Audi Q3 Does The Plug-in Hybrid With Style And Substance
We can not definitively say the Audi Q3 has substance, but when we get our hands on a test car we’ll certainly find out for sure. Why? because, admittedly, we are word filling. However, we do at least know Audi is electrifying their entire product range and doing it with that classy, understated design language that only Audi can do so effortlessly well. The Q3 now shoe-horns in a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The four-cylinder, 150PS 1.4 TFSI petrol engine combines an 85 kW electric motor to generate a total system power of 180 kW (245 PS) and a system torque of 400 Nm (295.02 lb-ft).
The Q3 SUV and Sportback variant can reach 62mph from a standing start in 7.3 seconds and top out at 130mph. The Lithium-ion battery with 13.0 kWh for an electric-only range of up to 15 miles. The Q3 SUV and Sportback 45 TSFi e will be available in a familiar model line up, 45 TFSI e available with Technik, S line, Black Edition, and the luxury-focused Vorsprung specification options. A six-speed transmission is standard. throughout the range.
Modern-day cars cater for modern-day technology and the Q3 offers that Star Trek like interior with touchscreen displays and digitally focused Android and Apple connectivity. We say go for S Line model trims, it’s the right balance between looks and equipment levels. And you get heated front seats as standard, I would take heated seats above all other equipment options.
The New Audi Q3 45 TFSI e and Q3 Sportback 45 TFSI e models are available to order from spring 2021 with pricing expected start from £40k.