The new Q3 is the premium Audi SUV in compact form. It is sporty, efficient and versatile – an urban vehicle that is equally at home on or off the road.
Design and body The sporty design underscores the character of the Audi Q3. The low roof line and the flat D-pillars underscore the dynamics. Supplementing the design and sport trim lines are three packages with which customers can customize the exterior of their vehicles.
Xenon plus headlights are standard. The optional LED headlights are particularly bright and energy-efficient. Audi offers them in combination with the dynamic turn signals integrated into the redesigned LED tail lights.
The base version of the SUV has a curb weight (without driver) of just 1,385 kg (3,053.4 lb). The engine hood and tailgate are both made of aluminum. As is typical on Q models from Audi, the tailgate, which wraps around the pillars, integrates the undivided tail lights.
Interior Inside, the Audi Q3 offers plenty of room, with high-quality workmanship and a clean ergonomic design that reinforce its premium status. The luggage compartment has a basic volume of 460 liters (16.2 cu ft), which can be increased to 1,365 liters (48.2 cu ft) by folding down the rear seat backrests. Standard equipment includes an extending luggage compartment cover. Audi also offers an optional power tailgate.
Drive system The engine lineup includes four TFSI and four TDI units producing between 88 kW (120 hp) and 162 kW (220 hp) of power. All of the engines are as powerful as they are efficient. As a 2.0 TDI ultra, the Q3 has a combined fuel consumption of merely 4.2 liters per 100 kilometers (56.0 US mpg) with emissions of 109 grams of CO2 per kilometer (175.4 g/mi).
1.4 TFSI with 92 kW (125 hp)
1.4 TFSI COD ultra with 110 kW (150 hp)
1.4 TFSI COD with 110 kW (150 hp)
2.0 TFSI quattro with 132 kW (180 hp)
2.0 TFSI quattro with 162 kW (220 hp)
2.0 TDI with 88 kW (120 hp)
2.0 TDI ultra with 110 kW (150 hp)
2.0 TDI and 2.0 TDI quattro with 110 kW (150 hp)
2.0 TDI quattro with 135 kW (184 hp)
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.2 – 4.2 (32.7 – 56.0 US mpg) Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 168 – 109 (270.4 – 175.4 g/mi) (Figures vary depending on engine/transmission/wheels/tires)
The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system is available for many engines, either as an option or as standard equipment. The Q3 is available with a manual transmission or a six-speed or seven-speed S tronic.
Suspension The chassis of the Audi Q3 combines safe and agile handling, with comfort afforded on all road surfaces. The Audi drive select system lets drivers modify key technology modules, including the optional active dampers, to suit their personal preferences. Hill descent control is available as an option.
Equipment Audi can install a panoramic glass sunroof or LED interior light package as an option. The range of driver assistance systems is diverse: park assist autonomously steers the car into a parking space; Audi side assist uses radar to make changing lanes easier, and Audi active lane assist helps keep the car in the driving lane. The top infotainment system is MMI navigation plus – which is a navigation system with a hard drive. The Audi connect module including car phone connects the Q3 to the internet.
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.
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (http://www.dat.de).