Audi Q3 Dynamic Overview
My all authentic quote “The small can go away the most important affect” finds its relevance within the Audi Q3. Touted because the smallest and probably the most compact SUV from Audi, the Q3 has created a novel area of interest for itself within the final 2 years.
The components which labored in its favour are quite simple. It’s a full-spec SUV and never a crossover or a macho hatch. Its comes with the attribute Quattro-all wheel drive know-how making it a premium but robust car after which the category main options provided. Indians merely beloved it and Audi couldn’t have requested for extra because the Q3 went forward to be the phase chief.
To up the ante even additional, they’ve tweaked the Q3 with some razzle-dazzle updates. What makes the brand new Q3 really feel ‘Dynamic’ in true sense is the addition of Drive Choose mode system. All about it and extra in our first impression report.
Very very similar to its elder siblings, the Q3 too will get sturdy bulges and muscle mass all through its design. The Q3 with its compact dimensions and stance appears spectacular. It doesn’t confuse you for some other physique sort.
There’s a new radiator grille with an all chrome end which appears sensible. It additionally will get a small Quattro badge. Since this one is the highest of the road model, it will get the premium Xenon plus headlights with LED day time working lights. This function has grow to be synonymous with all premium Audi fashions. Personally, I want the one in Q3S with the Mustang impressed multi layered headlights. There are aluminium completed bash plates below the entrance and rear bumpers. Greater than being useful, they’ve a rugged attraction.
The brand new Q3 is obtainable in three color shades which embody Floret Silver, Monsoon Gray and Mythos Black. My favorite stays the one in Pink and Gray. This one additionally will get new 17 inch ‘Trias’ alloys with excessive profile Pirelli Scorpion 235 / 55 R17 tyres. They give the impression of being saucy for certain and in addition promise to tackle the tarmac with nice ease.
Extra distinguishing from different variants are the clear lens back lights. There’s a new massive bash plate below the rear bumper with chrome tipped exhaust pipes. They’ve already began utilizing the brand new nomenclature of variant naming and the Q3 will get it too.
The interiors have been left unaltered. Its design and attraction could have subjective opinions however one thing which all would unanimously vote for is its spacious cabin. The newly launched GLA feels a bit cramped whereas the Q3 offers sufficient room to breathe. Its taller design offers approach for better headroom.
It will get an all black trim with fake picket veneer working round alongside its size. The 4 spoke steering wheel has controls to function the multi data show in addition to navigation system. Cruise management could be activated with the assistance of a lever stacked behind the steering wheel.
What higher than a panoramic sunroof to loosen up issues contained in the cabin! Throughout the daytime, the cabin really feels extra spacious with the massive panoramic sunroof. Each row occupants could be seated comfortably with nice ease. There’s beneficiant knee room and shoulder room, one thing which I missed whereas driving its closest rival.
Being the flagship model, it’s loaded with options which embody a 5.8 inch retractable MMI interface display, 10 speaker stereo, electrically adjustable entrance seats with lumbar assist adjustment, USB AUX-in and Bluetooth connectivity and rear parking sensors.
I’m a giant fan of monitor driving however had by no means imagined myself driving an SUV on a race monitor, which Audi made potential with the Q3 Dynamic. It was a short drive expertise for us to really feel the novelty on this variant and the placement chosen for a similar was Kari Speedway in Coimbatore, house of well-known bike and automotive races.
The two.0L TDI engine produces 177PS of energy and 380Nm of torque. These figures stay the identical as the opposite Q3s. We’ve already witnessed the enthusiastic nature of this engine paired with its 7-speed S-tronic transmission. The large distinction within the Dynamic variant is the introduction of Audi Drive Choose mode, which makes it stand in league of dearer Q vary SUVs.
Drive Mode selector certainly sounds extra promising nevertheless it doesn’t juice up the engine, steering and suspension as one would usually anticipate from this method. As an alternative, it tweaks the suspension for the specified driving fashion and street situation. This can be a sensible transfer certainly by Audi as they’ve deliberately chosen solely suspension setting as a precedence guaranteeing the Quattro will get a full spec backup with out too many issues.
