Audi Q3


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Audi Q3 Variants

Petrol Variants

Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Quattro
1984 cc Petrol, 11.72 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 26,71,000
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Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Quattro Plus
1984 cc Petrol, 11.72 kmpl |
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Diesel Variants

Audi Q3 2.0 TDI Quattro
1968 cc Diesel, 15.73 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 26,71,000
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Audi Q3 2.0 TDI Quattro Plus
1968 cc Diesel, 15.73 kmpl |
Rs. 27,37,000
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Audi Q3 S
1968 cc Diesel, 17.32 kmpl |
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Audi Q3 Review

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  • Engine & Performance
     
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  • Braking & Safety
     
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Editorial Test Drive Review of Audi Q3

 The Audi Q3 was launched in 2012 and is a huge hit of sorts. At 4385mm in length, 1831mm in width and 1608mm in height, the Q3 indeed is a baby Q5. The side profile, going by the customer base it is targeted at, is dominated by the flowing, coupe-like roof that quickly begins sloping back downward. It flows into an unusually flat D-pillar reminiscent of the A3 models. The silver finished roof rails are part of the standard affair and look great. Things are even better at the rear – the large, undivided tail lights (a distinguishing feature of the Q models) have a wedge shape similar to the front lamps. The tail lamps have two high-performance LEDs, there are 21 yellow LEDs for turn signal, 18 red ones for the brake light! Inside the first thing that strikes you once in the driver’s seat is the space here. Immediate comparisons to the BMW X1 will be inevitable and being 33mm wider and with lighter coloured materials, the Q3 definitely gives you a better sense of space. The design lines are not funky or outwardly modern and chic. Instead they are clean and simple with a sense of premium-ness. Touch and feel of every material is top notch and Audi doesn’t seem to be going the cut-cutting way here. Infact, the model we drove comes loaded with goodies to the brim including a panoramic sun-roof, excellent BOSE audio system among other features. Space in the second row is pretty good if not very comfortable. It will seat three adults with ease (provided that the front seats don’t have two 6 foot+ adults), much better than what the X1 can do. In India the Q3 has a range topping 177PS version of the 2.0-litre diesel engine. The power is on par with the X1 though the torque is a good 30Nm extra at similar engine speeds. The mill is mated to a 7-speed S-tronic gearbox which simply put, is in a segment of its own.  In the Q3 expect 16-18 kmpl which are very good figures for a SUV. The Q3 is efficient and easy to drive. One of the biggest advantages we see in the Q3 over the X1 is the effortless steering.  In suspension the sharp undulations, rough pot-holes and broken roads are where the firm suspension makes itself felt easily. We are sure though that with 3 or more people on board, this shortcoming with be taken care of to an extent. Another ace up the Q3’s sleeve is the all-wheel drive system. The Quattro will prove beneficial in other ways – for example during high speed drives on highways when it’s pouring, or up North in the hills when it’s snowing. The Q3 has ESP with ABS, EBD. The Q3 also has driver/passenger , front/side/head airbag. Prices for the Audi Q3 start at Rs 26.7 to Rs 32 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi which make it a value and a feature loaded SUV. Audi has also launched a petrol variant of the Q3 priced at 27.3 lakhs. For a detailed analysis read below

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Audi Q3 Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Engine offers good performance
  • Almost as big as the Q5
  • Feature packed
  • Quality interiors
  • Fuel economy
  • Q3 petrol variant offers value

Cons

  • Design not distinctive
  • Refinement
  • Conservative interior design
  • Light steering lacks feel
  • Not as fun to drive as X1

Audi Q3 Exteriors

 At 4385mm in length, 1831mm in width and 1608mm in height, the Q3 indeed is a baby Q5.  Further, at first glance, the design lines are so similar to the Q5, you can pass it off as the medium Q easily – this indeed works in its favour as well. 

 
The side profile, going by the customer base it is targeted at, is dominated by the flowing, coupe-like roof that quickly begins sloping back downward. It flows into an unusually flat D-pillar reminiscent of the A3 models. The silver finished roof rails are part of the standard affair and look great. Things are even better at the rear – the large, undivided tail lights (a distinguishing feature of the Q models) have a wedge shape similar to the front lamps. These feature a three-dimensional look that is continued in their interior. The tail lamps have two high-performance LEDs which require just two watts of power generate the light – a flat bar in the style of the daytime running lights – by means of light guides. To put more numbers, there are 21 yellow LEDs for turn signal, 18 red ones for the brake light!

