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New Audi Q3 for Russia — the first test

The younger version of the crossover Audi got a small turbo engine, front-wheel drive only and the price is from 2 253 000.Yuriy Timkin “Behind the wheel”

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Audi surprises with equanimity: the new Q3 crossover for a year, but in Russia it was delivered just. But we love crossovers and are willing to buy them! There is no conspiracy, just in Europe, Q3 is sold with petrol and diesel engines, equipped with diesel particulate filter, and we would leave the engines that were known from former models. First, it will be a 1.4‑liter 150‑horsepower turbo, in the spring the company will make him a two-liter 180‑strong modification.

The older version put 7-speed “wet” the robot S tronic and all-wheel drive with clutch Haldex. The younger robot (too wet), 6-speed, and drive only the front. The choice, frankly, poor.

Audi Q3 35 TFSI. A — 2 253 000.Audi Q3 35 TFSI. A — 2 253 000.

The BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA palette modifications slightly wider, but compared to Q3, they seem to be dinosaurs, especially strongly it is felt in the cabin.

Audi grapples at once dense, thoroughbred sound with which the doors close. Analog clean-up said “aufviderzejn”: the standard has become a virtual 10.25‑inch panel with three graphics modes, and cool portrayal. The surcharge — a panel diagonal of 12.3 inches.

Standard — virtual 10.25‑inch instrument panel. The fee proposed 12.3‑inch variant as pictured.Standard — virtual 10.25‑inch instrument panel. The fee proposed 12.3‑inch variant as pictured.

Console — standard USB connector and a modern Type-C. To the first maximum current and a half amperes, for a second or three, which provides faster charging.Console — standard USB connector and a modern Type-C. To the first maximum current and a half amperes, for a second or three, which provides faster charging.

The cabin looks great and features can be luxurious. But the heated windscreen as there was no and no.The cabin looks great and features can be luxurious. But the heated windscreen as there was no and no.

Camera circular review give extremely vivid and accurate picture.Camera circular review give extremely vivid and accurate picture.

The Audi drive select system will allow you to change only the steering and speed of the transmission S tronic.The Audi drive select system will allow you to change only the steering and speed of the transmission S tronic.

Large (10.1 inch) screen multimedia gives juicy picture, much cooler than before. Ask command voice — recognition system works without any problems. Especially touches that it gives the speaker when it is interrupted.

There is an opportunity to secondentity infotainment system with a smartphone (Apple CarPlay or Android Auto), display with phone maps Maps.me, 2GIS, TomTom, Here. Appeared induction charger for gadgets with a power of 5 watts. And it is not located in the depths of the armrest, like the Audi sedans, but in a more convenient and logical place — under the console.

At least a nice acquisition — heated steering wheel. But the heated windscreen as it was not, and is not, as well as “warmer” on the rear seats. Well, how so?

The back became noticeably larger: place knees on a 42 mm longer, but it’s from previously inaccessible longitudinal adjustment, which allows to move the seat in the range of 150 mm or more trunk or passengers easier.

The rear row is noticeably roomier than before, but the tunnel floor is still huge. On the sides of the rear seats is arranged in convenient pockets.The rear row is noticeably roomier than before, but the tunnel floor is still huge. On the sides of the rear seats is arranged in convenient pockets.

Cheers

With the change of generations Q3 had moved on a modular platform MQB, which is also in 2016 mastered the Volkswagen Tiguan. Of course, Audi its chassis tuning, but in General driving habits related crossovers similar.

The new Q3 is built on the MQB platform with a transverse engine. Compared to the old car, the wheelbase is longer on the 77 mm. two options of power steering: standard and progressive — with a variable gear ratio (from 14.8 to 11.4). Front suspension McPherson, rear — chetyrehrychazhka; machines for our market is based on two package options: basic (suggest it) and sport — for version S line. Adaptive dampers for Q3 in Russia decided not to offer.The new Q3 is built on the MQB platform with a transverse engine. Compared to the old car, the wheelbase is longer on the 77 mm. two options of power steering: standard and progressive — with a variable gear ratio (from 14.8 to 11.4). Front suspension McPherson, rear — chetyrehrychazhka; machines for our market is based on two package options: basic (suggest it) and sport — for version S line. Adaptive dampers for Q3 in Russia decided not to offer.

