Audi Australia has released pricing for the mid-range 40 TFSI S Line version of its new Q3 Sportback coupe-style small SUV, which is now in showrooms.
Priced from $61,900 plus on-road costs, the 40 TFSI S Line commands a $12,000 premium over the entry-level 35 TFSI S Line variant that went on sale last month.
The 40 TFSI S Line is powered by a 132kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine that’s matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission driving all four wheels via Audi’s quattro system.
Conversely, the 35 TFSI S Line is motivated by a 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder petrol that’s mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic driving the front wheels.
The former sprints from a standstill to 100km/h in 7.8 seconds, while the latter is 1.5 seconds adrift. Claimed fuel consumption on the combined-cycle test (ADR 81/02) is 8.3 and 7.3 litres per 100 kilometres respectively.
Standard equipment in the 35 TFSI S Line includes variable-ratio steering, adaptive LED headlights, dusk-sensing lights, rain-sensing wipers, an S Line body kit, 19-inch alloy wheels and a hands-free power-operated tailgate.
Inside, a 10.1-inch touchscreen multimedia system with natural voice control, satellite navigation with real-time traffic, Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay support, dual Bluetooth connectivity, DAB+ digital radio, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless smartphone charging, USB-A and USB-C ports, keyless entry and start, dual-zone climate control, LED ambient lighting and leather-appointed upholstery feature.
Advanced driver-assist systems extend to autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, tyre pressure monitoring, hill-descent control, hill-start assist, driver attention alert, a reversing camera and front and rear parking sensors.
A Launch Edition version of the 35 TFSI S Line is available for an $6550, adding metallic paintwork, rear privacy glass, black exterior trim, power-folding side mirrors with heating and auto-dimming, a 180W sound system with 10 speakers, power-adjustable front sports seats with heating and lumbar support, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, steering assist, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, and surround-view cameras.
While the 45 TFSI S Line misses out on the 35 TFSI S Line Launch Edition’s metallic paintwork and black exterior trim, it does gains 20-inch alloy wheels, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a flat-bottom steering wheel with paddle-shifters, S Line interior trim and high-beam assist.
Comfort ($85), Style ($2600) and Comfort ($900) option packages are also on offer for those that want to further enhance their 35 TFSI S Line, while the ($3900) Premium Plus option package is available for 45 TFSI S Line buyers.
The flagship RS variant will up the performance ante and complete the BMW X2-rivalling Q3 Sportback range when it arrives in the third quarter with a 294kW/480Nm 2.5-litre turbo-petrol five-cylinder engine.
2020 Audi Q3 Sportback pricing before on-road costs
|35 TFSI S Line||automatic||$49,900|
|35 TFSI Launch Edition||automatic||$56,450|
|40 TFSI S Line||automatic||$61,900|
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineApril 2, 2020 2:31 pm