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2012 Audi Q3

Audi is venturing into a brand new marketplace section: The Audi Q3 is a top class SUV in a compact-elegance shape. It is sporty, green and flexible - a car this is similarly cushty on or off the street. Every component of the Q3 showcases Audi era - the frame, the drivetrain, the chassis and the help and multimedia structures. Many of its answers are directly from the luxurious elegance.

The Audi Q3 is straight away recognizable because the youngest member of the huge Audi family. The coupe-like traces are an expression of its sporty person. Sharp edges body elegantly arched sheet metallic surfaces, and different lighting intensify the the front and rear. The wedge-formed headlights are optionally to be had with xenon plus devices and LED daylight hours walking lighting, which Audi additionally combines with LED tail lighting.

The low roof line, which starts offevolved losing alternatively early, and the very flat D-pillars underscore the dynamics of the Audi Q3. Add-on elements are to be had in some of variants - clients can pick out among black, anthracite or the frame colour. There is likewise a desire of outside applications.

The base model of the Audi Q3, that allows you to be to be had extremely later, weighs 1,445 kilograms (three,186 lb). Its inflexible, secure and quiet occupant mobile integrates some of ultra-excessive-energy steels. Both the engine hood and the tailgate are made from aluminum. As is common of the Q fashions from Audi, the undivided tail lighting are incorporated into the tailgate, which wraps across the pillars. At simply zero.32, the coefficient of drag is surprisingly low. The compact SUV is four.39 meters (14.forty ft) lengthy, 1.eighty three meters (6.00 ft) extensive and 1.fifty nine meters (five.22 ft) excessive.

The Audi Q3 gives adequate room for all 5 passengers and units new requirements for ergonomics and workmanship. A extensive kind of substances and hues for the indoors gives clients limitless opportunities for expressing their very own non-public fashion. The wrap-round, a huge arc extending from one the front door to the alternative, is a layout function borrowed from the huge Audi version series.

The bags compartment of the compact SUV has a capability of 460 liters (sixteen.24 cu ft), which may be accelerated to 1,365 liters (48.20 cu ft) with the aid of using folding down the break up rear seat backs. A roof rail is popular. Many beneficial alternatives, which include a bags compartment bundle and a pass-via hatch, make the Q3 even extra flexible and handy in normal use.

Numerous highlights: the system

The Audi Q3 comes generously appointed with an extended listing of popular system, which include the refrain audio device, aircon and a complete bundle of restraint structures. Audi additionally gives a desire of optionally available system taken without delay from the luxurious elegance, which include the adaptive mild device for the xenon plus headlights, the excessive-beam assistant, the panoramic glass roof, the LED indoors lighting fixtures bundle and electricity-adjustable the front seats.

The variety of driving force help structures redefines the compact SUV elegance. The park help device maneuvers the car into tight parking spots autonomously. All the driving force has to do is practice the fueloline and the brakes. The device additionally detects and warns the driving force of limitations to the facets. Audi facet help employs radar to assist extrade lanes, and Audi energetic lane help makes mild guidance corrections as essential to assist live withinside the lane. The velocity restriction show acknowledges and affords crucial visitors symptoms and symptoms.

Audi gives a complete variety of modular infotainment additives. Topping the variety of alternatives is the tough-power navigation device MMI navigation plus, which presentations excessive-decision three-D images on a fold-out 7.zero-inch colour reveal. The Bose surround sound device can provide 465 watts of electricity to fourteen audio system.

Coming soon - below the heading of Audi join - is the Bluetooth on line vehicle telecellsmartphone paired with a WLAN hotspot to offer the Q3 with Internet connectivity. The new Audi on line visitors data carrier affords the driving force with unique, cutting-edge data approximately how heavy visitors is on the chosen path.

Initial lineup: one TDI, TFSI engines

The Audi Q3 is being released with a desire of 3 engines - one TDI and TFSI devices. All 3 4-cylinder engines integrate direct injection with turbocharging, and could function now no longer best an strength restoration device however additionally a start-prevent device. With electricity outputs starting from one hundred twenty five kW (a hundred and seventy hp) to one hundred fifty five kW (211 hp), those engines are as green as they're effective. Scheduled to seem extremely later, the Q3 2.zero TDI with 103 kW (a hundred and forty hp) and the front-wheel power will common much less than five.2 liters of gasoline in line with a hundred kilometers (45.23 US mpg).

Audi combines all 3 of the preliminary engines with quattro everlasting all-wheel power, which goes with a hydraulic multi-plate grab. The seven-velocity S tronic is popular in all fashions geared up with the maximum effective TDI and TFSI engines. The ultra-compact and rapid-transferring twin-grab transmission showcases an innovation that complements performance even similarly. When coasting, it permits the Audi Q3 to loose-wheel while the "Efficiency" mode of Audi power pick is energetic. Shift paddles at the guidance wheel are optionally to be had.

The chassis of the Audi Q3 - providing a 4-hyperlink rear suspension, electromechanical electricity guidance and wheels measuring among sixteen and 19 inches in diameter - is the fruit of extremely good layout labor. An electromechanical parking brake and hill preserve help are popular, with hill-descent help to be to be had later. Audi power pick allows the driving force to modify diverse era modules, which include the optionally available energetic surprise absorbers, in 4 degrees to fit his or her person riding fashion.

The Audi Q3 - which rolls off the meeting line in Martorell, close to Barcelona in Spain - went on sale in June 2011. The Q3 2.zero TDI with 103 kW (a hundred and forty hp) has a base fee in Germany of €29,900.

Exterior layout

Robust, effective, sporty - the Audi Q3 has a different avenue stance. Its innovative layout is tightly incorporated into the emblem's layout language. Audi is thought for bringing many thoughts and improvements from its display automobiles to manufacturing cars. The Q3 takes up the idea of the 2007 Cross Coupé quattro showcar.

Its dimensions specific the dynamic traces in numbers. The compact SUV is four,385 millimeters lengthy (14.39 ft) lengthy and 1,831 millimeters (6.01 ft) extensive, however best 1,590 millimeters (five.22 ft) excessive (with out antenna and roof rail). The wheelbase measures 2,603 millimeters (eight.fifty four ft); the overhangs are quick. The coupe-like roof line and the sharply sloped D-pillars supply the Q3 a very well sporty silhouette.

The the front stop of the car is intensively sculpted and units robust accents. The higher corners of the unmarried-body radiator grille are beveled, and the lattice is ruled with the aid of using the vertical factors. Two growing traces at the facet convey over into the engine hood. The huge air inlets with the horizontal bars underscore the effective look of the compact SUV and harbor the usual fog lighting.

Like its huge brothers, the Q5 and the Q7, the headlights of the Audi Q3 are wedge-formed. They are set deeply into the frame, and the flip indicators are positioned at the back of an problematic fascia vapor lined with aluminum.

As with each Audi, daylight hours walking lighting are popular with the usual halogen headlights. With the optionally available xenon plus devices, the daylight hours walking lighting are applied as mild-emitting diodes that collectively devour best 10 watts and whose mild is radiated through a mild manual. The mild manual paperwork a flat, U-formed clasp this is open to the out of doors.

The headlights may be paired with the optionally available excessive-beam assistant - a primary withinside the compact SUV section. The device makes use of a small digital digicam to hit upon different cars and mechanically modifications among the excessive and occasional beams. Another excessive-stop alternative is adaptive mild, the dynamic cornering mild.

In the fashion of a coupe: the roof

The facet view is ruled with the aid of using the flowing, coupe-like roof that fast starts offevolved sloping lower back downward. It flows into an surprisingly flat D-pillar harking back to the A3 fashions. The pillar lends the rear an lively appearance this is similarly accentuated with the aid of using the lengthy roof spoiler. The sheet metallic to greenhouse ratio of -thirds to 1-1/3 is likewise common of Audi's sporty layout language. The suggested wheel arches with the offset wheel wells residence wheels as much as 19 inches in diameter.

