four of the four-cylinder engines will have a displacement of 2.0 liters. They all deliver great output and terrific torque from 280 to 380 Nm (206.52 to 280.27 LB-ft). In addition, all engines combine Audi's mighty efficiency technologies: direct fuel injection, turbocharging, the start-stop system, and the energy recovery system.

The 2.0 TFSI delivers either 125 kW (170 hp) or 155 kW (211 hp). The more powerful version propels the Q3 from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 6.9 seconds and on up to a top speed of 230 km/h (142.92 mph). The 2.0 TDI is available with 130 kW (177 hp); a version with 103 kW (140 hp) is to come a little later. Paired with front-wheel drive, the version offering 103 kW (140 hp) averages less than 5.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (45.23 US mpg).

Both TFSI engines and the stronger of the TDI units will be supplied with quattro permanent all-wheel drive. Its key element is a hydraulic multi-plate clutch, which redistributes power at lightning speed from the front axle to the rear axle as needed.

The Q3 2.0 TDI with 103 kW (140 hp) will roll off the assembly line with front-wheel drive and - just like the Q3 2.0 TFSI quattro with 125 kW (170 hp) - with a six-speed manual transmission. The 130 kW (177 hp) TDI engine and the 155 kW (211 hp) TFSI combine quattro drive with a dynamic seven-speed S tronic. Gears can also be shifted via optional paddles on the steering wheel. When a driver selects efficiency mode in Audi drive select, the S tronic disengages a clutch while the sporty SUV is coasting and allows it to roll freely - which further enhances fuel efficiency.


Year (of specifications) 2011
Engine 2 diesel and 2 petrol options
Transmission FWD or AWD
Max speed -
0-60 mph -
Horsepower 140 - 211 hp
weight -



Audi Q3

Audi Q3

Audi Q3

Audi Q3

Audi Q3

Audi Q3 interior

Audi Q3 interior



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