The idea of ??a small premium crossover, as the new Audi Q3, while it is certainly not lost on North American public and both companies seem to oppose the United States. The logic of the client frequently more or less like this: “And ‘small and expensive, so why should I buy not only the greatest or perhaps an A4 Q5?” Thus, most of the reason why Audi North America Q3 hesitate to bring to us.
This sport is great kind-of-A3, an “A-SUV” in Europe is considered one of the smaller A segment of the market is there. Built yet underutilized state-of-the-art factory headquarters in Martorell, Spain, on a spanking new production line, projects annual sales of Audi in a full year of 100,000 units. Boss said the competition for Q3 includes the BMW X1 and Land Rover Evoque and the upcoming Mercedes BLK, currently in prototype testing.
This promise has been fulfilled, in principle, too. On the one hand gives the Tiguan 4MOTION and DSG gearbox with seven speeds to 62 mph (100 kph) in 7.4 seconds. Q3 driven like this can in 6.9 seconds. With the wider track, made a little wider still with the 19s and 255/40 Pirelli P Zero tires and lower center of gravity, lives up to Audi boasts that it is the sportiest Q3 CUV in its class. Of course we have put together with versions in both the Bimmer and Land to be sure.
Together with his good down-the-road track, but the instant the instant sensation of three modes of shock, as transmitted by the Q3 of McPherson, a lot of aluminum in the front and multi-link configuration, again, the manipulation works as a bit ‘nervous. We wanted to have individual settings for the ADS, so that we could all leave in the dynamic dampers. Ah, the simpler version of Q3 of this $ 2,950 option that changes the settings damper, engine mapping, throttle response, times change and steering controls, but not every aspect is individually selectable. If we allow any casino in the comfort or efficiency and new environmentally-friendly mode, the dampers have been far happier place to sit on top.
Several members of the development team Q3 told us that this is really the first time frame for this particular configuration, which primarily uses the PQ35 architecture of the Tiguan, a healthy dose of PQ46 architecture adds to the Passat and A4 (European) contains, and also some bits of the future of world MQB modular base for the next Golf and A3. It may seem strange, but felt at the end of the day in Q3 and ride together, just like all the bikes.
Q3 with the sensational and often used a 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder, before the addition of S and ADS-line equipment would cost about $ 29,500 when it came to states now, is only slightly more than 15 percent from the same Q5 shiny. But then, of course, comes the fun and games on the list of options for Audi joyous many U.S. dollars that the bottom line more.
If this is the ride through the hills and valleys of Switzerland was not enough to last us smile as big as he threw the head of development at Quattro GmbH, Stephan Reil, the key S Q3 us his prototype (working title ). Just a prototype at this point, gives the plant its 2.5-liter TFSI engine TT RS for something good here in the north of 300 hp. This panel should come over time – in a year or so – if Audi USA might be ready to take on all Americans to smaller Q3 as citizens of Tokyo from Godzilla to rush things. The prototype was a little unfinished dynamically ‘confusion and the roar of the exhaust at this point is still made by hand, but all that power was there and we mixed together on a step in a very short cycle, but pleasant.
Major markets in early Q3 include all of Western Europe, with particular attention to Germany and the United Kingdom, as well as China and Russia. This makes sense, since not only the original concept Cross Coupe (a taste of Q3) presented in 2007 at the Shanghai Motor Show was ready to cut production in Q3 was first shown in April of this year. Prime examples are starting to get to driveways customers’ in Western Europe at the end of October, then in the first quarter of 2012 in Asia and Putin Ville. All equipment for the Chinese market is the Audi plant in Changchun, China, along with the A6, A4 and Q5 to be built, thanks to the joint venture company with the first Automotive works (FAW).
Just like us, as it is in Q3, but not love. With Audi dynamic, but it should be pretty good in the first markets that takes aim, and we can see, it works in the United States – at one point. What do you think Audi should go doing something great?