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Audi Q3 Review

 

Audi Q3 is a follow on to the Q5 and is less costlier than it, but in the same time this car will surpass the Q5 model when it comes to quality and equipments. These two models are included in the premium compact SUVs category, along with Acura RDX and BMW X3.

This car is designed using the 2007 Cross Coupe Concept but will not have its structural elements and underskin components mixed and matched from others Audy/VW models like the Q5. We can consider Q3 an upscale model of VW’s Tiguan.

Still there are important differences between these two models. Let’s start with the engine. The engine is a standard 4 cylinder, 2.0 liter turbocharged, the only difference is that the Q3 engine is newer and the rumors say that this engine isn’t available in the U.S.A. market Tiguan. It’s similar with the 140 horsepower turbo diesel VW’s Jetta engine but not exactly. The engine it will be Audi-specific with 200 horsepower and 296 lb-ft of torque. The engine will have a 6-speed automated and manual transmission too.

The appearance is quite impressive and in Cross Coupe Concept the profile looks like a rakish coupe and not like a wagon (the Tiguan and Q5 profile type). It will have the 18-inch standard wheels but the 19’s and the 20’s will be available too. It will have all the A4 chassis hardware too, but adapted and improved, like rear and front multilink suspension, big disk brakes for all wheels (ABS incorporated), the traction-control system(Audi made), electric power steering, etc. Other new features are: adaptive suspension or electromagnetic shock absorbers, but the most expected option is the new Drive Select System(Audi made) The Audi Q3 it will surelly have 5 stars when it comes to passengers protection and like other cars from its class with have lots of customizable features like the navigation system, XXL sunroof, cosmetic tweaks, etc.

The expectations for this car are high and I’m sure that Audi will not disappoint us, after all this brand is trying to hit the cars selling brands podium.