Audi Q3

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Audi Q3
Audi Q3 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic Karibubraun.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer Audi
Production 2011–present
Model years

2012-present

2015-present (Canada,U.S)
Assembly Martorell, Spain
Foshan, China (FAW-VW),
Pune, India
Designer Julian Hoenig (Concept: 2006; Production: 2009)[1]
Body and chassis
Class Compact executive crossover
Body style 5-door wagon[2]
Layout Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive
Platform Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35)
Related Volkswagen Tiguan
SEAT Tribu
Škoda Yeti
Powertrain
Engine 1.4L TFSI I4
2.0L TFSI I4
2.0L TDI diesel I4
2.5L TFSI I5
Transmission 6-speed manual
7-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,603 mm (102.5 in)
Length 4,385 mm (172.6 in)
Width 1,831 mm (72.1 in)
Height 1,608 mm (63.3 in)

The Audi Q3 is a five-door compact executive crossover by Audi. The Q3 has a transverse-mounted front engine, and entered production in 2011.

Typ 8U (2011-)[edit]

Concept Vehicle: Audi Cross Coupé quattro (2007)[edit]

Designed by Julian Hoenig in 2006, it was a concept vehicle with Liquid Silver body colour, 20-inch wheels, fabric folding roof, electrically-controlled hood, 4-cylinder 2.0 TDI engine rated 204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp) and 400 N·m (295.02 lbf·ft), diesel particulate filter and Bluetec emission control system, quattro permanent four-wheel drive system with Haldex clutch, Audi S tronic dual-clutch gearbox, MacPherson-strut front axle and a four-link rear axle, Audi drive select system with 3 modes (dynamic, sport, efficiency), MMI control panel with touch pad and dual-view technology, sound system with the prominent extending tweeters.

The vehicle was unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show in April, 2007.[3]

Production[edit]

The car uses the Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform of the Volkswagen Golf Mk5, the same as the Volkswagen Tiguan/SEAT Tribu small SUVs. The Q3 slots above the proposed Audi Q2 mini-crossover. Compared to the mid-luxury compact Q5 and full-size Q7, which are positioned more for family practicality and off-road performance, the Q3 is aimed as more of a lifestyle/sports automobile. Design and development began following board approval in the second half of 2007. Julian Hoenig's design was chosen for production and frozen in 2009.[4]

The Q3 shares components, transmissions and engines with amongst other vehicles utilising the PQ35 platform, the Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 and Škoda Yeti.

The vehicle was unveiled in Auto Shanghai 2011.[5]

The vehicles went on sale in June 2011. Early models include 2.0 TFSI quattro (170/211PS), 2.0 TDI (140PS), 2.0 TDI quattro (177PS).[6][7][8]

Indian models went on sale in 2012. Early models include 2.0 TDI quattro (177PS)[9]

China models went on sale at the end of July 2012 as an import vehicle.[10] The Changchun-made Audi Q3 entered market in April 2013, which included 35 TFSI (170PS), 35 TFSI quattro (170PS), 40 TFSI quattro (200PS), with 7-speed S Tronic transmissions.[11][12]

2.0 TDI quattro with 103 kW (140 hp) was introduced in 2012 for Germany market as part of 2012 Paris Motor Show premiere.[13]

2.0 TDI quattro (140PS) was introduced in 2012 for the UK market.[14]

Audi Q3 Vail (2012)[edit]

It is a concept vehicle based on Audi Q3 with 2.5 TFSI (2,480 cc (2.48 L; 151 cu in) I5 turbo) engine rated 314 PS (231 kW; 310 hp) and 400 N·m (295.02 lbf·ft), 7-speed S tronic transmission, Energy Red body colour, add-on body parts are in matt gray quartz-based paint, flared wheel arches and running boards, five-arm 8.5Jx20 wheels in matt quartz, 255/45 off-road tires, 40mm wider front and rear track widths and 30mm higher body ride height over production model.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 North American International Auto Show.[15]

Audi RS Q3 concept (2012)[edit]

It is a version of Audi Q3 with blue body colour, 2.5 TFSI (2,480 cc (2.48 L; 151 cu in) I5 turbo) engine rated 360 PS (265 kW; 355 hp), 25 mm (0.98 in) lowered body, brushed and polished aluminum trim frames, single-frame radiator grille, Dark blue Alcantara on contrasting element on the seat covers, black CFRP door mirror housings, while matt aluminum trim at side windows, Ordos Blue body color, blue clearcoat and black CFRP at diffuser insert, clear glass rear lights and auxiliary lights in the bumper tinted in anthracite, black Fine Nappa leather interior upholstery on roofliner, floor carpet, floor mats, leather-upholstered instrument panel and on large areas of the seat upholstery; steering wheel upholstered in black Velvet leather, door trim panels in blue Alcantara, Chinese characters numerals in tachometer, 7-speed S tronic transmission, quattro permanent all-wheel drive, 8.5 J x 20 wheels with 255/30 tires.

