The Audi Q3 is a five-door compact executive crossover by Audi. The Q3 has a transverse-mounted front engine, and entered production in 2011. It was designed by Julian Hoenig in 2006. The car uses the Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform of the Volkswagen Golf Mk5, the same as the Volkswagen Tiguan/SEAT Tribu small SUVs. The Q3 slots above the proposed Audi Q2 mini-crossover. The vehicle was unveiled in Auto Shanghai 2011 and here we are now facing a facelift version of the vehicle.
The 2015 Audi Q3 facelift brings to light just a few modest additional elements. These are a sharper single frame trapezoidal front grille and updated headlights equipped with xenon plus lighting and LED daytime running lights while for a few extra money clients can add LED headlights to match the revised LED taillights and both of them benefit from dynamic turn signals. The standard Q3 keeps being powered by three TFSI and three TDI four-cylinder engines, all turbocharged and evacuating up to 17 percent less CO2 than before. All of these are Euro 6-compliant motors with a displacement varying from 1.4 to 2.0 liters providing between 120 HP (88 kW) and 220 HP (162 kW).
The top rated Audi RS Q3 is still powered by the same five-cylinder 2.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine which now outputs additional 30 HP and 30 Nm to output a grand total of 340 HP (250 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque sent to a quattro AWD system via a seven-speed S tronic transmission. This configuration enables the high-performance crossover do the 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.8 seconds (0.7s quicker) before reaching a maximum speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). Besides the additional power, Audi has also equipped the CUV with an RS exhaust system featuring switchable flaps to provide a more powerful soundtrack. The facelift Q3 will enter deliveries the next February. The standard version is priced from €29,600 and the RS variant costs at least €56,600.
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