The Audi Q3 Sportback is one of the most spacious models in its segment. The dimensions emphasize its sporty character: It is 4,500 mm (14.8 ft) long, 1,556 mm (5.1 ft) tall (without roof antenna), and 1,843 mm (6.05 ft) wide (with wheels from AUDI AG). This makes the SUV coupé 16 mm (0.6 in) longer, 29 mm (1.1 in) flatter, and 6 mm (0.2 in) thinner than the Audi Q3. The wheelbase is exactly 2,680 mm (8.8 ft) in both models and forms the basis for a generous space offering.
A compound of hot-formed steels forms the backbone of the passenger cell. They make up 25 percent of the body shell’s weight and combine extreme strength with low weight. These high-tech steels are the prerequisite for the body’s high level of rigidity – they constitute the basis for the precise handling and top-of-the-line manufacturing quality.
Thanks to sophisticated soundproofing and highly developed aeroacoustics, the noise level in the interior of the SUV coupé is very low. An acoustic windshield is installed as standard; tinted privacy glazing is available for the rear upon request.
Comfort and function: interior and equipment
The Audi Q3 Sportback has been designed as a fully fledged five seater. It offers comfortable entry, a good overview and a sporty seat position for the driver and front passenger. The front seats – electrically adjustable and heated on request – correspond to the level of the next higher vehicle class. In terms of the steering wheels, the range follows the equipment lines. It offers manifold varieties, including with regular or extended multifunction buttons, round or flattened at the bottom, with shift paddles, or an additional heated rim.
As standard, the rear seats of the SUV coupé can be moved fore/aft by 130 millimeters (5.1 in). Their backrests are divided at a ratio of 40:20:40 and their inclination can be adjusted in seven stages. Upon request, Audi can install a center armrest with a folding stowage compartment between the front seats that can be moved fore/aft and with adjustable inclination. The one for the rear passengers incorporates two handy cup holders. Further attractive optional equipment includes the two-piece panoramic glass sunroof and the two- and three-zone deluxe automatic air conditioning. The latter offers separate temperature distribution for the driver and front-passenger sides and for the rear. The stationary heater and ventilation regulates the temperature of the interior by means of a timer. It keeps the interior pleasantly cool in the summer while clearing the ice from the windows and heating up the car in the winter.
A capacity of up to 1,400 liters (49.4 cu ft): the luggage compartment
The large luggage compartment is another strength of the Audi Q3 Sportback: Depending on the position of the rear seats and backrests, its capacity is between 530 and 1,400 liters (18.7 and 49.4 cu ft). Depending on the equipment, the loading floor can be adjusted in two or three levels. If the rear shelf is not needed, it can be conveniently stowed under the loading floor. Audi also offers an electric tailgate upon request. In conjunction with the convenience key, the driver can open and close it with a foot motion. The storage and luggage compartment package is a further available option. It includes nets on the backs of the front seats, a compartment under the front passenger seat, a luggage compartment net, and LED spotlights in the tailgate.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.