Audi has taken away the veils to the new entry of its own range of SUV, the Q3 Sportback. Initially identified with the name of Q4, the sports utility coupé takes up the stylistic features of the Q3, but in the sauce, sporty and with a sloping roof. The side windows go up and towards the rear, which is deeply renewed with respect to that of Q3 tradzionale, with bumper, diffuser and tailgate unpublished.
As regards the size, the Audi S3 Sportback is longer than 1.5 cm compared to Q3, and has a ride height lowered by 3 cm; the same, instead, it is the step, of 2,68 metres. The Q3 Sportback, of a total length of 4.5 meters, has a cabin of generous dimensions, in spite of the proportions more slender. The load capacity of the S3 Sportback is of 530 liters, which become 1.400 with the removal of the seats.
Inside the Audi S3 Sportback, there is an instrument panel digital 10,25″ – optional variant 12.3″ – and the touch screen the 10.1″ of the infotainment system, which guarantees compatibility with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and with Amazon Alexa. This, then, the voice assistant already seen on the A4 restyling.
There are three engines available at launch: a 2.0 TDI is offered in variations of 150 and 190 HP and a 2.0 TFSI capable of developing up to 230 BHP of power. Later will also be introduced to a 1.5 TFSI 150 HP equipped with technology mild hybrid, 48-Volt. The system, the system, which will sail from 40 to 160 km/h and allow you to activate the start&stop starting from 21 km/h.
Matched to the engines are to a automatic transmission seven-speed and all-wheel drive, except for the 2.0 TDI 150 HP, equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. The Audi S3 Sportback is equipped as standard with sport suspension and the steering is progressive; optional, however, the structure adaptive.
On the front of the driver assistance systems, however, the S3 Sportback is to adopt, among others, the spacer lane and the adaptive cruise control. This is also Car-to-X, the technology that can, where the infrastructure allows to communicate with the traffic lights to take advantage of the green wave. The Audi Q3 Sportback will officially launch in the fall. Have not yet been informed of the price, but you know that you will be offered an edition of the launch Edition One, which will boast headlights the Matrix LED’s, rims 20″ and a painting of the bodywork dedicated.