What we like

 Looks like the bigger Audi SUV's


What we don't like

 Design is a bit too similar

 
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Audi Q3 Exterior vs Similar Cars Exterior


Audi Q3

BMW X1

Volvo XC60 2007-2013

Land Rover Freelander 2
Exterior rating
What we like
  • Mini Q7
  • Build
  • Looks better now
  • Quite compact
  • Presence
  • Handsome design, quality
  • Tough looks
  • Quality
What we don't like
  • Too similar to other Audi's
  • Lacks size, presence
  • Lacks SUV presence
  • Too similar to old X1
  • Looks similar to XC90
  • Not as good looking as Evoque
Gallery link View Audi Q3 Photo View BMW X1 Photo View Volvo XC60 2007-2013 Photo View Land Rover Freelander 2 Photo

Audi Q3 Front design

It has radiator grill with vertical chrome bars with the brand Audi Logo and Quattro on the lower right end of front grill.

Audi Q3 Rear design

Audi Q3 has the similar rear design as compared to the other car models in the Q series with integrated rear fog lamps on to the rear bumpers with reverse gear indicator bumpers.

Audi Q3 Side profile

Audi Q3 has the side profile curve eye catching design with body colored door handles.

Audi Q3 Ground Clearance

Audi Q3 has a ground clearance of 170mm which is quite good for a car like Audi Q3.

Audi Q3 Bumpers

It has body colored front and rear bumpers from off-road styling from the Quattro GmbH.

Audi Q3 Head lamps

Xenon plus is the latest tech used fir the headlights of Audi Q3 which gives greater illuminating power for dipped and height beam headlights.

Audi Q3 Tail lamps

Audi Q3 has LED tail lights which contain all braking light, tail lights, and indicators.

Audi Q3 Fog lamps

Audi Q3 has halogen fog lamps incorporated in front apron.

Audi Q3 Tyres

Audi Q3 comes with tubeless tyres of size 215/65 R16.

Audi Q3 Alloy wheels

Audi Q3 has 16'' alloy wheels gives the option to chose from 3 different alloy wheel design i.e. 7 arm, 5 arm and 10 spokes aluminum casted alloys.

Audi Q3 Outside mirrors

Audi Q3 has electrically adjustable, heated and electrically folding external mirrors with integrated LED indicators.

Audi Q3 Colors

Audi Q3 gives the choice of 8 colors to choose from i.e. from Brilliant Black to Caribou brown.

Audi Q3 Rear wiper

Audi Q3 has rear screen viper so cover the max area to wipe off the dirt and water on the screen.

Audi Q3 Roof rails

Audi Q3 has the roof rails with adds a tough looks for this car.

Audi Q3 Sun roof

It has panoramic glass roof with is only available in the top variant of both the models i.e. Petrol and Diesel.

Audi Q3 Spoiler

Audi Q3 has a tail gate spoiler with the stop lamp above the rear boot door.

Audi Q3 Side Steps

Audi Q3 has no sides steps but has an off road design styling.

Audi Q3 Spare wheel

Audi Q3 has the spare alloy wheel at rear end of the car.

Audi Q3 Comfort & Suspension

  The Q3 will impress its owners with its ease – light steering, peppy engine and good visibility. Infact, one of the biggest advantages I see in the Q3 over the X1 is the effortless steering. The latter’s steering is simply too heavily weighed for daily driving.  The suspension behaved ably, soaking up minor imperfections with ease. However sharp undulations, rough pot-holes and broken roads are where the firm suspension makes itself felt easily. We are sure though that with 3 or more people on board, this shortcoming with be taken care of to an extent.


What we like

Light steering makes it easy to drive


What we don't like

 Ride is a bit firm


 
Audi Q3 Suspension

Audi Q3 Comfort

Audi Q3 is great when the comfort is considered for both driver as well as passengers by electrically adjustable front seats.

Audi Q3 Front suspension

Audi Q3 has the front suspension of McPherson struts.

Audi Q3 Rear suspension

Audi Q3 has the rear suspension of 4 link with separate spring/ shock absorber arrangement

Audi Q3 Engine & Performance

 Audi is known for their expertise in diesel engines and the Q3’s power-plant is no different. Infact, it is already in use in various models under the Audi group (Skoda and VW) in various states of tune. Audi has thankfully gone full throttle here and what we have is the range topping 177PS version of the 2.0-litre diesel engine. The power is on par with the X1 though the torque is a good 30Nm extra at similar engine speeds. The mill is mated to a 7-speed S-tronic gearbox which simply put, is in a segment of its own. The ability with which this gearbox shifts between gears is phenomenal!  The Q3 now also has a 2.0 petrol engine with 208 bhp.


What we like

 Good performance from diesel engine, good gearbox


What we don't like

 Bigger engine needed

 
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Audi Q3 Acceleration

Audi Q3 has good acceleration of 0 - 100 km/h in just 8.2 seconds.

Audi Q3 Top speed

Audi Q3 goes to the top speed of 212 km/h thatís what we call a top speed.

