Audi adds Black Edition to updated Q3 range

a169678_largeAudi already makes Black Edition versions of the Audi A4, A5, A6 and A7 Sportback ranges, and now the distinctive black look will be extended to the Q3 as well, with prices starting at £26,600. The new cars will reach their first customers towards the end of the year.

The addition is part of a wider programme of revisions to the current Q3 range, which currently starts with SE, moving to S line Navigation and then on to S line plus. At the entry level, SE becomes Sport through the addition of SD navigation as standard and through styling enhancements, including larger front air vents and a body-coloured front diffuser.

S line Navigation models become S line Edition by gaining standard interior features such as cruise control and the Audi Parking System Plus, and by adopting a new look for the front end, which now incorporates a distinctive horizontal strut spanning its full width, above which are air inlets with more pronounced surrounds and a new diamond-pattern mesh design. They flank an altered Single Frame grille with a new high gloss finish which is also shared by the air vents.

a169697_largeThe main attraction in the range is now the Q3 Black Edition. Replacing the S line plus model, it builds on that version’s already extensive specification with features such as standard metallic paint, privacy glass from the B pillar rearwards and a Bose sound system upgrade, but its key point of differentiation is the distinctive black treatment for many of its parts. These start in the cabin with piano black inlays, and continue outside to take in everything from the 19-inch alloy wheels, wheel arch cappings and Single Frame grille surround to the roof rails, rear spoiler and tailpipes, all of which are finished in gloss black.

Under the skin, two TDI diesel and two TFSI petrol engines are available, depending on the chosen specification.

Forming the diesel contingent are two four-cylinder, 2.0-litre TDIs with outputs of 148 and 181 bhp. When linked to manual transmission and Sport specification with its 17-inch wheels, the 148 bhp version has the potential to return up to 62.8mpg with CO2 output of just 117g/km.

The 2.0-litre 148 bhp TDI engine can work with either manual or S tronic transmission and can channel its output through either the front wheels only or through all four with the help of the quattro system. The 181 bhp version also offers two transmission options, but deploys its increased power and torque solely via quattro drive.


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