Second-generation Audi Q3
Audi have unveiled the second-generation Q3 based on the VW Group’s MQB (Modular Transverse Matrix) platform.
The new Q3 has grown compared to its predecessor, measuring 4,485 millimetres long, 1,856 mm wide, and 1,585 mm high: that’s 94 mm longer with the wheelbase also up to 2,680 mm. The design ditches the soft, rounded shape and goes for a sharper, more angular look. Signature Audi design details include the squared-off wheelarches, Audi design motifs, and the Singleframe octagonal grille. The wedge-shaped headlamps are narrower and run inwards. The front bumper gets a more aggressive design with side air-inlets.
Inside, cleaner lines and the new MMI touch system echo the higher echelons of the brand. The MMI touch is now tilted 10° towards the driver for a more driver-oriented feel. Under the hood are a choice of turbocharged in-line fours. The first is the 150-PS 1.5-litre petrol “35 TFSI” with power going to the front wheels. The second is the 40 TFSI quattro which has a 190-PS 2.0-litre motor and quattro all-wheel drive, with the next being the more powerful 230-PS 45 TFSI quattro. The only diesel, for now, is the 150-PS 2.0-litre diesel “35 TDI” with quattro. A six-speed manual transmission or seven-speed S tronic automatic are on offer. Audi are also planning a 190-PS 40 TDI quattro.