Audi Q3 In-gear acceleration

Audi Q3 has great In - gear acceleration for 40 - 60 km in just 1.62 seconds.

Audi Q3 Gearbox

Audi Q3 has an S- tonic 7 Speed automatic gearbox transmission.

Audi Q3 Power

Audi Q3 produces the max power of 177PS @ 4200rpm.

Audi Q3 Torque

Audi Q3 attains the max torque of 380Nm@ 1750- 2500 rpm.

Audi Q3 NVH levels

The NVH levels are pretty low in both diesel and petrol variant and once the doors are closed you can hardly feel any noise inside the cabin.

  • Audi Q3 Diesel 2.0 TDI
  • Audi Q3 Petrol
  • Audi Q3 Petrol 2.0 TFSI

Audi Q3 Diesel 2.0 TDI Performance

Audi Q3 Diesel 2.0 TDI Maximum speed

True Speed 97.3 km/h
Speedometer Reading 100 km/h

Audi Q3 Diesel 2.0 TDI Acceleration

0-20 1.35 seconds
0-40 2.62 seconds
0-60 4.24 seconds
0-80 6.31 seconds
0-100 9.05 seconds
0-120 12.34 seconds
 
Quarter Mile Sprint
Terminal Speed
16.56
137.89
seconds
km/h
0-1000m Sprint
Terminal Speed
30.1
166.42
seconds
km/h

Audi Q3 Diesel 2.0 TDI Overtaking Acceleration (seconds)

KM/H 3rd Gear 4th Gear Top Gear
40-60 2 0 0
60-80 2 0 0
80-100 3 0 0
100-120 4 0 0

Audi Q3 Diesel 2.0 TDI Braking Performance

From 80 km/s to 0 2.23 Seconds / 24.64 Mtr  
From 100 km/s to 0 3 Seconds / 40.12 Mtr  

Audi Q3 Diesel 2.0 TDI Performance Factors

Power/mass(PS/Tonnee) 112
Power/letre(PS/Leter) 90
Kerb Weight (KG) 193

Audi Q3 Handling Braking & Safety

 Another ace up the Q3’s sleeve is the all-wheel drive system.  But I still feel that 95% of owners will never take a Rs 30 lakh possession in to the unknown. For them, the Quattro will prove beneficial in other ways – for example during high speed drives on highways when it’s pouring, or up North in the hills when it’s snowing. These driving scenarios can go a long way in revealing the true traits of an all-wheel drive system. 

The Q3 has ESP with ABS, EBD. The Q3 also has driver/passenger , front/side/head airbag.

What we like

 4-wheel drive gives it a lot of grip


What we don't like

 Handling not class best

 
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Audi Q3 Handling

Audi Q3 scores full marks when the handling is considers and makes you drive great by the help of various safety and drive features.

Audi Q3 Braking performance

The Braking performance of Audi Q3 is great it scores 5 stars out of 5 starts as the front has ventilated disc and on the other hand rear has solid discs.

Audi Q3 Safety features

Audi Q3 has many safety features like full size airbags, side airbags, ABS, ASR, EDL and ESP.

Audi Q3 ABS

The safety feature of ABS with ESP is available in both the variants of Audi Q3.

Audi Q3 Traction control

Audi Q3 has traction control in both the available variants i.e. petrol and diesel.

Audi Q3 Mileage and Running Costs

 The Audi Q3 has only a 2.0 tdi diesel motor develping 170 PS of power. In the Q3 expect 16-18 kmpl which are very good figures for a SUV. The Q3 is efficient and easy to drive. There is no manual gearbox option.

 

Audi Q3 Mileage

Audi Q3 Petrol Variants
Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Quattro 11.72 kmpl
Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Quattro Plus 11.72 kmpl
Audi Q3 Diesel Variants
Audi Q3 2.0 TDI Quattro 15.73 kmpl
Audi Q3 2.0 TDI Quattro Plus 15.73 kmpl
Audi Q3 S 17.32 kmpl

Audi Q3 Petrol Mileage


Audi Q3 Diesel Mileage

The overall mileage of the Audi Q3 is 13.5 kmpl, 16.5 kmpl on the highway and 12.5 kmpl in the city.


Audi Q3 Mileage vs Similar Cars Mileage


Audi Q3

BMW X1

Volvo XC60 2007-2013
Similar Petrol Cars Mileage 2.0 TFSI Quattro11.72 kmpl
2.0 TFSI Quattro Plus11.72 kmpl
Similar Diesel Cars Mileage 2.0 TDI Quattro15.73 kmpl
2.0 TDI Quattro Plus15.73 kmpl
S17.32 kmpl
sDrive 20D17 kmpl
sDrive 20D Sport Line17 kmpl
sDrive 20D xLine17 kmpl

Audi Q3 City fuel economy

Audi Q3 has a city fuel economy of 12.5kmpl.

