enjoy the action! A front-wheel drive mechanism also means the Q3 S, at 1,445 kg, weighs less than the Q3, and that is partly the reason the Q3 S never feels sluggish on the road—the Q3 S breaks the 10-second barrier to 100 kmpl and its highway manners are superlative. The company-claimed top speed is 202 kmpl. On the upside, you don’t really miss the Quattro all-wheel drive system—we drove it on different terrains, at different speeds, and once even in the rain, and didn’t feel any loss of traction. In fact, we also took the Q3 S to some rural, unmetalled roads and found that the suspension handles broken surfaces very well. On the downside, people who are used to automatic transmission might miss the same, especially while driving within city limits.
The Audi Q3 S offers ample room for five passengers and has an extra-large luggage compartment—a minimum of 460 litres that can be increased to 1,365 litres by folding down the rear split seats. The 2.0 TDI engine is frugal and makes the car run close to 18-20 km to a litre of diesel. And a 64-litre fuel tank means a range upwards of 1,000 km. Okay, it doesn’t come with a sunroof as standard and misses out on Audi’s new daytime running lights, but then everywhere else it is an Audi.