“Cuckoo” demonstrates concrete straight line stability is close to neutral understeer in bends: willingly falls into an arc and clings trajectory. The wheel is easy, but “sociable.”

The system Audi drive select significant changes in the behavior of the machine does not make. Differences even between polar power steering settings (comfort and sport) difficult to grasp. Does not change the fact and adjust the sensitivity of the accelerator and rate of fire of the robot. I would prefer the ability to adjust the damper, but in our market will be Q3 with only passive gear.

There is a sports package settings for the suspension, but ordered him not see the point: the car is already in the basic version, tough enough to work out the bumps, causing you to flinch even at the modest-looking pits. And certainly not advise to choose the optional 19‑inch wheels (103 900 rubles!), after the ride and already tired.

Why no complaints, it’s the Duo of the engine and the box. It would seem that only 150 HP and 250 N·m, but they are enough, always and everywhere. Even on the freeway, even in the mountains — you can light! Robot S tronic is very quick and even with a hectic urban rhythm of movement does not fall into a stupor and does not irritate ragged shifting, as it happened on “Kushka” of the previous generation.

First time for Q3 in Russia would be available only petrol turbo 1.4 TFSI (factory index ЕА211) with aluminum cylinder block and phase shifters at the inlet and outlet. This engine is free from childhood illnesses and became much more reliable.First time for Q3 in Russia would be available only petrol turbo 1.4 TFSI (factory index ЕА211) with aluminum cylinder block and phase shifters at the inlet and outlet. This engine is free from childhood illnesses and became much more reliable.

Trunk: correct form and 530 liters of volume when pushed forward the rear seats. The loading height is reduced by 33 mm For the electric drive of the fifth door asking 36 400 rubles.Trunk: correct form and 530 liters of volume when pushed forward the rear seats. The loading height is reduced by 33 mm For the electric drive of the fifth door asking 36 400 rubles.

Door handles are not very comfortable.Door handles are not very comfortable.

On doors and thresholds — two loop seals: purity and silence in the cabin provided.On doors and thresholds — two loop seals: purity and silence in the cabin provided.

Who fell into a stupor, it’s me — when I heard the price test Q3. Hold your breath: 3 772 000! For front-wheel drive compact crossover is oridoroga.

Base price 2 253 000 rubles — pure advertising. Who needs an Audi without climate control, leather interior, electrically adjustable, rear view camera and cruise control? Especially given the fact that over 1 629 000 rubles, you can take technically identical to the Tiguan, which originally comes with “cruise”, electrically heated windscreen and even with the three-zone “climate”, and over two million will be stuffed to the eyeballs.

Audi Q3 for Russia: the 1.4 TFSI with a capacity of 150 horsepower or 180‑horsepower 2.0 TFSI.Audi Q3 for Russia: the 1.4 TFSI with a capacity of 150 horsepower or 180‑horsepower 2.0 TFSI.

Volkswagen is not an Audi, Yes. But what dealer will go to the buyer with this price situation? Now little who laments that the pearls are small, more and more complain of watery soup.

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New Audi Q3 for Russia — the first test

The younger version of the crossover Audi got a small turbo engine, front-wheel drive only and the price is from 2 253 000.

New Audi Q3 for Russia — the first test

Audi Q3 35 TFSI

Length / width / height / base 4484 / 1849 / 1545 / 2680 mmtrunk Volume (VDA) 530-1525 lKerb weight 1570 kgEngine diesel, R4, 16 valves, 1395 cm3; 110 kW/150 HP at 5000-6000 rpm; 250 nm at 1500-3500 rpmacceleration 0-100 km/h is 9.2 witha Maximum speed of 207 km/hFuel / fuel : AI‑95 / 58 lfuel Consumption: urban / suburban / mixed cycle 6,9 / 5,3 / 5,9 l / 100 kmDriveline front-wheel drive; R6

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Photo: Yuriy Timkin and Audi

New Audi Q3 for Russia — the first test

The younger version of the crossover Audi got a small turbo engine, front-wheel drive only and the price is from 2 253 000.

New Audi Q3 for Russia — the first test

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