The vehicle was unveiled in Auto China 2012 in Beijing.,[16] and later in 2012 Wörthersee Tour.[17]

Audi Q3 jinlong yufeng (2012)[edit]

Q3 jinlong yufeng (金龍馭風) is a version of Audi Q3 with 2.5 TFSI (2,480 cc (2.48 L; 151 cu in) I5 turbo) engine rated 310 PS (228 kW; 306 hp), 7-speed S tronic transmission, two kiteboards made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, Liuli Yellow body colour, body add-on parts in matt quartz, Vertical aluminum struts in the single-frame radiator grille, xenon plus headlights in anthracite, aluminum panels cover the upper sections of the air intakes, aluminum underbody guard, flared wheel arches, brushed stainless steel running boards, roofliner in titanium gray Alcantara, black interior surfaces, instrument panel upholstered in black Fine Nappa leather and decorated with yellow contrasting seams, fine aluminum accents at instrument cluster, leather-trimmed steering wheel with contrasting yellow seams and two large shift paddles, foot rests and pedal made of stainless steel with rubber caps, seats upholstered in woven leather (narrow strips of leather interwoven with yarn, yellow piping and contrasting seams), side panels of the seat cushions and seatbacks in yellow Velvet leather, Velvet leather in parts of the door trim panels, stainless steel mesh decorative inlays, five-arm 8.5Jx20 wheels in matt quartz, 255/45 off-road tires, 40mm wider front and rear track widths and 30mm higher body ride height over production model.

The vehicle was unveiled in Auto China 2012 in Beijing,[18][19] and later in 2012 Wörthersee Tour.[17]

Audi Q3 red track (2012)[edit]

It is a version of Audi Q3 with 2.5 TFSI (2,480 cc (2.48 L; 151 cu in) I5 turbo) engine rated 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp) and 450 N·m (331.90 lbf·ft), 7-speed S tronic transmission, Energy Red body colour, five-arm 8.5Jx20 wheels in matt quartz, 255/45 off-road tires, 40mm wider front and rear track widths and 30mm higher body ride height over production model, headlining in titanium gray Alcantara, black interior, floor mats in black with narrow strips of red Velvet leather.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 Wörthersee Tour.[17][20]

Audi RS Q3 (2013-)[edit]

Audi RS Q3

It is the first production RS model in a Q-series vehicle; based on the Audi RS Q3 concept. It features a 2.5 TFSI (2.5 L; 151 cu in) I5 turbo engine rated 310 PS (228 kW; 306 hp)@5200-6700rpm and 420 N·m (309.78 lbf·ft)@1500-5200rpm, 7-speed S-tronic transmission with D and S modes, battery located in the luggage compartment, 4-link independent rear wheel suspensions, electro-mechanical rack and pinion steering, electro-mechanical parking brake and hill hold assist, 365 mm (14.37 in) ventilated and perforated front brake discs with wave-shaped outer contours, black eight-piston calipers with RS logos, electronic stabilization control (ESC) with sport mode, 19-inch alloy wheels in German market (optional 20-inch wheels, with exclusive 5 dual-spoke V design from Audi RS Q3 concept), body accents and roof rails in matt aluminum, special door sill plates and door trim strips, a high-gloss black honeycomb front grille, RS front bumper and quattro emblem in the front air intake, roof spoiler, rear bumper with diffuser insert, elliptical tailpipe, a rear RS Q3 logo, choice of 8 body colors (including the exclusive Sepang Blue pearl effect), instrument cluster with gray gauges and white scales and red pointers, contrasting stitching in rock gray trim at flat bottom three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and gear selector lever, MMI and driver information system with RS logo, RS menu with boost pressure, oil temperature and a lap timer; pedals and foot support in aluminum look, inlays in piano finish black (optional aluminum race or carbon), black (optional lunar silver) headlining, sport seats with embossed RS Q3 logos upholstered in black Alcantara/leather (optional Fine Nappa leather in black or lunar silver with contrasting stitching in rock gray or the design package with diamond stitching), reversible loadliner, optional towing bracket, RS-specific driver information system (park assist plus), Audi sound system with ten loudspeakers, xenon plus headlights, LED tail lights. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds and onto a top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph).

Infotainment options include MMI Navigation plus, Bose surround sound system with 14 loudspeakers with up to 465 watts of output power, Bluetooth car phone online advanced driver assistance systems.

