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Audi q3. Цены начинаются с 2,25 млн рублей за переднеприводный Q3 35 TFSI мощностью 150 л.с., который не очень богат опциями. Полноприводная версия 40 TFSI quattro (180 л.с.) ― плюс 310 тысяч рублей.

The prices range from 2.25 million rubles for the front-drive Q3 35 TFSI 150 HP, which is not very rich in options. All-wheel drive version 40 TFSI quattro (180 BHP) plus 310 thousand rubles.

Small car ― so feminine. There are still some civilized countries, such a strong dogma, as we do? That a small crossover Audi Q3 in 70% of cases in Russia lead women, and, according to the manufacturer, mostly aged over 35. With the new generation of Q3, the situation must change. Belatedly moved to the MQB brother volkswagenesque Tiguan has become more universal and attractive to both sexes. Even this formulation is not suitable for a world where Facebook offers over 70 gender identities.

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Modern design is combined with proven ergonomic solutions. For example, the selector “robot” is left fixed. Two USB sockets of different standards, which is convenient. Small imperfections too: the button “emergency” not be found by touch.

However, Q3 has remained a option for single or childless: sensors unlock the locks in the rear handles do not appear, and the openings of these doors were narrow. Space bit was added: the growth of 187 cm tall though I sit down without touching the knees of the back. But without the stock. Sofa when pushed this far back ― the adjustment of the longitudinal position and backrest angle should be considered only as a way to lengthen the trunk for specific purchases. Himself cargo Bay with moving floors, capacious and comfortable. There’s even room for a shelf in the cellar. Loading height was reduced by three centimeters, but remained high: 75 cm

Design devices, you can choose the mood, and almost always they are well read. At the market there is only one physical control ― the volume knob and switching of channels (tracks). Everything else is touch.

Logically all this is due to the increase in the length of the decimeter — to nearly four and a half meters. Look what happened: Q3 no longer looks disproportionate, he has a serious and quite harmonious appearance. It is a pity, devoid of noticeable traits, according to the tradition of Audi, except for the light pattern for higher trim levels with animated turn signals and matrix headlights.

The thresholds should remain clean because their covers the lower part of the doors. Clap it is a scale that, according to the people from Audi, due to the more advanced seals, the opposing noise. Unusual interior door handle, curved downward. Discomfort like do not cause, have the fingers and bottom, and top. But everytime you need to open the door to fall into a momentary stupor how to take answers?

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The test car shod in 19-inch tires, and the diameter of the base is two inches less. In the list of options is paramilitary, but there is no heated windscreen and heated sofa.

Increase length and base (77 mm) relaxed posture behind the wheel. Column tilted at four and a half degrees less and the fit will no longer bus Association. The driver’s seat pleasing balanced profile, but extremely quick in the hips. Interestingly, the right front seat freely. A wheel with a heavily sloping bottom ― the option which should be abandoned. Because the heating relies entirely normal circular bagels. The visibility is complaining a sin. Unusual combination of jet fan washer jets. But the cameras of the circular review with excellent image quality protection against dirt deprived.

Inside handle look down clearly at the whim of the designers. Screen media system is deployed not only to the driver but to kepadamu the sky. Blank panel with start button looks weird. Or is it a place for traffic of the iconostasis?

Man-made interior is cute and Nebadon. What are the cloth inserts in the armrests, including the back. Electronic devices are included in the “base”. Optional 12-inch version is like a completely different design options. In the middle of the salon ― mediacompany the latest MIB version 2+. Functionality and responsiveness correspond to the spirit of the time, however, the screen flashes terribly, especially when shifted curtain panoramic roof. The inconspicuous power button located a couple of floors below the surface, if left without attention of designers.

The mirrors are quite functional, but the system of monitoring of dead zones begin to offer only in 2020. Annoying reflection in the side Windows. The washer sprays at the same time a fan at the bottom of the glass and jets in the upper part.

Russian gamma still consists of two modifications. Powerful four-wheel drive Q3 40 TFSI quattro is equipped with two-liter turbo engine with 180 HP (More powerful engines if appear, only kupeobrazny Sportbike, except for the RS Q3.) On monoprivodnom Q3 35 TFSI is a 150-HP 1.4 engine. Judging by its popularity base of the unit is seven times lower. However, until the first quarter of 2020 we will be sold only to “thirty-fifth”. As a test.

The absence of system start/stop and overall a good speaker, if you push the accelerator to the floor. A logical response at the beginning of the pedal stroke. But at partial loads the six-speed “robot” DSG ranting and raving, then hovering at an accelerated rate, then at once throwing off two or three. Fortunately, the brakes are unequivocal: short-stroke pedal provides precise dosage of slowing down.

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There are four version of the design appearance. Sport Line (pictured) is even a form of the bumpers.

In warm Italy, where from +15 ºC to 20, the test car came with winter tires, so about the handling not much to say. For steering gear with variable pitch slats do not mind to pay 20 thousand rubles. Control the trajectory with it is precise and logical, and at the turn need not be wound on the wheel, making each side only one turnover. The behavior in bends, rolls, feedback in artificially, but not much stagelevel the steering wheel I will not undertake to distinguish Q3 from the Tiguan. All familiar, strictly,-volkswagenaudi.

The front seat is designed more for the young or at least thin. In the slide you can see the ugly screw adjustment. Back closely, there is a tenacious and ceiling door handles, side storage compartments and vents. Frame covered with plastic.

