Audi Q3 2.0 TDI quattro

19 Jul, 2012 5:17pm Richard Ingram

The efficient Audi Q3 2.0 TDI is now available with quattro four-wheel drive and a manual gearbox

Audi has introduced its 250th four-wheel-drive, quattro-equipped model to the UK, and it takes the form of the manual Q3 2.0 TDI.

The smallest Q model in Audi’s line-up gets a frugal 138bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine, which is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. It's capable of returning 49.6mpg and 149g/km of CO2, as well as a 0-62mph time of 9.9 seconds.

Start-stop is fitted as standard, and prices start from £26,510 for the base spec SE version. Equipmeny includes rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control and Bluetooth.

Upgrade to S line trim and the Q3 gains 18-inch alloy wheels, aggressive styling tweaks and xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights.

The Audi Q3 2.0 TDI quattro with manual transmission is on sale now, and is expected to account for 40 per cent of total Q3 sales.

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I really don't get this car. Saw one in the car park at the supermarket, ironically parked next to a 61 plate A3 sportback. The boot on this *looks* smaller, it's not that much higher ride and the car perceptually doesn't look much bigger than the A3. Genuine question - who is this car aimed at?!

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