Optional styling packages (in matt aluminum or black) include flaps in the side air intakes, the trim on the diffuser, and the fins on the roof spoiler.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Geneva Motor Show,[21] followed by Wörthersee Tour 2013.[22]

Deliveries of German model began in fall 2013.[23]

Deliveries in the U.K. will start in early 2014.[24]

Engines[25][edit]

Petrol engines
Model Year Engine type Power, torque@rpm
Q3 1.4 TFSI 2014-  ? 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp), ?
Q3 2.0 TFSI quattro (170PS) 2011- 1,984 cc (1.984 L; 121.1 cu in) I4 turbo (CCZC) 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp)@4300–6200, 280 N·m (206.52 lbf·ft)@1700-4200
Q3 2.0 TFSI quattro (211PS) 2011- 1,984 cc (1.984 L; 121.1 cu in) I4 turbo (CPSA) 211 PS (155 kW; 208 hp)@5000–6200, 300 N·m (221.27 lbf·ft)@1800-4900
Q3 2.5 TFSI[26] 2012- 2,480 cc (2.48 L; 151 cu in) I5 turbo 246 kW (330 hp) at 5400–6500, 450 N·m (332 lbf·ft) at 1600–5300
Q3 35 TFSI (170PS) 2013- 1,984 cc (1.984 L; 121.1 cu in) I4 turbo (CRH) 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp)@4300–6200, 280 N·m (206.52 lbf·ft)@1700-4200
Q3 35 TFSI quattro (170PS) 2013- 1,984 cc (1.984 L; 121.1 cu in) I4 turbo (CRH) 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp)@4300–6200, 280 N·m (206.52 lbf·ft)@1700-4200
Q3 40 TFSI quattro (200PS) 2013- 1,984 cc (1.984 L; 121.1 cu in) I4 turbo (CGM) 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp)@5000–6200, 280 N·m (206.52 lbf·ft)@1800-4900
RS Q3 2.5 TFSI quattro (310PS) 2012- 2,480 cc (2.48 L; 151 cu in) I5 turbo (CTSA) 310 PS (228 kW; 306 hp)@5200-6700, 420 N·m (309.78 lbf·ft)@1500-5200
Diesel engines
Model Year Engine type Power, torque@rpm
Q3 2.0 TDI (136PS) 2011- 1,968 cc (1.968 L; 120.1 cu in) I4 turbo common rail (CFFA) 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp)@?, ?@?
Q3 2.0 TDI (140PS) 2011- 1,968 cc (1.968 L; 120.1 cu in) I4 turbo common rail (CFFB) 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp)@4200, 320 N·m (236.02 lbf·ft)@1750-2500
Q3 2.0 TDI quattro (140PS) 2012- 1,968 cc (1.968 L; 120.1 cu in) I4 turbo common rail (CFFB) 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp)@4200, 320 N·m (236.02 lbf·ft)@1750-2500
2.0 TDI quattro (177PS) 2011- 1,968 cc (1.968 L; 120.1 cu in) I4 turbo common rail (CFGC/CLLB) 177 PS (130 kW; 175 hp)@4200, 380 N·m (280.27 lbf·ft)@1750-2500

Transmissions[edit]

Petrol engines
Model Year Types
Q3 1.4 TFSI 2014- 6-speed manual, 6-speed S tronic
Q3 2.0 TFSI quattro (170PS) 2011- 6-speed manual, 7-speed S tronic
Q3 2.0 TFSI quattro (211PS) 2011- 7-speed S tronic
Q3 2.5 TFSI[26] 2012- ?
Q3 35 TFSI (170PS) 2013- 7-speed S tronic
Q3 35 TFSI quattro (170PS) 2013- 7-speed S tronic
Q3 40 TFSI quattro (200PS) 2013- 7-speed S tronic
RS Q3 2.5 TFSI quattro (310PS) 2012- 7-speed S tronic
Diesel engines
Model Year Types
Q3 2.0 TDI (136PS) 2011- 6-speed manual
Q3 2.0 TDI (140PS) 2011- 6-speed manual
Q3 2.0 TDI quattro (140PS) 2012- 6-speed manual
Q3 2.0 TDI quattro (177PS) 2011- 7-speed S tronic

Safety[edit]

EuroNCAP tested Audi Q3, 5-door Compact SUV with front airbags, side airbags, seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters as standard and scored it accordingly:[27]

Euro NCAP test results
Audi Q3 LHD, 5-door SUV (2011)[28]
Test Points %
Overall: 5 /5 stars
Adult occupant: 34 94%
Child occupant: 42 85%
Pedestrian: 19 52%
Safety assist: 6 86%