Sharply drawn traces at the flanks body athletically arched sheet metallic surfaces. Their wedge-formed course offers the Q3 a lean and rapid look. The defining shadow contour is the twister line. It starts offevolved on the headlights and runs underneath the threshold of the window to the tail lighting. The dynamic line above the facet sills is likewise an detail of the Audi emblem library. Another line withinside the location of the sills similarly heightens the tension. The door handles are fairly bow-formed, and the housings of the facet mirrors game LED flip indicators.

The wrap-round tailgate emphasizes the width of the Q3's rear stop - a function function of the Q version series. The tailgate has a 3-dimensional appearance, drawing lower back numerous centimeters above the license plate. The electric powered button to liberate the tailgate is positioned below this aspect.

The huge, undivided tail lighting - some other distinguishing function of the Q fashions - have a wedge form just like the headlights and function a 3-dimensional appearance this is persevered of their indoors.

Audi gives LED tail lighting in mixture with the xenon plus headlights. Two excessive-overall performance LEDs which require simply watts of electricity generate the rear mild - a flat bar withinside the fashion of the daylight hours walking lighting - with the aid of mild publications. 21 yellow LEDs are used for the flip sign, 18 pink ones for the brake mild - whose instantaneously reaction affords introduced protection for drivers following at the back of.

Thanks to the coloured housing, the LED tail lighting are very darkish pink while switched off. Because they can not be visible while the bags compartment hatch is open, the Audi Q3 additionally has flat lamps with incandescent bulbs incorporated into the bumper.

An underbody shield caps the lowest of the rear stop, giving the compact top class SUV a strong avenue stance. The exhaust device terminates in twin tailpipes at the left. The whole exhaust device may be very light-weight way to the low wall thicknesses made feasible with the aid of using excessive-grade stainless steels.

Broad palette: eleven paint hues

Audi finishes its compact SUV in eleven hues. The strong finishes are Amalfi White and Brilliant Black; the metal and pearl-impact hues cross with the aid of using the names of Ice Silver, Glacier White, Caribou Brown, Cobalt Blue, Monsoon Gray, Phantom Black, Platinum Beige, Samoa Orange and Sphere Blue.

The upload-on elements - the wheel wells and the the front and rear underbody guards - are to be had in a desire of 3 hues. They come popular in black, however Audi gives each anthracite and the frame colour as alternatives. Another alternative is tinted privateness glass for the rear home windows. The excessive-gloss bundle that comes popular on all fashions geared up with the 2 maximum effective engines affords fashionable touches across the home windows.

Two huge applications spherical out the lineup. The Audi one of a kind off-avenue styling bundle lends the Audi Q3 a especially extensive and effective look. The trim strips at the doorways and the flared wheel wells are Stone Gray, and grilles with effect strips are established withinside the air inlets.

The underbody shield is made from chrome steel, and the lowest of the rear bumper has been redesigned. Special 18-inch wheels from the Audi one of a kind line entire the sturdy appearance.

The S line outside bundle, on the alternative hand, has traditional attraction to especially sporty clients. It consists of changes to the the front apron and the lowest of the rear bumper, into which a diffuser is incorporated. Chrome factors upload sparkle to the fog lighting, the vertical struts of the unmarried-body grille and the exhaust hints. The air inlets are black, whilst the door trim strips and bumpers are completed withinside the frame colour. The the front bumpers and the door sills game S line badges.


The frame of the Q3 establishes the muse for the excessive construct first-rate, the sporty managing, the acoustic consolation of the cabin and protection. Large quantities of it are made from excessive-energy steels, which might be a decisive issue for the excessive static and dynamic tension. Two torsion jewelry - withinside the location of the rear seats and the cutout for the tailgate - additionally make full-size contributions here.

Audi over again demonstrates its competence in "ultra" light-weight creation with the Audi Q3. The the front-wheel power model of the compact SUV, scheduled to seem extremely later, weighs 1,445 kilograms (three,186 lb), with the frame-in-white accounting for simply 301 kilograms (664 lb). Even the upload-on elements are light-weight. The engine hood and the wrap-round tailgate are made from aluminum. They weigh simply eight.eight and 10.eight kilograms (19.forty and 23.eighty one lb), respectively - almost 50 percentage much less than corresponding elements of metallic sheet. The engine hood is secured to the frame with the aid of using releases, permitting a crash-optimized creation with low sheet thicknesses and excessive geometrical balance.

The occupant mobile integrates severa panels with tailor-made thicknesses (tailor-made blanks). seventy four percentage of all panels withinside the frame are made from excessive-stop steels. Topping the substances pyramid are the warm-formed steels. The blanks are heated in a furnace to over 900 tiers Celsius (1,652 tiers Fahrenheit) and formed straight away thereafter at round two hundred tiers Celsius (392 tiers Fahrenheit) in a water-cooled urgent die.

The abrupt extrade in temperature imbues the completed panels with a tensile energy of as much as 1,550 megapascals - similar to the cables of a suspension bridge. A unmarried cord with a cross-phase of 1 rectangular millimeter can droop a weight of one hundred fifty kilograms (331 lb). The martensitic shape of the panels can best be machined with a laser or diamond-lined equipment.

Hot-formed steels, which due to their energy require best extraordinarily low wall thicknesses, make up thirteen percentage of the frame. They are used withinside the transition from the the front stop to the occupant mobile, on the middle tunnel, in huge regions of the roof body, for the indoors sills and for the B-pillars. The latter are every shaped from a unmarried blank, however go through distinctive warmness remedies in distinctive regions. As a end result, their energy varies in 3 zones in order that the B-pillars provide most appropriate safety in a facet-effect collision.

One issue for better tension is seventy four meters of structural adhesive. The adhesive bonds complement the four,four hundred weld factors and offer for robust and tight connections, frequently disposing of the want for extra sealing and corrosion safety measures - which in flip saves weight.

The seam across the water outlet on the trunk and the invisible seam among the facet panel and the roof - especially difficult regions - are made the usage of the laser beam or the plasmatron brazing process. Audi plays each excessive-stop techniques with exacting precision. The roof joint strips are eliminated. Laser welds additionally be part of the body and the indoors quantities of the doorways.

Carefully matched: vibrational consolation

The improvement engineers exactly matched the resonant frequencies of the frame and people of the upload-on and inner additives to present the Q3 its wonderful vibrational consolation and acoustics. Bulkheads and light-weight substances which include foams and spray insulation divide huge cavities just like the D-pillars and feature a chilled impact at the huge sheet metallic surfaces. In addition to the best acoustic properties, those measures provide the introduced gain of saving to a few kilograms (four.forty one to 6.sixty one lb) of weight in comparison to thick movie coatings.

Particular interest turned into centered on sound radiation in all regions wherein the driving force and the front-seat passenger are in touch with the auto, which include the seats, elements of the ground and the guidance wheel.

The engineers use contemporary simulation equipment and computational strategies in all fields of paintings. For example, they have been used to expand a reinforcement for the tailgate latch with molded bulkheads that substantially reduces the sound radiation of the tailgate. Another issue contributing to the low noise degree on board the Audi Q3 are the state-of-the-art seals on the doorways and home windows, plus severa geometric info of the frame. Audi additionally gives an acoustic windshield with a noise-damping intermediate movie as an alternative.

Enhanced protection: wonderful occupant safety

The Audi Q3 is likewise at the pinnacle of its elegance in terms of passive protection. There are 3 load degrees withinside the the front stop. The lowest one contains the subframe for the the front axle. Two longitudinal participants are used at the center degree. Connected to each other through the the front cross-member, they distribute the burden in an offset crash to each facets of the occupant mobile. On the pinnacle degree, extra participants use up strength through the fenders.

