Audi Q3 | 35 TFSI Sport 5dr


AUDI Q3 35 TFSI Sport 5dr
PersonalLease
£327.94Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£273.28Per month ex VAT
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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£2,951.42 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£2,459.52 ex VAT

Contract Length

47 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Alloy Wheels
18" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Climate Control
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
Remote Central Locking
Remote Central Locking

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Acoustic windscreen
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Rain and light sensors
BRAKES
  • Electronic stabilisation control including ABS, ASR and EDL
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Front and rear velour floor mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Standard suspension
COMMUNICATION
  • Audi connect safety and service (e-call)
  • Audi smartphone interface
  • Bluetooth interface
  • Voice control system
DRIVER AIDS
  • Audi drive select
  • Audi lane departure warning
  • Audi side assist
  • Cruise control speed limiter
  • Hill hold assist
  • Progressive steering
  • Rear parking sensors
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Power opening/closing tailgate
  • Stop/start system
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Audi Virtual Cockpit - 10.25" display
  • MMI navigation plus with MMI touch
  • Service interval indicator
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicators
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Aluminium look interior elements
  • Micrometallic silver inlay
  • MMI touch colour display in gloss black with aluminium surround
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 6 speakers
  • DAB digital radio module
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Aluminium roof rails
  • Aluminium window trim
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front side air inlets in matt selenite silver
  • Front spoiler in matt selenite silver
  • Grille vertical bars in aluminium silver/Matt
  • High gloss black finish B and C pillars
  • Rear diffuser strip in selenite silver
  • Solid paint
  • Titanium black radiator grille
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Front fog lights
  • LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and dynamic rear indicator
  • LED rear lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Dual zone climate control
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V socket in rear centre console
  • 3 spoke leather multi-function steering wheel with height and reach adjustable
  • Adjustable rear seat bench/backrest
  • Aluminium door sill trims
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment and angle adjustment
  • Index cloth upholstery front sports seats
  • Lunar silver cloth headlining
  • Stainless steel luggage compartment sill finisher
  • Tool kit
PACKS
  • Non smoking pack - Q3
SAFETY
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • 6 airbags - Driver, front passenger, curtain and side windows
  • Pre sense basic
  • Seatbelt monitoring
  • Tyre pressure warning
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
SEATS
  • 40/20/40 split folding rear seat
  • Front and rear headrests
  • ISOFIX child seat mounting and Top Tether with front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Manual front seats with height adjustment
SECURITY
  • Anti theft alarm
  • Anti theft wheel bolts
  • Audi pre-sense front with pedestrain and cyclist recognition
  • Remote central locking
TOWING
  • Towbar preparation
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 18" 5 double arm design alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Tyre repair kit

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 140
  • HC: 24E
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1498
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Type: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 46.3
  • EC Extra Urban: 55.4
  • EC Urban: 37.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 7.5
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: TFSI
  • Coin Series: Sport
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 85
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 5
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 150
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 1.5
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 95
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: 76
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: 86
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 9.6
  • BHP: 150
  • Engine Power KW: 110
  • Engine Power RPM: 5000
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 184
  • Engine Torque MKG: 25.5
  • Engine Torque NM: 250
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1500
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 131
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 235/55 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear: 235/55 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: 5 DOUBLE ARM
  • Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: N
  • Height (including roof rails): 1616
  • Length: 4484
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.8
  • Wheelbase: 2680
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1849
  • Width (including mirrors): 2024
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 60
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2045
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 2000
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1460
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 585

Reviews

Audi Q3 SMALL WONDER (74/100)

SUVs don't need to be big to be desirable. Audi aims to prove the point with this MK2 model Q3. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Audi continues to target the ever-growing market for premium-badged mid-sized five-seat SUVs with this second generation version of its stylish little Q3. This car's now cleverer, smarter and more efficient, all of these being attributes it'll need if it's to make headway in this increasingly crowded segment. When it comes to this kind of car, there are certainly cheaper options. The question though, is whether there are really any more desirable ones.

Background

Sales of five-seat Qashqai-class Crossovers have certainly taken off in recent years. Nor is it only the mainstream brands that are offering us cars of this kind - family hatches with raised ride heights and a dose of SUV-style attitude. The premium makers are at it too, with cars like this one, Audi's desirable second generation Q3. This model has been a useful seller for the Ingolstadt maker since the MK1 model's original launch in 2011, but these days, it's facing tougher competition. Its closest rival, BMW's X1, has upped its game, Mercedes also does well in this profitable market niche with its GLA model and the more recent Jaguar E-PACE and Volvo XC40 models have already found a ready band of buyers. For all these reasons, this Audi needed to evolve - as it has in the MK2 model guise we're going to look at here.

