Comfortable, versatile and connected:,orders now being taken for new Audi Q3

  • Compact SUV with superb everyday utility and enhanced comfort

  • Digital operating and display concept as well as innovative assist systems

  • Two engines for the market launch, Audi Q3 35 TFSI from 33,700 euros in Germany

Via Audi Media Cen­ter

The new Audi Q3 is more strik­ing, roomi­er and more ver­sa­tile. At the same time it offers tech­ni­cal refine­ments from the full-size seg­ment and a fur­ther devel­oped sus­pen­sion for enhanced dri­ving dynam­ics with even more com­fort. Audi is now accept­ing orders for the com­pact fam­i­ly SUV. The base price for the Q3 in Ger­many is 33,700 euros.

Ver­sa­tile and spa­cious: the space con­cept
The new Audi Q3 looks much sporti­er than its pre­de­ces­sor – with the strik­ing Sin­gle­frame in octag­o­nal design, large air inlets and strong mus­cles over the wheel arch­es. Com­pared with the first gen­er­a­tion, the com­pact SUV has grown in vir­tu­al­ly all dimen­sions. It is 4,484 mil­lime­ters (14.7 ft) long, 1,849 mil­lime­ters (6.1 ft) wide and 1,585 mil­lime­ters (5.2 ft) high. Its wheel­base, which has been stretched by 77 mil­lime­ters (3.0 in), offers lots of space. At the same time the Q3 is extreme­ly ver­sa­tile – thanks to the rear seats, which can be adjust­ed fore/aft and for tilt, height-adjustable load­ing floor along with numer­ous stor­age com­part­ments. Depend­ing on the posi­tion of the rear seats and back­rests, the lug­gage com­part­ment capac­i­ty is between 530 and 1,525 liters (18.7 and 53.9 cu ft).

Dig­i­tal and sporty: the inte­ri­or
In typ­i­cal SUV fash­ion, the Audi Q3 com­bines easy access and good all-round vis­i­bil­i­ty with a sporty seat­ing posi­tion. The steer­ing wheel is steeply angled accord­ing­ly. The seats – elec­tri­cal­ly adjustable as an option – offer com­fort from the next larg­er vehi­cle cat­e­go­ry. The high­lights include the new oper­at­ing and dis­play con­cept: even the basic ver­sion of the Audi Q3 comes with a dig­i­tal instru­ment clus­ter. In con­junc­tion with MMI nav­i­ga­tion plus, the dri­ver con­trols the exten­sive info­tain­ment via the 10.1-inch touch­screen dis­play in the cen­ter con­sole. Togeth­er with the air con­di­tion­ing con­trols, it is tilt­ed ergonom­i­cal­ly toward the dri­ver. Oper­a­tion is intu­itive and easy to fol­low thanks to the flat menu struc­ture. Alter­na­tive­ly the dri­ver can issue com­mands using voice con­trol.

Intel­li­gent­ly con­nect­ed: info­tain­ment and assist sys­tems
The Q3 is also exten­sive­ly con­nect­ed with the data trans­mis­sion stan­dard LTE Advanced, Wi-Fi hotspot and Audi con­nect ser­vices. The nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem rec­og­nizes the driver’s pref­er­ences based on pre­vi­ous jour­neys, allow­ing it to gen­er­ate suit­able route sug­ges­tions. Points of inter­est, park­ing spaces and fill­ing sta­tions appear direct­ly on the nav­i­ga­tion map. The SUV uti­lizes the Audi fleet’s swarm intel­li­gence to fore­cast the avail­abil­i­ty of road­side park­ing space, to pro­vide infor­ma­tion on haz­ardous spots and cur­rent speed lim­its. The myAu­di app sup­ple­ments the port­fo­lio and seam­less­ly con­nects the smart­phone to the Q3. The cus­tomer can, for instance, trans­fer nav­i­ga­tion routes and the smart­phone cal­en­dar to the MMI and locate where their car is parked.

Like with the brand’s full-size mod­els, the Audi Q3 also offers a range of inno­v­a­tive assist sys­tems, includ­ing adap­tive cruise assist. It incor­po­rates the func­tions of adap­tive cruise con­trol, traf­fic jam assist and active lane assist. In this way it assists the dri­ver with lon­gi­tu­di­nal and lat­er­al con­trol – sub­stan­tial­ly enhanc­ing com­fort on long jour­neys in par­tic­u­lar. Along with the Audi pre sense basic and Audi pre sense front safe­ty sys­tems, the Audi side assist lane change warn­ing sys­tem and the Audi active lane assist are fit­ted ex works.

Mar­ket launch: three engine/transmission vari­ants and spe­cial edi­tion
The new Audi Q3 enters the Ger­man mar­ket with two engines and front-wheel dri­ve. The entry-lev­el engine is the 1.5 TFSI with 110 kW (150 hp) and 250 Nm (184.4 lb-ft) of torque. It fea­tures the cylin­der on demand sys­tem, which switch­es off the sec­ond and third cylin­der tem­porar­i­ly at low and medi­um loads, thus help­ing reduce fuel con­sump­tion. With the man­u­al six-speed trans­mis­sion, the Audi Q3 35 TFSI (com­bined fuel con­sump­tion in l/100 km: 6.3 — 6.0* (37.3 — 39.2 US mpg); com­bined CO2 emis­sions in g/km: 145 — 139* (233.4 — 223.7 g/mi)) accel­er­ates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 9.6 sec­onds, and takes it to a top speed of 211 km/h (131.1 mph). If the cus­tomer choos­es the sev­en-speed S tron­ic (com­bined fuel con­sump­tion in l/100 km: 5.9 — 5.7* (39.9 — 41.3 US mpg); com­bined CO2 emis­sions in g/km: 134 — 130* (215.7 — 209.2 g/mi)), the sprint takes 9.2 sec­onds, with the propul­sive pow­er end­ing at 207 km/h (128.6 mph). The same fig­ures also apply to the Audi Q3 35 TDI with S tron­ic (com­bined fuel con­sump­tion in l/100 km: 4.9 — 4.7* (48.0 — 50.0 US mpg); com­bined CO2 emis­sions in g/km: 128 — 123* (206.0 — 197.9 g/mi)). The smooth-run­ning two-liter engine also pro­duces 110 kW (150 hp) and deliv­ers 340 Nm (250.8 lb-ft) of torque to the crank­shaft.

The new Audi Q3 will be man­u­fac­tured at the Győr plant in Hun­gary and is avail­able to order in Ger­many from 33,700 euros. On mar­ket launch of the com­pact fam­i­ly SUV, Audi is offer­ing its cus­tomers the spe­cial-edi­tion “edi­tion one” mod­el. Its exten­sive equip­ment is based on the

S line with a par­tic­u­lar­ly sporty exte­ri­or. Apart from the sport sus­pen­sion, 20-inch wheels and Matrix LED head­lights, the high­lights also include sport seats, the flat-bot­tomed leather steer­ing wheel and the contour/ambient light­ing. Sporty pulse orange and ele­gant chronos gray are avail­able as paint fin­ish­es.


Joao Lamares

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