The new Audi Q3 2.0 TDI Quattro 140 PS is now available to order priced from £26,510; it is expected to account for up to 40% of total Q3 sales.
The new model is powered by a 2.0 litre direct injection diesel engine through a six speed manual gearbox. The highly efficient unit can return up to 49.6mpg according to the combined cycle test, equating to CO2 output of 149g/km. The Q3 is capable of 0-62mph in 9.9 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 122mph.
The interior of the Q3 is deceptively roomy; there is seating for up to five adults, and an accommodating load bay offering up to 1,365 litres of capacity thanks to split/folding rear seats. SE and S line specification levels are available, the former including 17-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, a Concert audio system with 6.5-inch manually retractable colour display screen, preparation for SD card navigation, Bluetooth interface, Audi Music Interface iPod connection and light and rain sensors. Options include ‘steerable beam’ adaptive light technology for the xenon plus headlights, a high-beam assistant to intelligently illuminate the road ahead, the hard drive-based navigation system plus with seven-inch colour screen and 3D mapping and the side assist blind spot warning and lane assist lane departure warning driver aids.