The ultra-excessive-energy B-pillars offer wonderful safety in a facet-effect collision. Large overlaps brace the doorways towards the pillars and the triple-shell sills. Two cross-participants toughen the ground shape. The longitudinal participants take in strength withinside the occasion of a rear-stop collision. Their energy steadily decreases shifting forward. The participants may be changed in sections, which reduces costs.

Five crash sensors that react to acceleration and modifications in air stress stand shield withinside the Audi Q3. One of them is positioned on the middle of the the front stop, the alternative 4 withinside the location of the B- and C-pillars. They offer unique data to the airbag controller, which itself consists of 3 sensors.

The compact top class SUV comes popular with the front airbags, thorax-pelvis facet airbags withinside the backs of the the front seats and curtain head airbags. Pyrotechnic belt tensioners up the front, belt pressure limiters and the necessary Audi head restraint device, which mitigates the outcomes of a rear-effect collision, spherical out the bundle. Side airbags withinside the rear are optionally to be had.

Isofix baby seat anchor factors withinside the rear are popular. Sensors reveal whether or not the rear protection belts are fastened. Isofix baby seat anchor factors for the the front passenger seat collectively with deactivatable airbag are optionally to be had. The add-ons line consists of baby seats for each age institution.

Audi's brand new version additionally represents the nation of the artwork in terms of pedestrian safety. The the front bumper and the cross-member at the back of it, the strength-soaking up foam among the 2 additives and the aluminum engine hood make for an powerful bundle.

Low-velocity collisions - the usual coverage class crash and the bumper crash, each of which might be crucial for figuring out the complete coverage class - bring about no principal damage. The the front cross-member and the crash packing containers bolted to the longitudinal participants are closed, extruded sections of aluminum. They shape a shape that offers powerful safety for high priced additives which include the radiator and aircon devices, in addition to the welded frame shape. The bumper is made of 3 elements, every of which may be changed individually.

Extremely state-of-the-art: the aerodynamics

The base model of the Audi Q3 boasts a coefficient of drag of zero.32 - tops amongst its competition. It has a the front floor location of 2.forty four rectangular meters (26.26 sq ft). The low carry on the axles guarantees advanced balance at excessive velocity.

The aerodynamic professionals at Audi carried out exhaustive fine-tuning with their digital equipment and on the Wind Tunnel Center. They decreased the coefficient of drag with the aid of using zero.sixteen from the primary layout version of the Q3. This led to a discount in gasoline intake of zero.6 liters in line with a hundred km withinside the EU cycle. At one hundred thirty km/h, the end result is an excellent extra stunning discount of 2.three liters in line with a hundred km.

The finest undertaking proved to be the rear of the auto, the area wherein the go with the drift of air has to interrupt off cleanly. The huge spoiler with the incorporated 1/3 brake mild over the rear window extends the roof contour with the aid of using 32 centimeters (12.60 in). Two "aero strips" to the left and the proper of the window shape lateral spoiler lips. Their black, excessive-gloss end lends them a diffused and fashionable look. The vertical contours withinside the tail lighting serve comparable purposes.

Very state-of-the-art aerodynamic tuning additionally went into the facet mirrors. With their fashionable layout and narrow base, they make contributions simply three.1 percentage of the entire wind resistance. The noise generated on the mirrors stays low, and the glass slightly fouls withinside the rain. The water-catching strips on the A-pillars preserve the facet home windows smooth with the aid of using diverting the rain water driven of their course with the aid of using the windshield wipers downward or upward.

The underbody additionally performs a main position withinside the aerodynamics idea. Except for the exhaust device and the lower back of the car, it's miles protected with the aid of using a plastic liner that protects it towards salt and stone chipping and affords for a extra aerodynamic go with the drift of air. Small spoiler lips are incorporated in the front of the wheels. The aerodynamic underbody lowers the coefficient of drag with the aid of using zero.03 or 9 percentage, and is exactly matched to the go with the drift separation on the rear of the car.

The aerodynamics specialists additionally pared similarly treasured percent factors from the go with the drift of air via the engine compartment. The unmarried-body grille and the encompassing location are absolutely sealed in order that the inflowing air reaches the radiator with nearly no losses in place of turning into turbulent.


The indoors of the Audi Q3 mirrors the outside layout's sinewy and muscular styling. The wrap-round, a huge arc above the dashboard and lengthening from one the front door to the alternative, is a layout function borrowed from the emblem's huge version series. The elegantly sweeping, horizontally stepped device panel capabilities a huge inlay at the passenger facet.

The extensive middle console is asymmetrical and willing barely closer to the driving force. The smooth format and intuitive operation of all switches and controls on it - the manage unit for the audio or MMI device, the strip with the secondary switches and the terminal for the aircon - are exemplary.

Manual aircon is popular. Deluxe -area computerized aircon that considers the location of the solar and humidity is to be had as an alternative. The huge controls, which might be spring-loaded, are an optical and tactile spotlight. A show shows the temperatures in every area. The transition to the middle console is domestic to the start-prevent button for the ignition, which Audi applications with the optionally available comfort key.

The 6.five-inch or 7.zero-inch show (popular with the live performance radio and upwards), is retracted into the device panel. If you faucet the pinnacle fringe of the retracted reveal, it extends upward in a gentle, even movement into an wonderful function wherein it could be study fast. The fold-out reveal with its excessive-gloss black body is a visible and technical spotlight withinside the compact SUV elegance.

The device cluster below the rounded cover additionally speaks the fashionable Audi layout language. The speedometer and the tachometer, into which the coolant temperature and gasoline degree signs were incorporated, have black dials, white numbers and pink needles. At night time the devices are lit in white, the buttons pink.

Between the devices is the middle virtual show. The optionally available Audi driving force data device is to be had with a white or colour show. The device swimming pools all key data from the audio sources, the telecellsmartphone, the car and the navigation device. It is damaged down into 3 show regions. An smart tab idea makes it very smooth to use.

Integrated into the driving force data device is the on-board pc with performance program. The pc offers the driving force hints for gasoline-green transferring. In fashions with a guide transmission, an enlarged illustration of the tools-extrade indicator shows while it's miles suitable to shift gears. Another feature affords data on which on-board consumers, which include the aircon or the rear window heating, are energetic and the way they have an effect on gasoline intake.

The Audi Q3 showcases the brand new technology of guidance wheels that debuted withinside the A8 luxurious sedan. They may be adjusted over a number 50 millimeters (1.ninety seven in) vertically and horizontally, function a light-weight magnesium skeleton and are available wrapped in leather-based as popular.

The break up backside mentioned the 3-spoke game guidance wheel is an attention grabbing and one of a kind function of the Q version family. The higher spokes may be optionally geared up with paddles, buttons and rotating cylinders that the driving force makes use of to manipulate the on-board pc, the telecellsmartphone and the audio device. Shift paddles for S tronic are some other alternative.

Firm preserve: the seats withinside the Audi Q3

The the front seats withinside the Audi Q3 provide wonderful preserve, steering and assist for humans of all sizes. Height-adjustable seats are popular. Options encompass electricity lumbar helps, heating and complete electricity adjustment. The strongly reinforced game seats function adjustable seat cushion rake and duration and are available popular with a electricity lumbar assist.

The rear seats also are without difficulty formed and upholstered for a pleasant, upright seating function. Their head restraints may be prolonged especially some distance and decreased some distance sufficient in order now no longer to impair the view withinside the rearview reflect. Despite the sloping, coupe-like roof line, even tall passengers experience enough headroom withinside the lower back, and there may be additionally adequate room for feet, knees, shoulders and elbows. Getting inside and out of the car is straightforward way to the raised seating function. The stepless door stops are very useful in garages and slender parking spots.

The Q3 gives masses of garage at all the seats. The console of the middle tunnel is domestic to 2 cup holders, a 12-volt outlet and a garage bin. There are huge wallet withinside the doorways able to protecting 1.five-liter bottles, and there may be a small, fold-out compartment to the left of the guidance wheel. The base version has an extra compartment at the device panel in place of the on-board reveal. A height-adjustable middle armrest is optionally to be had.