The 1968cc diesel motor within the Q3 feels so much peppier than its rivals. It has a prime velocity of 212km/h with an official claimed 0 to 100 km/h acceleration timing of 8.2s. Whereas the Q3 is an SUV in an actual sense with all its off-road pleasant know-how, the drive mode selector compliments this setup with its performance. Ideally, premium SUV prospects aren’t very eager to do any degree of mud bashing with their esteemed rides however the Q3 is able to doing first rate rounds of off-roading. It was a shock to see the customized off-road monitor that Audi designed to showcase the true potential of this lil SUV.
Since excessive finish torque of 380Nm is well out there at a significantly decrease engine velocity of 1750rpm, there wasn’t any must push the throttle whereas climbing terrains. A mild push was sufficient to make this Q crawl on surfaces. Excessive profile Pirellis appeared wanting to climb and descend on numerous sorts of rocky terrains. There have been cases when the Q dipped inside large craters with its one wheel dangling in air even then it managed to crawl up with none hesitation with the assistance of Hill Help and Auto maintain.
The Audi Drive Choose system offers an choice of selecting between three completely different driving modes Consolation, Auto and Dynamic. The consolation mode is extra of a default setting which is especially to tackle minor undulations on street. The suspensions are adjusted for a softer journey. In Dynamic mode, the suspensions are stiffer than regular making the car really feel extra agile. Whereas driving at greater speeds on the Kari Speedway, it felt firmer whereas tackling corners. This has additionally introduced down the physique roll which was evident earlier. We, nonetheless, anticipated the steering to offer extra suggestions. Auto mode combines the positives of each modes with a proper steadiness of journey and dealing with.
|Worth (Ex-Showroom Mumbai)||Rs. 3,840,000|
|Variant||2.0 TDI quattro Dynamic|
|Energy in PS/RPM||174 / 4200|
|Torque in Nm/RPM||380 / 1750|
|Wheel base mm||2603|
|Gasoline tank capability L||64|
|Tyre Spec||215 / 65 R16|
|Mileage Claimed Kmpl||15.77|
|Options||Audi Q3 Dynamic|
|Deluxe computerized air-con||Sure|
|7 Pace S tronic||Sure|
|Xenon Plus with LED DRLS||Sure|
|Auto Headlight vary adjustment||Sure|
|17″ Alloy wheels ‘Trias’ Design||Sure|
|Audi drive choose||Sure|
|Excessive gloss package deal||Sure|
|Electrically Adjustable entrance seats||Sure|
|Auto Launch Operate||Sure|
|Driver data system with color show||Sure|
|Inlays, walnut balasmic brown||Sure|
|Audi Sound System (180 watts output, 10 audio system)||Sure|
|Parking support plus||Sure|
|Tyre stress monitoring show||Sure|
Competitors All Specs
|Variant||2.0 TDI quattro Dynamic||sDrive20d Sport Line||GLA200CDI|
|Worth (Ex-Showroom Mumbai)||Rs. 3,840,000||Rs. 3,600,000||Rs. 3,690,000|
|Energy in PS/RPM||174 / 4200||184 / 4000||135.96 / 3600-4400|
|Torque in Nm/RPM||380 / 1750||350 / 1750||300 / 1600-3000|
|Wheel base mm||2603||2760||2699|
|Gasoline tank capability L||64||63||NA|
|Tyre Spec||235 / 55 R17||225 / 50 R17||235/50 R18|
|Mileage Claimed Kmpl||15.77||15.06||17.9|
The Q3 is sure to be in contrast with the just lately launched Mercedes Benz GLA on the idea of its sheer value level and resemblance of physique varieties. Nevertheless, the GLA is extra of a Crossover than a full potential SUV. By way of efficiency, the Q3 has a transparent edge with a smaller displacement extra highly effective engine additionally producing extra torque. Audi’s TDI is a really effectively crafted unit. Additionally, becoming a member of the record of deserves is the well-known Quattro, which makes the Q3 a extra reasonable choice.
Audi has a justified grin on its face being the one premium automotive maker to supply a full spec 4 wheel drive compact SUV. Arguably, the Q3 is the one off-road succesful car out there within the phase. The addition of Audi Drive Choose mode doesn’t make a world of a distinction within the in any other case extremely promoting fashionable SUV. The Q3 Dynamic with a price ticket of Rs.38.40 lakhs (Ex-Showroom Mumbai) sits approach above different variants and feels a bit extra premium compared. By way of tools degree and options, the Dynamic variant feels higher packaged with its all-rounder advantages.