The new Audi Q3 is a family SUV with great all-round talents. In the second generation it appears not only visually more self-confident, but offers far greater utility value thanks to abundant space, comprehensive adaptability and many practical details. The Singleframe in octagon design and large side air inlets characterize the masculine front-end. Large and adaptable: Depending on the position of the rear seats and backrests, the luggage compartment capacity totals 530 or 675 liters. With the backrests folded down the figure rises to 1,525 liters. Furthermore the new Audi Q3 features a digital cockpit and a large MMI touch response. Numerous infotainment solutions from the full-size segment connect the compact SUV with its environment. The new 360 degrees camera supports the driver when parking. These also enhance comfort.
The optional Audi connect module offers a wide array of features. They range from navigation with Google Earth and Google Street View to traffic information online and social media such as twitter which have been specially prepared for use in the car.
Optionally top extras include the two-zone air conditioning, the auxiliary heating, the heated steering wheel and the panoramic glass sunroof.
The format of the aluminum wheels ranges from 17 and 18 inch – depending on the exterior trim – up to 20 inch in diameter.
Exclusive touches on the special edition model include the Audi rings in the Singleframe and the model designation on the rear finished in black.
Optionally the new Audi Q3 features Matrix LED headlights whose adaptive high beam intelligently illuminates the road.
Depending on the position of the rear seats and backrests, the luggage compartment capacity totals 530 or 675 liters (18.7/23.8 cu ft).
With the backrests folded down the figure rises to 1,525 liters (53.9 cu ft).
Away with the analog instruments: Even with the standard MMI radio there is a digital instrument cluster with a 10.25 inch screen diagonal. With MMI radio plus, the first option level, customers can upgrade the instrument cluster as an option to the Audi virtual cockpit with additional functions.
Great sound experience: The Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System with virtual 3D sound provides three-dimensional audio in the new Audi Q3.
As an option, the driver can vary the characteristics of the Audi Q3 depending on the driving situation, road conditions or personal needs using the Audi drive select dynamic handling system.
The electric tailgate provides effortless access to the luggage compartment. In conjunction with the convenience key, it can also be opened and closed with a kicking motion.
Forward thrust appearance: the color-contrasting wheel arch trims emphasize the offroad look. Supported by a long roof edge spoiler, which also flanks the rear window at the side, the steeply raked D pillars of the body line a dynamic optic.
Pure baggage space
Total storage space
Large and adaptable: the space concept
The new Audi Q3, which is based on the Volkswagen Group’s modular transverse matrix, has grown in virtually all dimensions and is positioned in the upper compact SUV segment. It is 4,485 millimeters long, making it 97 millimeters longer than its predecessor. In terms of width, it has grown 25 millimeters to 1,856 millimeters, but at 1,585 millimeters is 5 millimeters flatter than the first-generation Q3. Its wheelbase, which has been stretched 77 millimeters to 2,680 millimeters is much more spacious – knee room, headroom and elbow room are even larger.
The operating and display concept of the family SUV has been overhauled from the ground up – Audi has done away with the analog instruments. MMI radio plus digital instrument cluster comes with a 10.25 inch screen diagonal, which the driver operates using the multifunction steering wheel. Customers can upgrade the instrument cluster to access road and engine speed as well as information on music tracks. MMI Touch Screen and Audi virtual cockpit are standard in the Q3 S Line version.
Superb road handling
Maneuverable in town, agile on country roads, balanced on the highway – the suspension on the Audi Q3 offers a wide spread. The sporty character of the predecessor model has been retained, but enhanced with a clear dose of additional comfort. The new SUV takes bumpy roads with ease – thanks also to the longer wheelbase. The Audi Q3 comes with a 1.5 liter petrol engine, combined with front-wheel drive, delivering 110 kW (150 hp) power output. The turbocharged four-cylinder direct injection engine is powerful, refined and efficient. Power is transferred by a fast-shifting seven-speed S tronic. The new Q3 fitted with 18 inch cast alloy wheels,5-spoke Y-style, partly polished, and as an option can go up to 20 inch in diameter, the latter from Audi Sport GmbH and fitted with size 255/40 tires.
Convenience and safety
The Audi Q3 comes with electromechanical power steering, cruise control and tyre monitor which in combination with S tronic substantially enhance comfort on long journeys in particular.
The headlights are narrow and run inwards with their wedge shape. LED Headlights are standard and Q3 Advanced version comes with Matrix LED Headlights whose adaptive high beam intelligently illuminates the road. A highlight in the side view is the symmetrical lighting graphics of the headlights and rear LED lights with dynamic indicators.
Even more sportiness
with special editions
Audi customers can customize their car with numerous optional extras. For instance the S line exterior package, which also includes color highlighting for many details, makes for a decidedly sporty look. The sport suspension, 20 inch wheels and Matrix LED headlights are also included in the equipment specification. Exclusive touches on the special edition model include the Audi rings in the Singleframe and the model designation on the rear finished in black. Pulse orange and Chronos gray are available as paint finishes. Highlights in the interior include sport seats with specific contrasting stitching, the flat-bottomed leather steering wheel, the contour/ambient lighting package and aluminum-look trim. Elements of the instrument panel and the door armrests are finished in Alcantara.