Production[edit]

On 2011-06-07, Audi announced the production of Audi Q3 began at SEAT factory in Martorell, located in Spain’s Catalonia region, with annual production of approximately 100,000 Q3 units.[29][30][31] In 1998, the production facility was chosen as the "Best Factory of the VW Group in the first quarter".[32] Production at Martorell began on 2011-07-13 with Spanish Prince Felipe's inauguration at Martorell plant.[33]

The Audi Q3 is built in a FAW-Volkswagen plant in Changchun, China in a joint venture with its partner FAW;[34] production began in 2013.[35] The Changchun-made Audi Q3 first entered the market in April 2013.[36]

Marketing[edit]

As part of Audi A3 launch in China, Audi Q3 Trans China Tour 2011 began in 2011-10-15, featuring roughly 160 participants driving Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic (211PS) in a 16-stage 5,700 kilometers (3,542 miles) route starting from Beijing to Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guilin, and ending in Hong Kong.[34][37][38] The tour ended with 20 cars arriving at the final destination in Shenzhen near Hong Kong.[39][40]

As part of Audi A3 launch in Taiwan, more than 11 famous independent bands were invited to present Q3 Urban Music Festival.[41]

As part of RS Q3 Cabriolet launch, Audi Land of quattro Alpen Tour 2013 featured RS Q3 begins on September 23, travelling across twelve driving stages in 6 countries (Klagenfurt – the capital of Carinthia, Austria, Monaco).[42]

In 2014, the Q3 will make its debut in the North American market. The high-performance RS Q3 will also be available.[43]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Shanghai Motor Show: Audi reveals the Cross Coupe Quattro
  4. ^ http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1026889_preview-2010-audi-q3-suv
  5. ^ Live from Shanghai: The world premiere of the Audi Q3
  6. ^ Audi Q3 made Officially Official ahead of Shanghai Motor Show
  7. ^ The Audi Q3 – a premium SUV in compact form
  8. ^ "Audi Q3 Specifications Review". TechXreview.com. 
  9. ^ Audi Q3
  10. ^ Audi continues along its growth path in China
  11. ^ FAW-VW to Release Audi Q3 in H1 2013, with Both FWD and 4WD Options
  12. ^ Audi Q3 specifications (2013)
  13. ^ The 2012 Paris Motor Show - Audi Model Range
  14. ^ New Audi Q3 model will be the raining champion
  15. ^ Audi lifts veil on Q3 Vail concept, confirms production Q3 for North America
  16. ^ Audi RS Q3 concept revealed ahead of Beijing
  17. ^ a b c Audi at the 2012 Wörthersee Tour
  18. ^ Audi unveils Q3 Jinlong Yufeng in Beijing
  19. ^ Audi A6L e-tron、RS Q3,北京車展全球首演
  20. ^ Audi Q3 Red Track heads to Worthersee Tour
  21. ^ Barari, Arman (ed.). "Geneva Preview: Audi RS Q3 Revealed". Motorward. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  22. ^ Audi at Wörthersee Tour 2013
  23. ^ First RS model in the Q series: Audi RS Q3
  24. ^ [2]
  25. ^ Audi Q3 to get 2.5 TFSI engine with 310 HP
  26. ^ a b Auto Express Issue 1173 p14 "Hot turbo Q3 is on the road"
  27. ^ Five stars for the Audi Q3 in the Euro NCAP crash test
  28. ^ http://www.euroncap.com/results/audi/q3/2011/446.aspx
  29. ^ Audi Q3 starts volume production
  30. ^ SEAT begins production on the Q3
  31. ^ Hetzner, Christiaan (April 22, 2009). "UPDATE 1-Audi: no need for US site, to build new SUV in Spain". Reuters. 
  32. ^ SEAT, S.A. Key Figures http://media.seat.com/en/company/seat-sa-key-figures.html
  33. ^ Royal visit marks start of production for the new Audi Q3
  34. ^ a b Audi Q3 Trans China Tour 2011 starts in Beijing
  35. ^ BASIC PRESS INFORMATION - AUDI AG China sites (March 2013)
  36. ^ Audi in China Dr. Dietmar Voggenreiter, President, Audi China May 2013
  37. ^ Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic
  38. ^ Audi Q3 Trans China Tour 2011 starts in Beijing
  39. ^ Audi Q3 Trans China Tour 2011 successfully reaches finish line
  40. ^ Audi Q3 Trans China Tour 2011 successfully reaches finish line
  41. ^ Audi Q3 Launch
  42. ^ Audi Land of quattro Alpen Tour 2013
  43. ^ [3]

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