The optionally available garage bundle gives even extra comfort. It consists of fold-down cubicles below the the front seats, garage nets at the the front seat backs, a multi-motive preserving hook withinside the passenger foot nicely and a locking glove box.

Premium: the construct first-rate

Evidence of the top class person of the Audi Q3 may be visible in each ultimate element withinside the indoors - withinside the choice of the substances, of their processing and withinside the tight, even gaps. The floor of the device panel is softly subsidized with foam and assuredly textured. All buttons and controls circulate exactly. The diffused click on sounds they make while actuated supply audible expression to their technical perfection.

The finely honed indoors is visually stunning. Many manage factors are to be had in both popular or optionally available aluminum-appearance finishes, which include the knobs of the automated aircon, the knob for the lighting, the trim across the electricity window switches and the frames across the door openers and the air vents. A leather-based-protected shift/selector lever with aluminum inlays is popular.

The spherical knob on the fast selector lever of the S tronic lends it a especially sturdy look.

Another one of a kind answer on this section is the LED indoors lighting fixtures bundle - a era that bathes the indoors in dramatic mild. Efficient white mild-emitting diodes offer the cabin and studying lighting. They remove darkness from the doorways, the headlining, the foot wells, the conceitedness mirrors, the garage cubicles and the air vent thumb wheels. LED mild publications even intensify the cup holders. With the Bose surround sound device, the frames of the woofer/mid-variety audio system withinside the the front doorways shape fashionable jewelry of white mild.

A tasteful hand in terms of colour and trim is likewise a rely of honor for Audi. Five indoors colour combos are to be had - black/black, black/chestnut brown, black/chennai brown, black/titanium grey and truffle beige/pistachio beige. Audi Q3 clients deciding on the bottom model can order platinum-coloured programs. Seats in pistachio beige have inlays in truffle beige.

Monometallic plastic inlays are popular. Audi additionally gives a desire of optionally available substances that underscore its management in indoors layout. The shape of the darkish brown, open-pored larch timber has an real appearance and sense. The cloth three-D aluminum mesh makes use of a cord mesh to obtain a silvery-obvious appearance with a 3-dimensional impact. Walnut and Aluminum Satellite - crafted from perforated aluminum - are different alternatives.

There is likewise a extensive desire of seat coverings. Besides the usual material, Audi additionally gives a 2nd material variation and grades of leather-based: Milano and Fine Nappa. The game seats also are to be had in Pearl Nappa leather-based/Alcantara.

One upscale alternative is the S line game bundle, which immerses the whole cabin and headlining in dynamic black. The ground mats function grey piping, the door panels are protected in material, and inlays are to be had in a desire of brushed aluminum or piano end.

The material seats function embossed coverings in Sprint material and leather-based, and are optionally to be had in leather-based/Alcantara or Fine Nappa leather-based. The leather-based game guidance wheel and shift knob function a unique layout, and S line trademarks decorate the door sill strips.

Exterior capabilities of the S line game bundle are 18-inch wheels from Audi one of a kind, a game suspension that lowers the frame 20 millimeters (zero.seventy nine in) and badges at the the front fenders. An one of a kind Daytona Gray metal end is likewise to be had.

Practical: shipment location

The shipment location of the Audi Q3 may be used very efficiently. Its facet partitions are simply plane, and at 781 millimeters (30.seventy five in), the loading lip is extraordinarily low. Because the surprise absorbers are positioned some distance to the out of doors withinside the frame, the compartment may be very spacious, supplying a pass-via width of 1,067 millimeters (forty two.01 in).

In its popular configuration, the bags compartment has a extent of 460 liters (sixteen.24 sq ft). A -piece, detachable shipment location cowl hides the contents from view. The break up rear seat backs may be folded down fast and without problems in only one step while not having to eliminate the pinnacle restraints. When loaded to the roof, shipment extent on this configuration will increase to 1,365 liters (48.20 cu ft).

The tailgate opens electronically, which include through the far off key fob, and swings up very excessive. A deal with walking the width of the tailgate makes it very smooth to shut again, and it latches with a satisfyingly strong sound. Its clasp has a spring-loaded cowl that maintains it from getting dirty - some other common Audi element, similar to the first rate coverings at the facet partitions and the shipment ground.

Many capabilities make the shipment location even extra practical. Two huge hooks, 4 lashing eyes and a small garage compartment withinside the left wall are popular. Options to be had from Audi encompass a reversible shipment ground with a bathtub at the opposite facet, a reversible mat, chrome steel loading aspect trim and a shipment location bundle that consists of a bags net, a facet-established net, a 12-volt outlet and a 2nd mild.

Another alternative is the pass-via hatch in a bundle with an armrest and cup holders. It may be supplemented with a ski bag. Customers who frequently delivery huge, cumbersome gadgets can order the passenger seat with a folding seat lower back. The optionally available trailer hitch has a swiveling ball neck that may be without difficulty unlocked the usage of a button withinside the shipment location.

The Audi Q3 has a most towing capability of metric tons, relying at the engine. The most roof load is seventy five kilograms (165.35 lb). The popular roof rail, which is available in both black or anodized aluminum relying at the engine, may be geared up with a extensive variety of racks for bikes, skis, kayaks and different sports activities system from the Audi add-ons program.

Multimedia structures

The Audi Q3 is the top class SUV withinside the compact section, and its variety of infotainment and multimedia structures taken without delay from the luxurious elegance underscores this status. As is common for Audi, it follows a modular idea wherein the additives of the modular platform may be blended.

The refrain radio is the usual radio withinside the Audi Q3. It gives a CD participant that also can study mp3 codecs and additionally has an Aux-in connection withinside the garage compartment withinside the middle console. The refrain radio can provide its sound to 8 passive audio system.

The live performance radio is the primary optionally available module. Its working good judgment follows the MMI precept from the huge Audi version traces. The guide fold-out reveal - a 6.five-inch colour show - and a reminiscence card reader are popular at this degree. The live performance radio has a tuner with section range and a TMC tuner.

Audi gives the optionally available connectivity bundle providing navigation device practise along side the live performance radio. The hardware is preinstalled, and the client can prompt the device at any time. An SDHC card with map information turns the radio right into a navigation device. The connectivity bundle additionally consists of a Bluetooth interface and the Audi tune interface for the smooth connection of a cellular participant.

High-stop media middle: MMI navigation plus

Topping the infotainment lineup is MMI navigation plus, a excessive-stop media middle this is unequalled on this car elegance. It contains 4 number one additives - the principle unit with a 60 gigabyte tough power, the radio unit, the MMI manage terminal and the colour show.

Thanks to its excessive 800x400 pixel decision, the 7.zero-inch reveal presentations extraordinarily sharp pix. Graphics, which include the duvet artwork for the audio titles and the wizards for the principle menus, are elegantly sculptured, as is the navigation map with many metropolis fashions and factors of hobby.

A huge rotary pushbutton is on the middle of the MMI manage unit at the the front of the MMI navigation plus. It may be rocked like a joystick, which makes many capabilities even extra handy. Arranged across the pushbutton are the extent manage, 4 smooth keys and 8 tough keys. The latter offer rapid get entry to to the Vehicle, Sound, Radio, Media, Menu, Telephone, Navigation and Info capabilities.

The MMI navigation plus device can save 20 GB of tune on its tough power. It consists of SDHC card readers and makes use of a Bluetooth interface and the Audi tune interface to attach outside players. The device additionally has a power for audio and video DVDs and a voice manage device that knows 12 languages. The driving force can communicate the vacation spot cope with all at once, and additionally manage the principle radio, media and telecellsmartphone capabilities with the aid of using voice. The device's on-board reveal also can show Cyrillic, Chinese and Japanese characters.

A range of extra modules are to be had for MMI navigation plus and the live performance radio: a Bluetooth interface, a six-disc CD changer and a twin tuner for DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) reception. A Bluetooth cell telecellsmartphone practise package linked to the auto's antenna makes the usage of the telecellsmartphone handy. The among the finest device also can be supplemented with an analog/virtual TV tuner.

