The new Audi Q3* has a strong and confident road stance. The coupe-like roofline and sharply sloped D-pillars give the silhouette an expressive and sporty look. As with its predecessor, the dimensions are compact. The length is 4,388 millimeters (14.4 ft); width 1,831 millimeters (6.0 ft); height (minus antenna) is 1,590 millimeters (5.2 ft): and the wheelbase 2,603 millimeters (8.5 ft).
Dominating horizontal lines up front and in the rear underscore the width and make the Audi Q3 distinctive and expressive. The sculpted Singleframe grille is the defining element of the front of the car. Its enlarged top corners extend to the headlights. In the redesigned bumper, honeycomb grilles and struts in the air intakes, which are framed by sharp edges. A front splitter extends forward below the flat, center intake.
Another change to the front end are the newly structured headlights. Xenon plus units with LED daytime running lights and all-weather lights are now standard. Audi also offers LED headlights with a distinctive LED daytime running light contour running around the headlight. In this variant, 27 particularly energy-efficient light-emitting diodes provide the lighting functions. Both headlights can be supplemented with the high-beam assistant.
The defining element when viewing the Audi Q3 from the side is the flowing, coupe-like, early-sloping roof that tapers into a flat D-pillar. On the body of the vehicle, sharply drawn lines border powerfully taut surfaces. The body to greenhouse ratio of two-thirds to one-third is typical of Audi’s sporty design language. The tornado line below the windows forms an elegant light-refracting edge, and the side sills are more prominent. The wheel wells are strongly defined; the wheel arches boldly offset.
At the rear, the sculpted, wrap-around tailgate – a characteristic feature of the Audi Q models – amplifies the sense of width. An underbody guard caps the bottom of the rear end. The 2.0 TFSI with 162 kW (220 hp) has two separate tailpipes on the left and right; the other engine variants have dual tailpipes on the left. All have chrome tips. Both the diffuser and the large, undivided taillights – another characteristic of the Q models – have been redesigned.
The taillights come standard with halogen lamps, with LED technology available as an option. In combination with the LED headlights, the taillights also feature dynamic turn signals. Their individual light-emitting diodes are activated sequentially in blocks. The light moves in the direction the driver is turning, thus sending an unmistakable signal. The standard adaptive brake light pulses at a frequency of four Hertz and warns trailing drivers in the event of hard braking.
New shades: paint finishes
New shades have found their way to the color palette of the redesigned Audi Q3: Hainan Blue metallic, Cuvée Silver metallic and Utopia Blue metallic. These join the standard finishes Cortina White and Brilliant Black as well as additional optional colors, such as Floret Silver metallic, Glacier White metallic, Misano Red pearl effect, Monsoon Gray metallic, Mythos Black metallic and Tundra Brown metallic. Audi offers the color Daytona Gray pearl effect at a price savings in combination with the S line sport package.
There is a choice of three variants for the wheel arches, the sill strips and the underbody guard. These elements come standard in black; they are finished in a contrasting color with the design line and in the body color with the sport line. As exterior features, both lines offer exclusive 17-inch wheels, the gloss package around the windows and anodized aluminum roof rails.
There are also new equipment packages for the new Audi Q3: the S line sport package and the S line exterior package. The design line with the Audi exclusive design package and the Audi exclusive exterior design package is debuting with the launch of the Q3. All of the packages include different combinations of features such as special door entry sills, a stainless steel loading sill protector, and 17 and 18-inch wheels. With the Audi exclusive exterior design package, the sills on the body have a unique look; with the S line exterior package, the bumpers and diffuser feature a special design.
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.