Audi Q3 Highway fuel economy

Audi Q3 has a highway fuel economy of 16.5kmpl.

Audi Q3 ARAI rated economy

The ARAI rated fuel economy of Audi Q3 is 13.5kmpl.

Audi Q3 Tank Range

The Audi Q3 has Fuel tank of capacity 64 liters and get around 832 Kms in a single tank.

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Audi Q3 Features

Audi Q3 2.0 TDI Quattro 2.0 TFSI Quattro 2.0 TDI Quattro Plus 2.0 TFSI Quattro Plus
Safety
ABS Yes Yes Yes Yes
EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes
Airbags Yes Yes Yes Yes
Child safety lock Yes Yes Yes Yes
Immobilizer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Traction control Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hill control Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hill descent Yes Yes Yes Yes
4WD Yes Yes Yes Yes
ESP Yes Yes Yes Yes
Central locking Yes Yes Yes Yes
Interior
Power Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power windows Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto down for power windows Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-pinch for power windows Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cup holders All-Yes All-Yes All-Yes All-Yes
Air-con Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear A/c vents Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audio system Yes Yes Yes Yes
Keyless start-stop button Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electric mirrors Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electric foldable mirrors Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deffoger Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tachometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather seats Yes Yes Yes Yes
Arm rest Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reversing camera Yes Yes Yes Yes
Steering controls Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth connectivity Yes Yes Yes Yes
Driver info display Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cruise control Yes Yes Yes Yes
Foot rest Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote boot release Yes Yes Yes Yes
Driver seat height adjust Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chilled glovebox Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exterior
Keyless entry Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fog lights Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sunroof Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Moon Roof No No No No
Rear wiper Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto headlamps Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rain sensing wipers Yes Yes Yes Yes
Steel rims No No No No
Alloy wheels Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear spoiler Yes Yes Yes Yes
Roof rails Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chrome grille Yes Yes Yes Yes
Projector lamps Yes Yes Yes Yes
Day time running lamps Yes Yes Yes Yes

Audi Q3 Colors

  •  Brilliant Black
  •   Amalfi White
  •  Ice Silver Metallic
  •  Glacier White Metallic
  •   Karibu Brown, metallic
  •   Cobalt Blue, metallic
  •   Samoa Orange, metallic
  •   Phantom Black, pearl effect

Audi Q3 Specifications

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Audi Q3 Price

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Audi Q3 Petrol Price
Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Quattro Plus N/A On-Road Price
Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Quattro Rs 26.71 Lakh On-Road Price
Audi Q3 Diesel Price
Audi Q3 S N/A On-Road Price
Audi Q3 2.0 TDI Quattro Rs 26.71 Lakh On-Road Price
Audi Q3 2.0 TDI Quattro Plus Rs 27.37 Lakh On-Road Price

Audi Q3 Price vs Similar Cars Price

Petrol Option Diesel Option

Audi Q3
Rs 26.71 L - 26.71 L On-Road Price Rs 26.71 L - 27.37 L On-Road Price

BMW X1
N/A   Rs 28.90 L - 33.90 L On-Road Price

Volvo XC60 2007-2013
N/A   N/A  

Land Rover Freelander 2
N/A   Rs 43.90 L - 49.36 L On-Road Price

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Sunil ajmera | Posted on Jul,17,2013 at 06:42 AM
I just like the looks.want to buy it.pls let me when it's available in Gujarat Vadodara Reply to this post  
Rajesh Subash | Posted on Jun,06,2012 at 07:57 AM
Booking due to start officially this month, but all the CBU cars already sold out. Eagerly waiting to be taken to
Gurgaon end of this month by Audi for it's launch. Reply to this post  
naveen J | Posted on May,27,2012 at 17:53 PM
please inform the details of this vehicle after launching i want to bye audi Reply to this post Reply to this post  
deepak | Posted on May,25,2012 at 23:32 PM
i will buy this car.thnx audi Reply to this post  
seby tom | Posted on May,25,2012 at 10:34 AM
damn cool car.... Reply to this post  
bharat jain | Posted on May,25,2012 at 00:00 AM
good one suv car Reply to this post  
ranjit singh | Posted on May,22,2012 at 17:59 PM
pls when q3 will be available in delhi, give me the prices thks Reply to this post  
SGBASHA | Posted on May,21,2012 at 13:01 PM
This is d wildest car I have ever seen. I just love it Reply to this post  
rajmagoo | Posted on May,18,2012 at 16:47 PM
good car Reply to this post  
Radhika Nair | Posted on May,17,2012 at 15:49 PM
I hv booked Q3 in march, 2012 n waiting for its launch. when is the expected date. Reply to this post  
rohan tilekar | Posted on May,20,2012 at 22:55 PM
booking is opened... in wich city u booked it.... want to book it too.... n watz the on road price...
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