Two excessive-stop sound structures are to be had for the Audi Q3: the 180-watt, six-channel Audi sound device with ten audio system and the Bose surround sound device. The latter capabilities a ten-channel receiver turning in 465 watts of electricity to fourteen audio system, which include a subwoofer. Their neodymium magnets integrate effective overall performance with low weight. The device makes use of a unique set of rules to play stereo indicators as five.1 surround sound. Its amplifier makes use of a microphone to research intrusive noises and adjusts tune playback accordingly.

From the live performance radio up, Audi networks all of those structures the usage of a MOST bus, wherein the controllers are organized in a hoop and talk with each other through fiber-optic cables. Designed specially for the switch of media information, the MOST bus is extraordinarily bendy and makes it feasible to additionally retrofit complicated upload-ons, which include navigation or Internet capabilities.

Audi join

Audi join is the time period used for the networking of the car with its surroundings, and the emblem with the 4 jewelry is a frontrunner on this field, too. The Bluetooth on line vehicle telecellsmartphone may be to be had withinside the Q3 extremely later as a complement to the MMI navigation plus. It makes use of a UMTS module and a WLAN hotspot to attach the compact top class SUV to the Internet.

The UMTS module, that's incorporated into the pinnacle unit of the MMI navigation plus device, establishes the relationship to the unique Google offerings and to the World Wide Web and retrieves news, tour and climate data. Drivers can plan their routes on their computer systems at domestic or withinside the office, add them to a unique phase of the Internet webweb page www.audi.com and down load them from there on beginning the trip.

The navigation device makes use of the quick UMTS connection to additionally load satellite tv for pc and aerial images from Google Earth. They seem at the reveal in a bird's eye view or pinnacle-down view superimposed over the map. In addition, photos, descriptions and supplemental data approximately seek outcomes also can be known as up.

The WLAN hotspot permits the passengers withinside the Audi Q3 to attach up to 8 cellular stop gadgets - from laptops to clever phones - to the Internet. Communication is through the roof antenna for better first-rate and balance. A unique modulation technique known as High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) allows UMTS information transfers at as much as 7.2 Mbit in line with 2nd. The connection is secured the usage of the current WPA2 encryption popular.

All the driving force of the Audi Q3 wishes to go surfing is a information-succesful SIM card. Alternatively, the driving force can join his or her non-public cell telecellsmartphone to the device through Bluetooth if the telecellsmartphone helps the SIM Access Profile. No extra charges or separate contracts are required. Given the excessive information volumes, however, Audi does suggest a flat rate.

Up-to-the-minute data: Audi on line visitors data

With the Bluetooth on line vehicle telecellsmartphone, Q3 drivers also can use the brand new Audi visitors data on line carrier, which presentations visitors go with the drift information at the navigation map. If the selected path is loose, it seems in inexperienced at the reveal. Yellow shows dense visitors, orange represents slow-shifting visitors and pink denotes status visitors. In this case, Audi visitors data on line reviews the preserve-up in a textual content and computes an change path to the vacation spot. The carrier is launching now withinside the first European international locations.

The Audi device is a good deal quicker and extra unique than preceding TMC answers as it attracts its information from a relevant server that computes the cutting-edge visitors scenario the usage of the brand new information from more than one sources. The maximum crucial information are furnished with the aid of using round a million gadgets that use the cell telecellsmartphone community to file their cutting-edge function in quick time cycles to a mobility offerings company. The company makes use of those information to generate a differentiated load diagram for the roads.

The upcoming Audi on line offerings provide even extra capabilities. The up to date on line voice enter makes trying to find factors of hobby (POI) even quicker and extra handy as it makes use of voice popularity and the Google seek engine through the Internet.

Driver help structures

The help structures for the Audi Q3 additionally come from higher-stop version traces. These structures make it simpler for the driving force to extrade lanes and hold the lane, draw the driving force's interest to crucial visitors symptoms and symptoms and help with parking. Their excessive digital intelligence underscores the extremely good function that the Audi Q3 occupies withinside the compact SUV section.

The lane extrade assistant Audi facet help turns on at speeds above 30 km/h (18.sixty four mph). Two 24-gigahertz radar sensors withinside the rear examine what's occurring at the back of the car to a distance of 70 meters (230 ft). If some other car is withinside the essential area - if it's miles driving withinside the blind spot or drawing close hastily from the rear - the so-known as data level is activated. A yellow LED indicator illuminates withinside the casing of the driving force's facet reflect; the driving force sees it best while searching without delay into the reflect.

If the driving force now turns on the flip sign to extrade lanes nevertheless, the indicator will become brighter and flashes more than one times. This sign - the caution level - is truly perceptible; the visible indicators are directed on the driving force. The sign's brightness varies with the ambient mild and also can be customized.

A 2nd appealing help device withinside the Q3 is Audi energetic lane help, which will become operational at sixty five km/h (forty.39 mph). It makes use of a digital digicam established withinside the base of the rearview reflect to hit upon the lane markings. It observes the street to a distance of extra than 50 meters (164.04 ft) and a insurance perspective of approximately forty tiers, turning in 25 excessive-definition pix in line with 2nd.

Software detects the lane markings and the direction the Audi Q3 is following among them. If the car procedures a line with out the flip sign being activated, the device allows the driving force to persuade lower back into the lane with the aid of using intervening lightly withinside the electromechanical guidance. The driving force makes use of the MMI to decide whether or not guidance wheel vibration must additionally be used to suggest an unintentional lane extrade.

The velocity restriction show makes use of the identical video digital digicam as Audi energetic lane help. In addition to hurry restriction symptoms and symptoms and the symptoms and symptoms lifting the velocity limits, the device's photo processing software program additionally acknowledges virtual presentations and pictogram-primarily based totally supplemental symptoms and symptoms, which include for moist conditions. This data is then in comparison towards the information from the navigation device, the most permissible speeds in lots of European international locations and data from the car, which include whether or not the windshield wipers are on and the cutting-edge time. The visitors symptoms and symptoms are proven as images withinside the show of the DIS. The driving force can transfer among distinctive show modes.

Five variations: structures for smooth parking

Five distinctive structures for smooth parking are to be had for the Audi Q3. The traditional parking device, which makes use of the information from up to 8 ultrasonic sensors, is to be had in 3 distinctive configurations - for the rear best, for the the front and the rear, or in mixture with a reversing digital digicam. The subsequent step up is the park help device, that's to be had in variations. The complete model is known as park help device with 360° show and reversing digital digicam.

The park help device can lower back the car into parking spaces. To discover a parking space, it makes use of extra lateral sensors that degree spots alongside the facet of the street while travelling at mild speeds (as much as forty km/h [24.85 mph] while parallel parking and 20 km/h (12.eighty three mph) while perpendicular parking). A notification seems withinside the driving force data device show while the device reveals a appropriate spot. The sensors apprehend limitations which include posts even supposing they're positioned to the facet of the car and affords them at the reveal of the MMI device.

If the driving force places the car into opposite, the device is activated and assumes manage of the electromechanical guidance. The driving force ought to keep to accelerate, shift gears and brake. Visual and acoustic indicators offer assist. When parallel parking, it suffices if the gap is more or less zero.eight meters (2.sixty two ft) longer than the car. If essential, the park help will make more than one maneuvers, forwards and backwards. The most velocity while parking is constrained to 7 km/h (four.35 mph). The device affords comparable help while leaving parallel parking spaces.


The Audi Q3 is being released with a desire of 3 4-cylinder engines - TFSI devices and one TDI. All 3 displace 2.zero liters and feature electricity outputs among one hundred twenty five kW (a hundred and seventy hp) and one hundred fifty five kW (211 hp). A 2nd TDI with 103 kW (a hundred and forty hp) will observe extremely later. The engines withinside the Q3 observe the Audi philosophy of downsizing, substituting pressured induction for displacement to obtain robust overall performance with low gasoline intake.

