The Audi Q3 made its debut back in 2011 and since then, it became a successful model for the German company. Still, Audi needed to improve its smallest crossover and unveiled today the facelifted version. When it comes to design, the redesigned Audi Q3 arrived with a new Singleframe grille, brand new headlights which are offered as standard with xenon plus technology and LED daytime running lights, optional LED headlights as well as redesigned LED taillights.
At the top of the two new Q3 trim lines design and sport are the S line sport package, the S line exterior package, the Audi exclusive design package and the Audi exclusive exterior design package. Engine lineup comprises three TFSI units and three clean diesel four-cylinder units, developing between 120 hp (88 kW) and 220 hp (162 kW). Due to their fuel efficiency, the 1.4 TFSI COD and the 2.0 TDI bear the “Audi ultra” badge.
When equipped with a manual transmission, the Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI ultra is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.2 seconds, while top speed is limited at 204 km/h or almost 17 mph. The engine develops 150 hp (110 kW) and 340 Nm (250 lb-ft) of torque Using 17-inch tires optimized for fuel consumption, this model needs only 5.5 liters per 100 km (42.8 US mpg), corresponding to 127 grams CO2 per km.
When paired with the six-speed S tronic, fuel consumption increases to 5.8 liters per 100 km (40.6 US mpg), corresponding to 134 g/km of CO2. Using the six-speed S tronic, the Q3 is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.9 seconds, with a top speed limited at 204 km/h or 127 mpg. Meanwhile, the 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine generates 180 hp (132 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque.
With these numbers, the vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.3 seconds when power is delivered only to the front wheels and in 7.6 seconds when using a permanent all-wheel-drive Quattro system, with a top speed is 217 km/h or 135 mph. Fuel consumption is 6.7 l/100 km for the FWD version and 6.9 l/100 km when using the Quattro AWD system.
With the seven-speed S tronic transmission and Quattro all-wheel-drive, the Q3 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.6 seconds, while top speed is 217 km/h or 143 mph. Fuel consumption is 6.5 l/100 km (36.2 US mph), with CO2 emissions of 149 g/km. The most powerful version of the 2.0-liter TFSI engine generates 220 hp (162 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque.
Bolted to a seven-speed S tronic transmission which delivers the power to the Quattro permanent all-wheel-drive system, the Q3 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.4 seconds, with a top speed limited at 233 km/h or 145 mph. Fuel consumption is 6.6 l/100 km (35.6 US mpg), corresponding to CO2 emissions of 152 g/km.
The highly efficient 2.0-liter TDI clean diesel produces 150 hp (110 kW) and 340 Nm (250 lb-ft) of torque. The figures with manual transmission and S tronic, respectively: 9.3/9.3 seconds, 204/204 km/h (126.8 mph), 4.9/5.1 liters per 100 kilometers (48.0/46.1 US mpg) and 129/132 grams CO2 per kilometer (207.6/212.4 g/mi).
The most powerful version of the 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine produces 184 hp (135 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque. The figures: 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 8.3/7.9/7.9 seconds; top speed 219/219/219 km/h (136.1 mph); NEDC consumption 5.0/5.2/5.1 liters per 100 kilometers (47.0/45.2/46.1 US mpg); CO2 emissions 131/137/134 grams per kilometer (210.8/220.5/215.7 g/mi).
The 2015 Audi Q3 Facelift will hit the dealerships in February and will start at 29,600 euros in Germany, including 19% VAT. [source: Audi]