Audi Australia is bolstering its premium compact SUV offering with the arrival of the Audi Q3 40 TFSI quattro and Audi Q3 40 TFSI quattro S line. Both models are on-sale now, available to purchase through the new Audi online purchase platform which offers customers the convenience of reserving their Audi vehicle from the comfort of their own home via audi.com.au.
Both models are powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 132 kW and 320 Nm of torque, capable of reaching 100km/h from rest in 7.8 seconds, returning 8.3 litres per 100km. Power is sent to the quattro all-wheel drive system through a quick-shifting seven-speed S tronic transmission.
The new model features 19-inch alloy wheels, quattro all-wheel drive technology, full body paint finish and folding exterior mirrors with passenger side auto dipping as standard. The Q3 40 TFSI quattro S line adds 20-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels, rear window privacy glass, progressive steering and an S line exterior package.
“The legendary Audi quattro all-wheel-drive technology underpins the legacy of the Audi Q model range,” said Shawn Ticehurst, Director of Product Planning & Pricing at Audi Australia.
“We’re delighted to bring this model to Australia to continue its predecessor’s success, with the new model endowed with over $8000 worth of additional equipment. In particular, the S line variant represents extraordinary value.”
Standard equipment on the Q3 40 TFSI models include convenience key (keyless entry and start), electric tailgate with gesture control, two-zone climate control and leather-appointed seta upholstery. In addition, there’s electric front seats and lumbar support, auto dimming interior mirror, multi-function leather steering wheel with shift paddles and Audi drive select.
Stepping up a grade into the Q3 40 TSFI quattro S line variant features a luxuriously appointed Alcantara interior in steel grey, heated front seats, an electric passenger seat, an aluminium interior package, as well as an S line interior that includes:
- Sport front seats in leather appointed upholstery with contrasting stitching and S embossing
- Pedals in stainless steel
- Floor mats in contrasting stitching
- Inlays in matt brushed aluminium (dark)
- Illuminated door sill trims
- Flat bottom steering wheel with shift paddles and perforated leather
The Audi Q3 40 TFSI models also feature Audi’s virtual cockpit, MMI navigation plus with MMI touch, DAB+ digital radio, wireless Apple Carplay technology and the innovative convenience of Audi connect plus. Additionally, the Q3 40 TFSI quattro S line features the virtual cockpit plus (12.3-inch screen), alongside an Audi sound system (ten speakers with subwoofer, 180 watts) as standard.
Cargo capacity is claimed at 675 litres with the rear sets upright (1525 litres with the rear seats folded flat). The rear seat can be split 40:20:40, and slides fore/aft in a 150mm range to create additional legroom during longer journeys.
All Audi Q3 40 TFSI models boast a 5-star ANCAP safety rating and features standard safety system inclusions such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with cyclist and pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane change warning, rear cross-traffic assist, tyre pressure monitors, hill descent control, as well as a comprehensive suite of parking sensors and rear view camera.
S line models gain a 360-degree camera, high beam assist and park assist, as well as exterior mirrors with auto dimming functions and adaptive cruise assist (includes active lane assist and emergency assist). A Premium package equipment option is available for the Audi Q3 40 TFSI quattro and a Premium plus package is available for the premium S line model.
The Audi Q3 40 TFSI is offered with the comprehensive Audi service plan package, priced at $1,610 for three years or $2,630 for five years.
The Audi Q3 40 TFSI quattro and Audi Q3 40 TFSI quattro S line are on-sale now, available to purchase through the new Audi online purchase platform which offers customers the convenience of reserving their Audi vehicle from the comfort of their own home via audi.com.au.
Pricing (excludes on road costs)
|Q3 35 TFSI S tronic||110kW||$46,400|
|Q3 40 TFSI quattro||132kW||$53,900|
|Q3 40 TFSI quattro S line||132kW||$59,400|