All engines come popular with the healing device, an answer from the Audi modular performance platform. The device makes use of smart voltage manage for the alternator to get better strength at some stage in braking and coasting phases. The strength is saved quickly withinside the battery and flows lower back into the on-board electric device, relieving the burden at the alternator and hence the engine the following time the auto speeds up.

The start-prevent device is some other Audi performance era. When the Audi Q3 involves a halt, the manage unit shuts down the engine. The driving force's foot ought to preserve the brake pedal depressed (if geared up with S tronic) or be eliminated from the grab (if geared up with a guide transmission). A effective starter restarts the engine fast while the driving force releases the brake or steps at the grab again.

The start-prevent device is best inactive at some stage in the engine's early warmup section, on steep slopes or if it's miles extraordinarily cold. Both it and the healing device make a full-size contribution to decreased gasoline intake.

TFSI era: the fuel engines

The abbreviation TFSI represents the mixture of direct injection and turbocharging, a era that Audi turned into the primary carmaker withinside the international to introduce in 2004. The technology make an wonderful team. The gasoline injected without delay into the combustion chambers is extraordinarily turbulent, hence cooling the chamber partitions. The ensuing lower in temperatures solves the trouble inherent to all turbocharged engines - a bent to knock, i.e. early detonation of the combination on warm spots withinside the combustion chamber.

Audi also can perform its TFSI engines with a excessive compression ratio, which performs a main position of their performance.

The Audi Q3 makes use of variations of the 2.zero TFSI with a displacement of 1,984 cc - one generating one hundred twenty five kW (a hundred and seventy hp) and the alternative one hundred fifty five kW (211 hp). The -liter fuel engine, a member of the contemporary Audi 888 version series, is a born winner, having been named "Engine of the Year" 5 years in a row from 2005 to 2009 with the aid of using an global jury.

Highly cultivated: stability shafts

Among the highlights of the 4-cylinder fuel engine are the consumption camshaft, which may be adjusted steplessly throughout a number 60 tiers, and the 2 stability shafts. Equipped with counterweights, they counter-rotate withinside the crankcase to counteract 2nd-order inertial forces, ensuing in a cultivated, low-vibration engine. Weighing simply 33 kilograms (72.seventy five lb), the inflexible crankcase of grey forged iron affords correct acoustic damping. The cylinder bores were drastically machined in order that the piston jewelry slide without problems with decreased pretension.

A not unusualplace rail unit injects the gasoline into the combustion chambers at a most stress of one hundred fifty bar via six-port nozzles. Flaps withinside the consumption manifold swirls the gasoline exactly with the consumption air. The newly advanced turbocharger can face up to exhaust temperatures of as much as 980 tiers Celsius (1,796 tiers Fahrenheit), decreasing gasoline intake at excessive load with the aid of using as a good deal as zero.five liters in line with a hundred kilometers. The intercooler combines excessive performance with low weight. The regulated oil pump operates at stress degrees, which additionally allows to lessen gasoline intake.

The extra effective model of the 2.zero TFSI with one hundred fifty five kW (211 hp) can provide a brawny and steady three hundred Nm (221.27 lb-ft) to the crankshaft among 1,800 and four,900 rpm. In mixture with the usual seven-velocity S tronic, the 4-cylinder unit speeds up the Audi Q3 from zero to a hundred km/h (sixty two.14 mph) in 6.nine seconds on its manner to a pinnacle velocity of 230 km/h (142.ninety two mph). Fuel intake is simply 7.7 liters in line with a hundred km (30.fifty five US mpg) on common, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 179 grams in line with km (288.07 g/mile).

The 2.zero TFSI with one hundred twenty five kW (a hundred and seventy hp) gives 280 Nm (206.fifty two lb-ft) of torque among 1,seven-hundred and four,two hundred rpm. Coupled with a six-velocity guide transmission, it speeds up the Audi Q3 from zero to a hundred km/h (sixty two.14 mph) in eight.2 seconds. Top velocity is 212 km/h (131.seventy three mph). Its common gasoline intake is 7.three liters of gasoline in line with a hundred km (32.22 US mpg), which corresponds to 174 grams of CO2/km (280.03 g/mile).

Rounding out the Audi Q3 engine lineup extremely later may be some other effective, turbocharged fuel engine: the 2.five TFSI. The sonorous 5-cylinder may be the brand new among the finest engine. With its brawny torque profile and electricity output of approximately 220 kW (three hundred hp), it'll additionally pinnacle the compact SUV section.

Groundbreaking performance: the TDI engines

The TDI engines from Audi additionally set new requirements, and feature finished so ever due to the fact that their creation 22 years ago. They constitute a current, clever shape of sportiness. Their excessive electricity outputs, effective torque, low gasoline intake and cultivation integrate to shape a harmonious whole.

The lengthy-stroke 2.zero TDI displacing 1,968 cc (bore x stroke eighty one.zero x 95.five millimeters [3.19 x 3.76 in]) is a excessive-tech engine. It hints the scales at simply 154 kilograms (339.fifty one lb). The toothed belt for the 2 camshafts and the ancillaries is especially quiet and occasional-friction. Little strength is wanted to power the water pump and the regulated oil pump, and the crankshaft seals were optimized for smooth walking. Two stability shafts rotate withinside the crankcase.

The not unusualplace rail injection device generates as much as 1,800 bar of device stress. The gasoline may be very exactly nebulized into the combustion chambers through 8-port nozzles with up to 6 injection operations in line with paintings cycle. The turbocharger makes use of adjustable vanes for the spontaneous improvement of torque, and the induction pipe is made from light-weight polymer. The consumption ports, the swirler flaps and the bowls withinside the pistons generate centered turbulence withinside the inflowing air.

The end result of all of those measures is wonderful thermodynamics withinside the combustion chambers, permitting the 2.zero TDI to be operated with a excessive exhaust fueloline recirculation rate. A compact intercooler significantly reduces the exhaust fueloline temperature, and the cooler combustion substantially reduces uncooked emissions of nitrogen oxides.

The -liter, 4-cylinder engine consumes simply five.nine liters of gasoline in line with a hundred km (39.87 US mpg) on common, which corresponds to 156 grams of CO2/km (251.06 g/mile). With one hundred thirty kW (177 hp) and 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque - the latter to be had among 1,750 and 2,500 rpm - the dash to a hundred km/h (sixty two.14 mph) takes eight.2 seconds, and acceleration best ends while a pinnacle velocity of 212 km/h (131.seventy three mph) is reached. The effective -liter TDI is mated to the S tronic.

Another model of the 2.zero TDI with 103 kW (a hundred and forty hp), blended with a guide transmission and the front-wheel power, will observe extremely later. With 320 Nm (236.02 lb-ft) of torque to be had among 1,750 and 2,500 rpm, it speeds up the Q3 from zero to a hundred km/h (sixty two.14 mph) in nine.nine seconds on its manner to a pinnacle velocity of 202 km/h (one hundred twenty five.fifty two mph). With a mean gasoline intake of much less than five.2 liters in line with a hundred km (45.23 US mpg), the Audi Q3 with 103 kW (a hundred and forty hp) is the maximum gasoline-green top class SUV at the marketplace. With a complete sixty four-liter (sixteen.ninety one US gallons) gasoline tank, it has a number extra than 1,000 kilometers (621 miles).


The engines withinside the Audi Q3 paintings collectively with plenty of distinctive transmissions. The 2.zero TFSI with one hundred twenty five kW (a hundred and seventy hp) and the 2.zero TDI with 103 kW (a hundred and forty hp) to seem extremely later are mated to a guide six-velocity gearbox. Models with the 2 among the finest engines come popular with a seven-velocity S tronic. All of the transmissions function hydraulic bearings; this minimizes the propagation of vibrations and noise. The guide gearbox has a especially light-weight magnesium casing. It capabilities quick, unique throws and is particularly green.

