2011 Audi Q3 Reviews & Specification. Some ideas are emerging about the 2011 Audi Q3 is very common. As the frequency of those customers who just mention that this car is small and expensive cars. And sometimes they are thinking of buying the Audi A4 and Q5 which tend to be larger. And this led to some doubts that occurred.
2011 Audi Q3 is a sporty car with a high and considered to be “A-SUV” in Europe and make it as a segment of the market there. Audi project annual sales in a full year of 100,000 units. Chief of Competition stated X1 Q3 including BMW, Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz Evoque will come BLK is currently in prototype testing.
Engine variants that we were able to test – two torqued 2.0-liter TDI diesels (138 horsepower and 174 hp) and two versions of the 2.0-liter TFSI gas engine (168 and 208 hp) – we went straight for the hotter 2.0-liter TFSI quattro with full S-line trim package and the seven-speed S-tronic dual clutch gearbox, certain to be the top trim for hot urban late 20s and early 30s trendsetting smoothies. Our tester even included Audi Drive Select with its Efficiency, Comfort, Automatic, Dynamic chassis and drive settings now calibrated exclusively through Audi’s MMI controller.
The Audi Q3′s exterior design is, of course, very Audi, but if we’re being honest, it’s not quite the sexy execution we had in mind thanks to some packaging and stance issues. Despite this, Audi designers have clearly decided to make the tail end “sporty” instead of maximizing hauling room in back. A subtle design detail that’s worth noting is the added crease running down the rearmost support pillars – it’s a first for Audi. To our eyes, the Q3′s sloped rear end cuts too much into the overall side view proportions, so the whole design feels a little pudgy to the eye – even when hunkered lower in dynamic mode.
We love the S-line-trimmed steering wheel and those 19-inch optional five triple spoke S-line alloys. The latter really look the part, bookending the 102.5-inch wheelbase – a wheelbase that’s identical to that of the VW Tiguan. At the same time, the Q3′s front and rear tracks are slightly wider but overall height is almost four inches less than on the facelifted VW. Equivalent power units on the Q3 need to haul around 110 pounds less than they do in the VW, so the Q3 promised to be better dynamically.
That promise was basically fulfilled, too. For one thing, the Tiguan with 4Motion and seven-speed DSG gets to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.4 seconds. This similarly propelled Q3 can do so in 6.9 seconds. With the wider tracks, made a bit broader still with the 19s and 255/40 Pirelli P Zero tires and lower center of gravity, it does live up to Audi’s boast that the Q3 is the sportiest CUV in its segment. Of course, we’d like to get it together with similarly equipped versions of both the Bimmer and Landie to be sure.
Various members of the Q3 development team explained to us that this is actually the first time for this particular chassis configuration, which uses mostly the PQ35 architecture of the Tiguan, adds a healthy dose of the PQ46 architecture under the A4 and Passat (the European one), and also contains some few bits from the future modular global MQB architecture that underpins the next Golf and A3.
This Q3 with the sensational and much used 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder, prior to adding S-line equipment and ADS, would cost roughly $29,500 if it were to come to the States right now, which is just over 15 percent below the equally decked-out Q5.
Key markets at launch for the 2011 audi q3 include all of Western Europe, with particular focus on Germany and the UK, plus China and Russia. This makes sense, as not only was the original Cross Coupe Concept (which foreshadowed the Q3) unveiled at the 2007 Shanghai Motor Show, the Q3 in production-ready trim was also first shown there this past April. Initial examples start arriving in customers’ driveways in western Europe at the end of October, then in the first quarter of 2012 in Asia and Putinville. All units for the Chinese market will be built in Audi’s factory in Changchun along with the Chinese A6, A4, and Q5, thanks to company’s joint venture with First Automotive Works (FAW).
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