Audi Q3

Audi Q3 Variants

Petrol Variants
Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Quattro Plus
1984 cc Petrol, 11.72 kmpl
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Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Quattro
1984 cc Petrol, 11.72 kmpl
Rs. 26,71,000
Diesel Variants
Audi Q3 S
1968 cc Diesel, 17.32 kmpl
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Audi Q3 2.0 TDI Quattro
1968 cc Diesel, 15.73 kmpl
Rs. 26,71,000
Audi Q3 2.0 TDI Quattro Plus
1968 cc Diesel, 15.73 kmpl
Rs. 27,37,000

Editorial Test Drive Review of Audi Q3

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

Audi Q3 Front View

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

Here is a crisp summarized video of the Q3

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 Interiors

Audi has left no stone unturned to make sure the Q3 feels and experiences like their other premium models – full thumbs up to them for this. 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.

Here is a look at the video of the interiors (model shown is left hand drive)

What we like
Interior is full of quality and feature
What we don't like
Could be more spaciou

Audi Q3 Interiors Details

Audi Q3 Boot space

Audi Q3 SUV is provided with a boot space of 480 liters across all variants of the car.

Audi Q3 Speedometer

Audi Q3 has 3.5 inch monochromatic display located directly in the field of vision which indicates digital speedometer, gear shift display, outside temperature, radio frequency, door open indicator etc.

Audi Q3 Gear lever

Audi Q3 has short chrome rod gear lever with dashboard colored knob indicating the gear shift directions.

Audi Q3 Cup holders

The cup holder is available in the front row between the drive and the passenger seat.

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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'
What we don't like
Design is a bit too similar

Audi Q3 Exteriors Details

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.

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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

Audi Q3 Engine and Performance Details

Audi Q3 Acceleration

Audi Q3 has good acceleration of 0 - 100 kmh in just 8.2 seconds.

Audi Q3 Top speed

Audi Q3 goes to the top speed of 212 kmh thats 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.

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Audi Q3 Mileage and Running Costs

Audi Q3 Petrol Mileage 11.72 kmpl

Audi Q3 Diesel Mileage 17.32 kmpl

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.

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

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 Details

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.

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 gri
What we don't like
Handling not class best

Audi Q3 Handling, Braking & Safety Details

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 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 Comfort & Suspension Details

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 Specifications and Features

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 4385 mm
Overall Width 1831 mm
Overall Height 1608 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm

Engine

Torque 380Nm@1750-2500rpm
Displacement 1968 cc
Power 174.2bhp@4200rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 215/65 R16
Wheel Size 16 inch
Wheel Type Alloy

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Audi Q3 Features

Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Quattro Plus 2.0 TFSI Quattro S 2.0 TDI Quattro 2.0 TDI Quattro Plus
ABS --
Airbags --
Power Steering --
Power Windows --
Audio System --
Alloy Wheels --

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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 Price

Audi Q3 Price in New Delhi

Rs 26.71 L - 27.37 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
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The ex showroom price of Audi Q3 ranges from Rs 26.71 Lakh to Rs 27.37 Lakh. Audi Q3 is available in 5 variants. To find the on road price of Audi Q3 you need to click on the check on road price.

Audi Q3 has 2 Petrol variant(s), 3 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Quattro Plus which has a Petrol engine, and starts at --, the most expensive variant is Audi Q3 2.0 TDI Quattro Plus which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 27.37 Lakh .

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Audi Service
By Posted on Dec,12,26 10:42 AM

Pros very comfortable front seat, good mileage

Cons lots of features missing , what is in catlog and website, less comfortable in rear seat.

Audi service is not up the standard,accessories very costly. if you going for Audi make sure that, you have local Audi dealer.

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Alok Kumar Banjara
Posted on Sep,09,26 10:09 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons ,

Premium luxury suv with great performance and it got interiors that you will sell your kidney for and in street looks like a living beast but with a litlle high price tag

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THE KING OF COMFORT
Posted on Sep,09,25 3:24 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Comfort,Here in our small daman there are so many Audi cars & it is my dream car to purchase.

Cons ,

In Our Small Daman city there are lots of Audi cars of various models, Though it is a picnic spot many visiters come with Audi cars. Whenever I See the audi car I am exited & it is my dream to owning a beutiful black audi Q3 S car. What a look, Good conform, Star status,

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2500 km road trip with my audi
By Posted on Apr,04,02 6:21 PM

Pros Great Looks,

Cons ,service cost

I drove from Doon to Goa and back cutting through several states and cities over a period of 20 days. It was such a joyful and wonderful drive. My wife and I drove the suv and through varying road conditions. It is excellent on highways. I had my first service pending and I feel the cost is a little over the top but otherwise no issues. I take good care of the car and it is giving be a lot of joy when driving.

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