ABT Sportsline tuners have created a new look for the Q3, which will come with a power boost for the diesel or petrol variants. The Q3 is available with both 2.0-liter forced induction engines, in both diesel and petrol versions. The least powerful of these models is the 140 hp TDI that delivers 170hp. Meanwhile, the 177 hp variant of the same unit currently has the same output as that of the previous generation Golf GTI - 195hp.
The petrol front comes with the 2.0-liter TSI that originally had 170 hp in stock form now delivers 210 hp.
Meanwhile, Audi’s best version of a fast Q3, the 211 hp mode, has received a boost to 250hp. The tuner also said that it doesn’t matter what engine is selected as the buyer always gets “a vehicle which combines maximum driving fun with everyday usability and reliability. “
The tuner clarified that the reason why handling and optics don’t need to be affected because of the car’s diversity is proven by the SUV of ABT.
This SUV has received a new front grille, front skirt, door strip attachments, rear skirt set with four exhaust inserts and a rear wing. It also features a set of ABT CR and DR designer light alloy wheels in 18 to 20 inch sizes. Buyers may also opt for the wheel+tire combo.
Strong, sporty and powerful -- the Audi Q3 has a one of a kind road stance. The car features a progressive design that closely follows the design language of the German carmaker’s design language. The auto manufacturer has brought several innovations and ideas from concept cars to on-the-road vehicles. The Audi Q3 takes its inspiration from the 2007 Cross Coupé quattro showcar.
The compact SUV has dimensions that mirror its dynamic lines. It is 4,385 millimeters long, 1,831 millimeters wide, and 1,590 millimeters tall. The wheelbase measures 2,603 millimeters with short overhangs. The roof looks like the roof of a coupe with sharply sloping D-pillars, giving the Audi Q3 a more sporty look.
At the front, the Audi Q3 features sculpted surfaces and strong accents. The radiator grille has beveled upper corners while the lattice has vertical elements. The side has two rising lines that flow into the engine hood. Horizontal bars mark the big air inlets, giving a more aggressive look for the SUV. This is where the fog lights are located.
Like the bigger Q5 and Q7, the Audi Q3 has wedged headlights that are set deeply into the body of the car. Meanwhile, the turning lights are located in a highly detailed fascia vapor that is covered with aluminum.
Daytime running lights come as a standard in the Audi Q3, like all the other cars that the carmaker produces. These LED lights only use up 10 watts! The Audi Q3 also has halogen headlights that you can swap from xenon plus units.
You can also add a high-beam assistant as an add-on, the first time that a compact SUV offers such an option. The system also utilizes a small camera to help detect oncoming vehicles. This helps switch from low and high beams. Other add-ons you can avail are dynamic cornering light and the adaptive light.
The coupe-like roof
Viewed from the side, you can find the flowing roof that looks like the roof on a coupe. The roof slopes downward at the back and meets the flat D-pillar. This is the structure that you see on A3 models. The pillar gives the back of the Q3 a very dynamic appearance that is highlighted by the roof spoiler. The sheet metal to greenhouse has a proportion of two-thirds to one-third, following the carmaker’s design philosophy. The wheel arches are pronounced and can accommodate 19 inch tires.
Crisp lines are found on the flanks to help frame the sheet metal surfaces. These have a wedge shaped flow giving the SUV a fast and lean look. The tornado line is the SUV’s most pronounced shadow contour and that begins at the headlights and goes through the lower edge of the window and into the tail lights. The side sills have dynamic lines above it, while another line goes through the same area as well. Then you have the bow-shaped door handles while the side mirror housings have LED turn signals.