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Audi Q3

Audi Q3
EngineIn-line four-cylinder
Displacement (bore * stroke)
Drive trainFront engine, longitudinal, front-/all-wheel drive*
Wheelbase2.603 mm
Front suspensionMcPherson
Rear suspensionFour link
BremsenDiscs, front ventilated
Wheels215/65 R 16 (6,5") up to
255/35 R 20
Turning circle11.800 mm
Length4.388 mm
Width1.831 mm
Height1.590 mm
Drag coefficient (area)0,32 (2,44 m²)
Luggage compartment460-1.365 litres
Kerb weight
Tank capacity64 litres
Top speed
Year of manufactureFrom 2014
Purchase price
Electric system12 V/ 68 Ah/ 140 A
*All-wheel drive in the 2,0 TFSI and TDI (135 kW) series


A few small surprises do indeed come to light, if one goes into the background of the Q3 or indeed, the Q-series in general. Have a look at the production figures above (not incl. the TT and the R8) and those below, you'll be surprised to see that the Q-series makes up more than a third of the total production.

Even though, the smallest Audi, despite also increasing by one third in 2012, didn't manage to outdo the Q5 in 2013 by having consistently high sales figures. Even the big Q7 is being bought as often as the A7 and the A8 together. Audi buyers seem to choose the larger cars, as can be seen when comparing the sales of the A4 with the high sales of the A6.


Of course, one can by no means, call the above shown figures for 2013 disappointing, indeed, perhaps one had expected more, considering the success of the Q5 and now, after a good three years, will be remedying this by giving the car an early face-lifting. Unfortunately the figures don't say much about how many of these vehicles are all-wheel drive cars. It must however, be taken into consideration, that in the above figures, 26.856 A4/A6 are to be found.

Indeed, the Q5 had an easy stand against the Q3, because the Q5 could be had as an S-model (even the Diesel powered range) and the RS Q3 would only be available around the end of 2013. Another small surprise: In contrast to the other two, no Q3 is being built in Germany. Taking the situation in 2013, the Q3 is built in Martorell (Spain), Aurangabad (India) and Changchun (China). An additional assembly plant is planned in the new factory in Sao José dos Pinhas (Brazil).

It can be assumed, that the potential buying behaviour in Germany, is no longer reflected by the above figures. Since despite an increase in the total production of over 8%, in 2013, 5% fewer Audis were sold in Germany. The dependence on markets like China and the USA is increasing. Now, the last surprise: In 2013, 15% more Audis were sold in Great Britain.

Now, let's have a look at the new Q3: the CO2-values have of course, again been improved. There will be three TDI-clean-Diesels, an 'ultra'-model each as a Diesel- and as a petrol driven car, of course, not as a 'Quattro'. They are promising improved driving comfort with the unchanged good handling. The range of wheel-sizes, from 16 to 20 inches in diameter, is more formidable than the breadth of the tyres (215 - 255 millimetres).

Since the appearance of the BMW X6, all the SUV manufacturers emphasize how 'coupé-like' their products are. Despite the family-look, one feels that the front has been considerably altered. In the list of optional extras, they still found place for the following packages (see below table). Why should the Audi customers have an easier time of it than those buying Mercedes and BMW?

S line Sport package
S line Exterieur package
Design package Audi Exclusive
Design Exterieur package Audi Exclusive

Although it has only been in production for a year, the RS Q3 is also being further developed. They are sticking to five cylinders, which however, with 250 kW (340 HP) and 450 Nm, offer even more performance. By having switchable flaps in the exhaust system, the suitable sound can also be provided. Their CO2-values however, of about 200 g/km however, are by a large margin, the highest in the entire Q3 range. 11/14