The level of riding comfort can also be called medium-volkswagenaudi. Suspension is a little stiff, but small and medium sized bumps transmitted to the body less than see with their eyes. Is this not noble? In our market, Q3 is deprived of the adaptive dampers, but you can enjoy low sportchassis. Whether it is necessary? Even with the usual deep pit with sharp edges are more sharply than expected. Especially against the background of silence in the cabin, where there are almost no sounds from the street, and only the hum of rolling rear wheels noticeable at highway speeds.

The boot time increased by 70 liters to 530 largely due to the refusal chopped smooth walls. The floor can be moved to three inches below. The door can be equipped with fast electric drive with Usmanova sensor.

Note that neither the ergonomics nor the character of the car there are specific feminine traits. It turns out that Q3 is no longer “malipulate”, and quite adult, I suppose, the men’s car. Compromise it seems is that 17-inch ground clearance under durable, but the plastic protection. As compensation in the menu of driving modes of the Audi Drive Select option has been added to Offroad, logically changing the shift program of transmission, and the control algorithm is a throttle.

In the first two years of the warranty mileage is not considered at all. But if it does not exceed 120 000 km, it is the obligation of the manufacturer shall be extended at the same rate ― in fact up to four years.

In General, if the 180-HP version behaves as sanity, I would stick to this with pleasure. The main thing — to keep his spirits after paying the bill: the one car that the pictures drawn by 3.77 million! And compare prices on the Q3, imported from Hungary, and localized Tiguan is an ungrateful. Direct competitors ― the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA ― not too expensive. Seems to me the sales records of a gender-variable Q3 does not deliver.

Passport data

Audi Q3 35 TFSI 40 TFSI quattro
Body
Body type hatchback hatchback
Number of doors/seats 5/5 5/5
Length, mm 4484 4484
Width, mm 1849 1849
Height, mm 1585 1585
Wheelbase, mm 2680 2680
Track front/rear mm 1584/1576 1584/1576
Curb weight, kg 1495 1620
Full weight, kg 2070 2150
Trunk volume, l 530-1525 530-1525
Engine
Type petrol with direct fuel injection and turbocharging petrol with direct fuel injection and turbocharging
Location front, transversely front, transversely
The number and arrangement of cylinders 4 in a row 4 in a row
Number of valves 16 16
Working volume, cm3 1395 1984
Max. power, HP/rpm 150/5000–6000 180/4200–6700
Max. torque, N•m/rpm 250/1500–3500 320/1500–4100
Transmission
Transmission robotic, six-speed robotic seven-speed
Drive front full
Suspension
Front suspension independent, spring, McPherson independent, spring, McPherson
Rear suspension independent, spring, multilink independent, spring, multilink
The front brakes ventilated disc ventilated disc
Rear brakes ventilated disc ventilated disc
Tires 215/65 R17 215/65 R17
Performance characteristics
Maximum speed, km/h 207 220
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h, with 9,2 7,4
Fuel consumption, l/100 km
— urban 6,9 9,5
— extra-urban cycle 5,3 6,4
combined 5,9 7,5
Emissions Euro 6 Euro 6
Fuel tank capacity, l 58 60
Fuel AI-95–98 AI-95–98

Technique

The second generation crossover Audi Q3 moved from the old platform PQ35 on the modular MQB architecture. A very close relative of Q3 ― volkswagenaudi Tiguan. Wheelbase differ by just a few millimeters.

The body is mostly steel. Mass fraction of high-strength alloys hot forming used in the power cell compartment, reaches 26%. Of sheet aluminum made hood, the profile is used in the design of the cross members bumpers.

The front suspension arranged on the racks McPherson, rear ― multi. Gear ratio steering ratio is 14.8:1. Have the option mechanism with progressive cutting teeth this value applies only to near-zero area and edges of the slats it decreases to 11.4:1.

The modifications 35 TFSI ― turbo CZDA 1.4 TSI EA211 series. It is economical and environmentally friendly, but constructively challenging. Block and cylinder head made of aluminum, the sleeves are cast iron. Made of aluminum and developed a crankcase with integrated oil channels and installed the same filter. The engine has two cooling loop plus water intercooler, two thermostat, and oil pump of variable productivity. The injection of fuel (for example gasoline AI-95) ― immediate. Through a six-speed “robot” DQ250-6F unit powers the front wheels.

The version 40 TFSI under the bonnet, the 2.0 TSI turbo engine of the EA888 series. He has a timing chain, balancer shafts, the phase shifters at the inlet and outlet, the system changes the lift of the exhaust valves with a composite camshaft, the combined fuel injection with the injectors in the cylinders and manifold, thermostat with electronic control and electric drive overflow valve of the turbine. Power — 180 HP, all-wheel drive transmission with seven-step “robot” DQ500-7A.

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The first generation of crossover Audi Q3 was produced in 2011, and was preceded by this project the concept of the Audi Cross Coupe quattro 2007. The car was equipped with petrol engines of 1.4 and 2.0 with a capacity from 125 to 220 HP, and also two-liter diesel engines (120-184 HP). There was also “charged” RS Q3 with “TURBOMATIC” 2.5 TFSI (310, 340 and later HP). At the top of the range is located RS Q3 performance at 367 HP and 465 N•m, is able to gain the first hundred in 4.4 s.

Restyled 2014 affected the bumpers, grille, lights. Was also adjusted the output of the motors. Plus another small update was done in 2016.

The crossover is equipped with front-or all-wheel drive depending on model and motor. Transmission: six-speed “mechanics”, six – and seven-step “robots”, and in North America was still dvuhserijnaya two-liter version with a classic six-speed “automatic” Aisin.

Behind the scenes

The test took place in the vicinity of Naples. Enjoyed the tour in the ancient Pompeii, and did not like the narrow congested roads where it is quite difficult to feel the car. And how do you get a license plate with three zeros?

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