The Audi Q3 is a compact sports utility vehicle that is available in all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive variations. Both models feature the same TFSI engine.
The Q3 runs on a 2-liter four-cylinder DOHC engine that produces up to 200 horsepower at 5,100 rpm and 207 pounds-feet of torque at 1,700 rpm. With a bore to stroke ratio of 3.2 to 3.7 inches, the engine compresses air at a ratio of 9.6 to one. The turbocharged cast-iron engine with aluminum-alloy cylinder heads enables the Q3 to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds and reach speeds up to 130 mph.
With a fuel tank that can hold 16.9 gallons of fuel, the Q3 gets 20 miles per gallon in city traffic and 29 mpg on highways, putting the maximum range of the SUV at 490 miles. The Q3 features electromechanical power steering, MacPherson strut suspensions for the front wheels and a six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.
The vehicle also has dual-zone automatic climate control, an adjustable steering column, ambient LED interior lighting and 12-volt power outlets. The Audi Q3 aids the driver when driving downhill, provides protection against theft, and offers an infotainment system that supports audio streaming over Bluetooth. The infotainment system uses 3-D satellite image by Google Earth to provide GPS navigation and can serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight passengers. It can also track local traffic, weather, flight information and news.