With each transmissions, the fast-ratio decrease gears offer for effective acceleration. The lengthy ratios of the very best gears lessen engine velocity and with it gasoline intake.

High-overall performance: the seven-velocity S tronic

The seven-velocity S tronic is a flexible transmission. Drivers can allow it shift mechanically or extrade gears themselves the usage of the selector lever or the optionally available paddles at the guidance wheel. Two riding modes are to be had: In D mode, the engine runs as frequently as feasible at low revs; in S mode, the riding fashion is sporty and the revs are higher.

The seven-velocity S tronic transfers the engine's electricity through 3 shafts - one power shaft and output shafts. This format allows a quick layout, that's essential for pairing it with the transverse 4-cylinder engines.

Like all twin-grab transmissions from Audi, the seven-velocity S tronic contains transmission systems and integrates multi-plate clutches. The huge K1 grab positioned at the out of doors conducts the engine torque through a strong shaft to the tools wheels for the strange gears 1, three, five and 7. A hole shaft rotates across the strong shaft. It is hooked up to the second one, smaller K2 grab, that's positioned internal its large sibling, and which controls the tools wheels for the gears 2, four and 6, in addition to opposite tools.

Both transmission systems are constantly energetic, however best one is hooked up to the engine at any individual time. For example, while the driving force speeds up in 1/3 tools, the fourth tools is already engaged withinside the 2nd transmission shape. Shifts are carried out with the aid of using switching the clutches. Shifting gears takes only some hundredths of a 2nd and is finished with nearly no interruption of traction. It is so dynamic, fluid and clean that the driving force rarely notices it.

The mechatronics module at the out of doors of the seven-velocity S tronic is a compact and sturdy block comprising the manage unit and the manage and positioning valves. Among different things, it varies the velocity of tools modifications and exactly regulates the pressure required.

The control device for the multi-plate clutches is extraordinarily unique. The transmission is responsive even in prevent-and-cross visitors and whilst maneuvering.

The oil withinside the seven-velocity S tronic cools and lubricates the gears and the clutches. It additionally drives a few of the additives of the mechatronics module. A positioning valve regulates the go with the drift of oil primarily based totally on demand, retaining it as little as feasible. The excessive-tech transmission can face up to heavy loads. A carbon coating makes the synchro jewelry extraordinarily durable; gears one via 3 and the opposite tools are shifted through a triple-cone synchronizer.

One innovation featured withinside the S tronic is the loose-wheel feature. If the driving force has decided on "Efficiency" mode withinside the optionally available Audi power pick device, the grab disengages while coasting, irrespective of which tools is presently engaged. The sporty SUV loose-wheels, which similarly reduces its gasoline intake.

Sportiness and balance: the drivetrain

The Audi Q3 2.zero TDI with 103 kW (a hundred and forty hp), to observe extremely later, drives the the front wheels. All different engines are paired with quattro everlasting all-wheel power. Its finest energy lies withinside the better slip-loose acceleration, avenue dynamics, protection and directional balance that it can provide. The compact SUV is dynamic and stable, even in moist and slippery conditions. It adequately can provide its electricity to the street while exiting corners.

The coronary heart of the quattro power device withinside the Audi Q3 is an electronically managed, hydraulically actuated multi-plate grab. In the hobby of higher axle load distribution, it's miles positioned at the stop of the prop shaft, in the front of the rear axle differential. Inside the grab is a bundle of plates that rotate in an oil bath. The metallic friction jewelry are organized at the back of each other in pairs - one ring of every pair is rigidly meshed with the housing, which rotates with the prop shaft; the alternative ring is meshed with the output shaft to the rear axle differential.

During regular riding, the grab sends maximum of the engine's electricity to the the front wheels. If traction decreases there, the grab can switch torque steplessly to the rear axle in only some milliseconds with the aid of using forcing the applications of plates collectively through managed action.

A stress reservoir allows the electrical reciprocating piston pump to expand the essential oil stress, which could attain over a hundred bar. If a wheel on one of the axles must slip, it's miles braked with the aid of using the digital differential lock (EDL).


The Audi Q3 brings extra sportiness to the compact top class SUV elegance. Its balanced chassis combines agile managing, ideally suited protection and extremely good consolation. The first-rate location to revel in its traits is on winding united states roads - the precision with which the auto responds to the guidance enter and the steadiness with which it takes corners. The responsive suspension smoothes out all styles of choppy avenue surfaces with ease. The guidance affords unique feedback, a taut, unique guidance sense and composed, quiet tracking.

Very state-of-the-art: the suspension

The the front wheel suspension has a music width of 1,571 millimeters (sixty one.eighty five in) and follows a traditional layout. It is a McPherson strut creation with decrease wishbones of cast aluminum. The subframe to which they're established is made from a chill-forged light-weight alloy, which has a positive impact at the distribution of weight among the the front and rear axles. This determine is more or less fifty eight to forty two percentage. The subframe is rigidly bolted to the frame, which similarly complements its tension.

The electromechanical rack-and-pinion guidance impresses with excessive performance. Because it consumes no strength while riding directly ahead, it reduces gasoline intake with the aid of using as a good deal as zero.three liters in line with a hundred kilometers. It has an instantaneous guidance ratio of sixteen.four:1, and guidance improve steadily decreases with growing velocity.

The guidance is networked with plenty of sensors and driving force help structures on board the Q3. This tight networking allows the guidance to paintings intently collectively with the optionally available Audi energetic lane help and the park help structures.

The 4-hyperlink rear axle of the Audi Q3 has a music width of 1,575 millimeters (sixty two.01 in). Its trailing hyperlinks take in the propulsive and braking forces. Its bearings are alternatively huge for a extra cushty ride. On the alternative hand, the 3 wishbones in line with wheel are connected very rigidly to the metallic subframe for max managing traits. Large rubber-metallic bearings join the subframe to the frame.

The hyperlinks of the rear axle are made from excessive-energy grades of metallic, and the wheel providers are forged aluminum. The surprise absorbers and the compact coil springs are break away each other, which advantages shipment location extent. Stabilizer bars are used on the the front and rear axles.

Thanks to a beneficiant 17 centimeters (6.sixty nine in) of floor clearance, the Audi Q3 handles hard terrain with ease. Upon request, Audi equips the Q3 with the S line game suspension with tauter springs, dampers and bearings. It lowers the frame with the aid of using 20 millimeters (zero.seventy nine in).

Four riding modes: Audi power pick

The Q3 is to be had with optionally available Audi power pick riding dynamics device - a software program module withinside the relevant manage unit (gateway) wherein all the bus structures come collectively. At the rush of a button, the driving force can determine at any time how she or he would love to power the compact SUV - withinside the cushty "Comfort" mode, the balanced "Auto" mode or the sporty "Dynamic" mode. In the fourth mode, "Efficiency," all additives which include the cruise manage and aircon are optimized for gasoline intake. All modifications are made harmoniously so they make their presence regarded to the driving force however do now no longer irritate.

Audi power pick alters the traits of the digital fueloline pedal and the electromechanical electricity guidance. The S tronic, adaptive mild and the optionally available energetic damper manage also can be incorporated into the device.

The CES dampers (CES: constantly managed digital suspension) are controlled with the aid of using a quick pc. Supplied with a huge quantity of information, it manages the suspension's feature as suitable for the circumstance of the street, the driving force's fashion and the mode decided on in Audi power pick.

The coronary heart of the CES dampers is an electronically managed valve that steplessly varies the go with the drift of oil. The positioning time is only some milliseconds. A huge cross-phase affords for a smooth, cushty ride. During sporty riding, tough braking or unexpected avoidance maneuvers, on the alternative hand, the valve impedes the go with the drift and the Q3 is in detail linked to the street. The guidance reaction will become even extra unique, and the unique stabilization of every wheel makes the self-guidance conduct even extra impartial and secure.

