The Audi Q3 is an SUV offered by the German carmaker in a 2.0 litre diesel engine which is offered with a choice of a manual and an automatic transmission. The automatic is a 7 speed S tronic unit while the manual is a 6 speed gearbox. The 35 TDI is also offered with Audi's exclusive Quattro all wheel drive system while the 30 TDI S Edition has a front wheel drive. This SUV is available in one variant for each engine option and has a number of exterior, interior and upholstery colour options. The Audi Q3 measures 4,388 mm in length, 1,831 mm in width, 1,608 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,603 mm. Other features on the Audi Q3 include cruise control, hill hold assist, reversing camera, audi sound system and electrically adjustable seats.
Electrically adjustable front seats make it easy to find the right driving position
Audi Multimedia Information display is easy to use and intuitive
Xenon Plus headlight package with LED DRLs looks modern
The Audi Q3 SUV measures 4,388 mm in length, 1,831 mm in width, 1,608 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,603 mm. There are six exterior colour options, Mythos Black, Floret Silver, Utopia Blue, Cortina White, Tundra Brown and Misano Red. The Audi Q3 is offered with a 16 and 17 inch alloy wheel designs. All Audi Q3 SUV versions are offered with with DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps) and LED tail lamps.
Inside the Audi Q3, the upholstery is available in two colour options, Black and Pistachio Beige. The Audi Q3 has a dual zone air conditioning system and electrically adjustable front seats with the driver memory function. The steering wheel, which is also wrapped in leather comes with steering mounted audio, phone and cruise controls. All Audi Q3 variants are offered with Audi Multi Media Infotainment System.
The Audi Q3 is powered by a 2.0 litre diesel engine with two states of tune. In one format, it generates 174 hp of power at 4,200 rpm and 380 Nm of torque between 1,750 rpm and 2,500 rpm. This version has an automatic transmission while the other variant is mated to a manual gearbox. The manual gearbox trims produce 138 hp of power at 4,200 rpm and 320 Nm of torque. Both engine tunes have generous performance figures for most driving conditions.
Transmission available for one version of the Audi Q3 is a 7 speed S tronic automatic gearbox. This transmission is available only on the 35 TDI diesel engine powered variants. This variant also has Audi's exclusive all wheel drive Quattro system. The 30 TDI S Edition version has a 6 speed manual transmission without Audi's Quattro system.
In terms of safety, the Audi Q3 SUV is offered with 8 airbags, ABS (Anti lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), hill hold assist, traction control, Audi Multimedia Interface, and tyre pressure monitoring system.
The Audi Q3 has a claimed fuel efficiency of 15.73 kmpl for the 35 TDI variants and 17.32 kmpl for the 30 TDI S Edition versions. The company recommends sulphur free diesel for best performance as well as fuel efficiency.