Driving Experience

To start with, there are four engine options - three petrol TFSI units and one TDI diesel - with power outputs ranging from 150PS to 230PS. All four engines are four-cylinder direct injection units with turbocharging. Things kick off with the '35 TFSI' front-driven derivative, which offers a 150PS 1.5-litre engine that uses the cylinder on demand efficiency system, which temporarily switches off two cylinders at low load. Buyers choose between a six-speed manual or a seven-speed S tronic automatic. Next up is the 2.0-litre TFSI petrol unit, offered with 190PS in the '40 TFSI' and with 230PS in the '45 TFSI'. Either way, you get S tronic auto transmission and quattro 4WD as standard. For folks still wanting a diesel, there's the '35 TDI', which gets you the usual 2.0-litre TDI powerplant with 150PS. Here, the choice is between a front-driven manual variant or a quattro auto. You can also talk to your Audi Centre about a 190PS version of this diesel engine. Adaptive damping is optional and you can adjust it via the settings of the standard Audi drive select dynamic handling system. Also standard is progressive steering, the ratio of which becomes gradually more direct as the steering angle increases. Hill descent control is also optional, to help you down slippery slopes, should you ever use your Q3 'off piste'.

Design and Build

This second generation Q3 is significantly larger than its predecessor, its 4.48m total length being 97mm longer than the original model. It's also 18mm wider, but sits 5mm lower. The styling's more purposeful this time round and the trademark Singleframe grille is more prominent, with an octagonal design and eight vertical bars. It's flanked by slimmer LED headlamps. Inside, much of the look and feel is borrowed from the brand's larger models, with a reductive instrument panel divided into two levels, the top part including the air vents and the bottom section the large octagonal area with its black-panel look. There's a fully digital instrument panel and an MMI centre-dash touch display surrounded by high-gloss black trim. The other thing that previous Q3 buyers will notice about the interior is the extra spaciousness on offer, made possible thanks to the 78mm of extra wheelbase added to this second generation model. The three-seater rear bench can be moved fore/aft by 150mm and its 40:20:40-split backrest can be tilted in seven stages. Boot capacity totals 530 or 675-litres, depending on the position of the rear seats and backrests. With the backrests completely folded down the figure rises to 1,525-litres. The loading floor can be adjusted in three levels, and the low loading sill of 748 millimetres makes stowing heavy luggage easier.

Market and Model

Prices haven't moved too far. Expect a similar span to the previous model, which means that this Q3 will sit mainly in the £29,000 to £40,000 bracket. For that you'll expect cutting-edge media connectivity - and you'll get it. Take the 'MMI navigation plus' package for example, which recognises the driver's preferences based on previous journeys, allowing it to generate suitable route suggestions. Buyers get a 3 year subscription to the usual 'Audi connect' media package which uses the super-fast LTE Advanced standard and provides its services like high resolution satellite images of Google Earth, a traffic information online system and a point-of-interest search function. Hybrid radio is also included in the specification. Depending on a station's signal strength it automatically switches between FM, DAB and the online stream to ensure optimum reception at all times. The Audi Q3 is near the top of its class when it comes to assist systems. Audi Side Assist blind spot monitoring and a lane departure warning function. Plus Audi's 'pre sense front' autonomous braking system is also included. To suit the mood of the moment, there's a bit of autonomous driving tech too, courtesy of the optional adaptive cruise assist, which works with the S tronic auto transmission and incorporates the functions of adaptive speed assist, traffic jam assist and active lane assist.

Cost of Ownership

The Q3 improves on the already impressive figures of existing models and the Cylinder-on-Demand technology for the latest 1.5-litre engine spells an almost diesel-like return of over 50mpg on the combined cycle. With the front-driven manual version of the 2.0 TDI diesel, expect over 60mpg on the combined cycle and well under 130g/km of CO2. As for maintenance, well servicing your Q3 should be no more taxing than is the case with one of the company's larger cars. As usual with Audi models, there's a choice of either a 'Fixed' or a 'Flexible' servicing regime, the choice between the two depending on the extent of your likely annual mileage. Like most Audi models, once you've taken the pain of the initial asking price, ongoing costs should be manageable. As long as you don't go too berserk when choosing options, you'll have those reassuringly plump Audi residual values to fall back on, by far the biggest ticket item when it comes to overall cost of ownership in this corner of the market.

Summary

Audi knows better than most manufacturers that there's never a one-size-fits-all solution to modern motoring, hence the range of options offered by its various Q-series models. This one could well be all the car you actually need. Don't think of it as a shrunken version of its Q5 compact SUV stablemate. It isn't really any kind of SUV, instead offering a smarter, more up-market take on the current trend towards lifestyle-orientated Qashqai-class five-seat SUVs. Sensible, stylish, fashionable cars that are striking such a sweet spot in the current market. As with almost any model of this kind, this one can easily manage the school run, an extended shopping trip, a weekend away or the annual family ski trip to Chamonix. The difference here though, lies in the quality, the depth of engineering and the sheer feel-good factor that you'll get by having this car on your driveway. Yes, you can certainly buy something slightly bigger and SUV-ish for this kind of money. But after trying a Q3, you probably won't want to.

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Initial Rental: £2,459.52 ex. VAT