Audi’s Q3 SUV Gets A Coupé Option

Audi’s popular Q3 SUV will soon get a coupé body style option to offer stream-lined looks and a sportier stance.

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The new model is named the Q3 Sportback and the first deliveries are expected to begin in Autumn 2019. Audi’s aim is to try and steal sales away from the BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé.

At 4,500mm in length, 1,567mm in height and 1,843mm in width, the Q3 Sportback is 16mm longer, 49mm lower and 6mm slimmer than the regular Q3 SUV, although the wheelbases remain the same size for unaltered cabin space. There are 11 paint option available with the new coupé SUV, and the wheel arches and bumpers are finished in a Manhattan Grey paint for added contrast from the body.

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From launch, there will be one petrol engine and one diesel engine available. The petrol, known as the 45 TFSI Quattro, provides 230PS and all-wheel drive capability. The diesel, known as the 35 TDI, offers 150PS – this will be shortly followed by the 40 TDI Quattro, which has all-wheel drive and 190PS. A petrol unit will launch later on, named the 35 TFSI and producing 150PS.

Automatic 35 TFSI models will be paired with a mild-hybrid drivetrain (MHEV), which uses a 48V on-board electric system to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The system will allow the car to coast between speeds of 24mph and 99mph and initiate start-stop at speeds of less than 13mph.