The Audi Q3 rolls off the meeting line with length 6.five J x sixteen cast alloy wheels with a seven-arm layout and 215/sixty five tires. Models with the 2 among the finest engines come popular with 7 J x 17, ten-spoke wheels and 235/fifty five tires.

18-inch wheels in plenty of designs are to be had as alternatives from Audi, and quattro GmbH gives eight.five J x 19 wheels with 255/forty tires.

All tires are characterised with the aid of using low rolling resistance, which include the optionally available wintry weather and all-season tires. Audi gives an optionally available tire stress indicator. A restore package comes popular; a space-saving spare tire is to be had as an alternative.

The brake device is an wonderful in shape with the sporty person of the compact SUV. The pedal sense is spontaneous and firm, allowing the driving force to exactly meter the reaction. With all engine variations, the the front discs are vented and degree 312 mm (12.28 in) in diameter; the strong rear discs have a diameter of 282 mm (eleven.10 in). The electromechanical parking brake is incorporated into the rear brake device. It additionally serves as an emergency brake, if essential.

All-new: ESP

The ESP stabilization device withinside the Audi Q3 is a entire new improvement. When braking on surfaces with distinctive coefficients of friction, it prevents the auto from pulling to 1 facet. If a skid is imminent, it helps corrections that defuse the scenario. Some of its capabilities were mainly tailor-made for the compact SUV. One of those is the rollover prevention feature, which makes use of rapid interventions with robust braking on the wheel to save you the internal wheel in a curve from likely lifting up at some stage in excessive riding maneuvers.

The ESP additionally consists of trailer stabilization and a dry braking feature. The latter periodically cleans the brake discs of moisture and dust to save you fade in moist conditions.

Another excessive-stop function of the ESP is the digital constrained slip differential. In the the front-wheel power Audi Q3, it interacts with the the front axle rather than each axles withinside the quattro variations. When information from more than one enter indicators illustrate to the manage unit that the powered internal wheel in a curve is relieved too a good deal, it initiates a small and unique brake intervention there. The intervention reasons extra torque to go with the drift to the out of doors wheel.

At the identical time, the distinction among the power forces generates a positive yaw second that allows the driving force with the aid of using turning the auto very barely into the corner. Self-guidance conduct stays impartial longer, and managing will become extra unique, agile and stable.

All Audi Q3 fashions are geared up with hill preserve help, which makes use of the electromechanical parking brake. It keeps the brake stress for a quick time after the driving force steps off of the brake pedal. Still to return back is hill-descent help, which keeps a steady velocity whilst going downhill of among 10 and 20 km/h (6.21 and 12.forty three mph), relying at the floor.


The compact top class SUV rolls off the meeting line with a complete array of popular capabilities. These encompass a leather-based guidance wheel, guide aircon, an electromechanical parking brake, the refrain CD radio with 8 audio system, height-adjustable the front seats and a radio-managed relevant locking device. An huge bundle of restraint structures, Isofix baby seat anchor factors withinside the rear, hill preserve help plus electrically heated and electricity-adjustable facet mirrors spherical out the system listing.

Standard outside system consists of sixteen-inch alloy wheels and a black roof rail. ESP with digital constrained slip differential makes managing even sportier and safer. The start-prevent device and the healing device decorate performance.

All 3 variations of the Q3 first of all to be had distribute the engine's electricity to all 4 wheels through quattro everlasting all-wheel power. Models with the 2 among the finest engines roll off the meeting line with the seven-velocity S tronic.

17-inch wheels, a excessive-gloss bundle and an anodized aluminum roof rail at the frame set sporty and visible accents with the maximum effective TFSI and TDI fashions.

The alternatives additionally mirror the person of the Q3. They are fashionable, sporty, cushty and practical, with many coming without delay from the luxurious elegance. One of those is the panoramic glass roof withinside the fashion of the huge Audi SUVs, the Q5 and the Q7. It contains tinted glass panels. It opens with the aid of using sliding the cellular the front panel lower back over the constant rear panel.

A wind deflector reduces noise and drafts. The panoramic glass roof is operated through a 4-manner transfer, and a blind protects towards the solar's rays.

There are some of excessive-stop lighting fixtures alternatives to be had: xenon plus headlights with LED daylight hours walking lighting and LED tail lighting, the excessive-beam assistant which include mild and rain sensor, and the adaptive mild device. Add-on frame elements are to be had in 3 colour variants, and there may be a desire of styling applications.

Tinted rear home windows and a noise-damping windshield similarly growth consolation withinside the cabin.

Sporty: appealing alternatives

The Audi Q3 flaunts its sporty nature with severa appealing alternatives. The variety of alloy wheels consists of sizes as much as 19 inches, and a tire stress indicator is to be had as an alternative. Other alternatives encompass the Audi power pick riding dynamics device, adaptive surprise absorbers and the S line game bundle. Hill-descent help may be to be had later.

Upon request, Audi equips its compact top class SUV with severa comfort capabilities. The comfort key, for example, can live withinside the jacket pocket - the Q3 unlocks while the driving force pulls the door handles and begins offevolved at the rush of the start-prevent button.

The comfort key shops car information which might be crucial for carrier. The rear doorways and the electricity rear home windows are covered with digital baby-evidence locks, which might be packaged with the deactivatable passenger airbag. Buttons are used to prompt and deactivate the locks.

Other comfort alternatives to be had from Audi are an alarm device, folding facet mirrors and cruise manage. Two-area, deluxe computerized aircon, a headlight washing machine device, an automated anti-dazzle indoors reflect, an LED indoors lighting fixtures bundle, rear facet airbags and distinctive variations of the driving force data device also are to be had.

The seats may be upgraded with heating, a electricity-adjustable lumbar assist, complete electricity adjustment and a middle armrest with a garage compartment. Audi additionally gives optionally available game seats. There also are some of guidance wheels from which to pick out, a number of which encompass guidance paddles for the S tronic.

The Audi Q3 is a flexible accomplice for each day. Clever alternatives make it even extra practical: a pass-via hatch withinside the rear seat which include a centre armrest and cup holders, a ski and snowboard bag, a garage and load location bundle, a reversible mat and a reversible shipment ground. Audi equips door access sills with aluminum inlays in mixture with the chrome steel loading aspect trim.

A the front passenger seat with folding lower back relaxation and a trailer hitch with a swiveling ball neck similarly expands the variety of programs for the compact SUV.

The infotainment structures are especially appealing - and extremely good for this car elegance. They start with the live performance radio, which incorporates a fold-out reveal, and enlarge via the Connectivity bundle to MMI navigation plus and the Bose surround sound device. Another excessive-stop module to observe later is the Bluetooth on line vehicle telecellsmartphone, which connects the Q3 to the Internet and the brand new on line offerings from Audi.

The variety of driving force help structures additionally is going some distance past what's normally located on this section. Audi facet help helps the driving force while converting lanes, and Audi energetic lane help allows to hold the lane.

The velocity restriction show acknowledges crucial visitors symptoms and symptoms, and 5 distinctive parking structures are to be had to make parking extra handy. Two of them autonomously steer the Audi Q3 into the parking spot.

Trendsetters, couples and households: the client groups

The Audi Q3 is a top class SUV that appeals to clients from 3 distinctive groups: trendsetters, couples and households. They all experience an energetic and current lifestyle. When deciding on a vehicle, they location unique price on compact dimensions, innovative and different layout, individuality and multifunctional use.

The first institution is made of young, in most cases male clients. They are over 30, a success of their careers and sense at domestic in an energetic, current and concrete international. The participants of the second one institution - couples and households with youngsters below ten - are seeking out a multifunctional SUV with room for households and leisure sports this is each sporty and effective. Best agers, i.e. young-at-coronary heart couples over the age of fifty with grownup youngsters, maximum respect the tidy dimensions, the best visibility, the raised seating function and the smooth access and exit.