The Audi Q2* is an SUV with corners and edges. The vehicle measures 1.51 meters (5.0 ft) tall and 1.79 meters (5.9 ft) wide. The overhangs are short with a vehicle length of 4.19 meters (13.7 ft) and a wheelbase of 2.60 meters (8.5 ft).
Eye-catching: the blade on the C-pillar
The polygonal design brings new facets to the brand’s formal idiom. The engine hood is sculpted; the octagonal Singleframe grille positioned high. It gives the front of the Q2 a clear SUV look. The structure of the grille varies the polygon theme, as do the two large, strongly contoured air inlets. Their design varies according to the trim line. The flat, center air inlet terminates in the underbody protection.
The coupe-like roof line defines the side view. It stretches low over the vehicle body. The ratio of sheet metal to glass surfaces – roughly one-third to two-thirds – is a characteristic element of the Audi formal idiom. A blade in a contrasting paint finish is a strong accent on the flat C-pillar.
The play of polygonal shapes also creates attractive effects on the flanks of the Audi Q2. The sharply drawn shoulder line running from the headlights to the fenders splits below the windows into two contours arranged one above the other. They frame a concave surface with six corners. The concave shape of the flanks emphasizes the wheels and with them the quattro character of the compact SUV.
The rear of the Audi Q2 is boldly sculpted. A long roof spoiler, a powerfully arched bumper and a diffuser that has an underbody-protection look – differentiated according to the trim line – give the car a solid road stance. On the left side, the exhaust system terminates in a single tailpipe; models with over 110 kW have two tailpipes.
Striking signature features: headlights and rear lights
The headlights are available in two versions: halogen technology is standard; LED technology is optional. The latter offer a greater range,a wide side illumination pattern and with their white light resemble daylight. 31 light-emitting diodes in each unit provide the lighting functions. Similar to the Audi Q7*, the daytime running lights produce an arrow signature pointing to the Singleframe grille. The LED headlights are energy-efficient, maintenance-free and longlife. Fans and heat sinks modulate their temperature. Besides the low-beam, they also include the navigation-based junction light, highway beam and dynamic headlight range control.
In combination with LED headlights, Audi also provides rear lights in LED technology. Their 78 diodes provide for an unmistakable signature, with the tail lights in the form of an arrow. Dynamic turn signals are another feature of rear lights. They run in intervals of four-tenths of a second from the inside out, sending a very clear signal when changing directions. It improves visibility by as much as 38 percent.
Strict lightweight construction concept: 1,205 kg (2,656.6 lb) curb weight
The safety cell of the Audi Q2 is extremely torsionally rigid and a guarantor for the high build quality typical for Audi. High-strength steels make up 22 percent of the structure. They are used in the A- and B-pillars, the roof line and the floor, and provide a high level of passive occupant safety in the event of an accident.
The blanks are heated in a furnace to over 900 degrees Celsius and shaped immediately thereafter at around 200 degrees Celsius in a cooled pressing die. The extreme change in temperature imbues them with extraordinary tensile strength, allowing them to get by with relatively low wall thicknesses. The Audi Q2 with the three-cylinder TFSI engine thus weighs just 1,205 kilograms (2,656.6 lb). This relatively light curb weight and the high rigidity enable sporty handling combined with great comfort. Sound-damping glazing guarantees a low noise level, even at high speeds on the highway.
Top value in the SUV world: cw 0.30
The compact SUV sets standards in aerodynamics. Its Cd value is only 0.30. Numerous details contribute to this top result: The air inlets in the bumper and the blades on the C-pillars are aerodynamically optimized. The roof edge spoiler extends far to the rear so that the flow of air breaks off late and cleanly. The underbody of the Audi Q2 is extensively paneled to prevent turbulence. The radiator is sealed to the rear so that the inflowing air reaches it with virtually no losses. Even the rear lights have small spoilers. These can also be found in front of the wheels and on the fuel tank.
As you like it: colors and add-on parts
The add-on parts – the lower edge of the bumper, the underbody protection, the Singleframe and air inlet grilles, the wheel arches and the sill trims – are available in three versions depending on the trim line. On the base model they are grained black; with the design line they are finished in the contrasting color Manhattan gray; and in the sport line they are finished in the body color.
The blades on the C-pillars, on the other hand, come standard in the body color. Audi finishes them in Manhattan gray with the design line and design selection, ice silver with the sport line and S line sport package. The colors titanium gray matt and ibis white are available as options.
The S line exterior package appeals to particularly sporty customers. Here the add-on parts are even more boldly designed. Options include the Audi exclusive titanium black styling package and dark privacy glazing for the rear. Customers seeking even more exclusivity can choose the customized paint finish from the Audi exclusive range offered by quattro GmbH or customize their Q2 with film designs for many areas of the body.
Audi offers a total of 12 paint finishes for the Q2, including the solid finishes ibis white, brilliant black, Vegas yellow and the new quantum gray. Metallic paint finishes are available in glacier white, nano gray, tango red, floret silver, mythos black and vibrant coral orange, which is exclusive to the Q2. Rounding out the color palette are Daytona gray pearl effect and Ara blue crystal effect.
The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.