The Q3 coupe, called the Q3 sportback, was driven on Slovenian roads. At Audi, they announce great interest in a new type of hybrid in their range of sales. They explained why they were confident.
Audi already has a number of sports fields and crossovers on offer, and has now added a new model to the range. The sixth Q-mark is the Sports Rear View Coupe-SUV Q3.
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It is mounted on the well-known MQB platform, which, of course, creates the classic Q3, as compared to the Sportback front and rear bumper being 1.6 centimeters (4.5 meters) long, and wider in width. 0.6cm (1,843m) and higher at the expense of taller (17- to 20-inch) tires, except for the sporty roof rails, but we can still fit the boot to carry the roof or wheels.
Audi brand director Francis Bolta noted that the remaining car market in Slovenia is shrinking. 10% decline last year, the same decline this year. Audi figures are red, but at the expense of not registering for one-day registrations and exports this year. In the premium segment, where more than half the SUVs were sold, 4,500 vehicles were registered in Slovenia between January and October. The biggest jump for the Audi future is predicted by coupe-powered sport utility vehicles, which include the Q3's sporty return. Commenting on the common market in Slovenia, which is expected to stop at 68,000 registered vehicles by the end of the year, Bolta said that for the first time in six years, Slovenia's new car market has been slowed down – both for legal and natural persons. .
It is important to note that the wheelbase is the same as that of the Q3 (2.68 meters), the volume of the luggage compartment is the same as 530 liters, only when the rear seats are broken down, there is 125 liters less space to damage the compartment roof. in sport return (total 1400 liters). At the expense of a rear spoiler compartment with a spoiler on the top of the glass, the head restraint is slightly smaller than Q3, but according to Audi, it is still as large as the large Audi A7. The Q3 and Q3 sportback are also at first glance distinguished by the shape of the mask, which is made with honeycomb.
In principle, they are the first Audi to damage more "sexy" lines, which make the vehicle robust yet sporty, very confident and say the Q3 sportback will be better sold than the Q3, meaning more than 200 Slovenians and Slovenians will get the keys annually. Compared to the classic Q3, the Sportback is more than $ 1,250.
The interior is formally and technically the same as the Q3, namely digital meters (12.3 inches), wi-fi connection, adjustable cruise control, automatic shock absorbers …
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The assist systems are the same as in Q3, carrying four important systems in series, namely the departure and lane change alarm, also called blind spot detection, a system that, in the event of a sudden event, aids in sound alert. and braking to stop the vehicle and a system that, based on sensors perception and the risk of accidents, prepares the vehicle and passengers for possible collision by closing the side windows when lowering, the same applies to the panoramic roof and further tightening of the safety rails. menu.
A number of comfort and safety systems are available at an additional cost, including a system that allows the vehicle to operate transversely and longitudinally for a limited time.
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The Q3 sportback is the first of the compact Audi to have a built-in "green wave" powertrain. The system does not work in Slovenia because our traffic light system is not regulated in such a way as to support the operation of the Audi system. However, the premium brand expects that this will change in the future. The traffic light system is currently operating in Ingolstadt and Düsseldorf in Europe, the closest we will work in Salzburg. To operate, all traffic lights in the city must be connected to a single central system where the vehicle's location is collected, and the system will alert the car when red or green lights appear. Thus, the vehicle, through the indicator, advises the driver how fast he must drive (subject to the rules of the road, of course) to "drive on the green wave". Audi is counting on the system to help boost freeway traffic.
The Audi Q3 is available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, with either a six-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The engine range includes a 1.5-liter four-cylinder, 110 kW (150 bhp) front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual gearbox for $ 36,190. The 1.5-liter petrol engine is available for the first time with mild hybrid technology (48 V grid), which according to Audi saves up to four decibels of petrol per 100 km of travel when the engine is turned off while driving and maintaining speed.
On the gas side there is a 169 kW (230 hp) two-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, an S-tronic automatic transmission and a four-wheel-drive four-wheel drive for $ 45,500.
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The diesel range consists of a two-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine in two versions, with power of 110 kW (150 hp) and 140 kW (190 hp). The weaker one is available with front or four-wheel drive, while the stronger one is only a quarter. A weaker front-wheel-drive diesel and S-tronic gearbox cost € 39,700, with a quarter and a manual gearbox of $ 40,270. The 190 hp diesel costs 42,840 euros.