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Old 9th January 2012, 02:04   #1
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Audi Q3


Highlights:
  • Smallest SUV by Audi yet.
  • Will be in direct competition with the BMW X1.
  • Two engine options. A 2.0L TSFI petrol (Power: 210 hp, Torque: 300 Nm, 0-100 km/h: 6.9s), and a 2.0 L TDI diesel (Power: 177 hp, Torque: 380 Nm, 0-100 km/h: 8.2s)
  • Transmission will be a 7 speed S-tronic.
  • Will feature Quattro permanent all wheel drive system


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215/65 R16 tyres:
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Luggage compartment size: 460 litres and 1365 litres with the rear seat folded.
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Old 9th January 2012, 02:28   #2
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The A3 e-tron concept

  • It is a plug-in hybrid and is powered by two engines. A 211 hp 1.4 TFSI four-cylinder engine, and an 27 hp electric motor. The overall performance of the system is 238 hp.
  • 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and a max speed of 231 km/h.
  • The average fuel consumption is 45 km/l.
  • Pure electric operating range of 54 km.
  • 7 Speed S-tronic transmission.

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Interesting grill:
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Turbine blade style wheels !
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Carbon Fiber mirror housing with integrated turn indicators:
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Lovely door handles:
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What's this ?
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Old 9th January 2012, 02:45   #3
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The other cars on display at the Audi stall were
  • A8L W12
  • A7 Sportback
  • S6
  • Q7 V12 TDI
  • Q5 2.0 TDI
  • R8 5.2


A8L W12 Quattro

This car is powered by a 6.3 L 12-cylinder petrol engine in the 'W' configuration.
It produces 500 hp of power and 625 Nm of torque. The power is transmitted to all four wheels by a 8-speed triptronic transmission

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Big Sunroof:
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All Chrome alloys on an executive sedan! Talk about bling:
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A7 Sportback

The A7 Sportback is Audi's answer to the Mercedes CLS.
This car has two engine options, the 3.0 TDI Diesel and the 3.0 TFSI Petrol.

The petrol is a supercharged V6 producing 300 hp power and 440 Nm torque.
The diesel is a turbocharged V6 producing 245 hp power and 500 Nm torque.

The family grill makes its appearance:
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Cool Sportback rear-end treatment:
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S6

The 2012 S6 is powered by a 4 Liter Twin-turbo TFSI V8 petrol engine. It produces 414 bhp power and 550 Nm of constant torque between 1400 and 5300 rpm. The engine is coupled to a 7-speed triptronic transmission. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint comes in at 4.8 seconds while top speed is an electronically-governed 250 km/h.
The car has a energy recuperation and a stop-start system as well as a cylinder management system that shuts down four of the cylinders under partial load.



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Driver oriented interiors with the central console tilted towards the driver:
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HUGE interior light on the display car:
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Q7 V12 TDI

Powered by a 6.0-litre V12 TDI engine, this is the fastest Q7 available. It develops 500 PS power and a staggering 1,000Nm of torque.
0-100 km/h is a quick 5.5 seconds.

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The car is equipped with ceramic brake disks on all four corners, very useful on a 2.5 tonne vehicle that is this quick:
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Q5 2.0 TDI

This car has a modest 2 Liter, 4-cylinder in-line diesel engine producing 170 hp power and 350 Nm torque.

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R8 Spyder

This R8 has a 5.2 Liter V10 under the hood. It produces 525 PS of power and 530 Nm of torque. 0-100 km/h comes up in 4.1 seconds.

A purposeful front there:
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Big twin tail-pipes and a carbon fiber diffuser:
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Carbon Fiber mirror housing:
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Smart brushed aluminium fuel cap:
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Old 9th January 2012, 16:08   #4
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Q3 looks sooo good compared to X1.sure audi has got a winner
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The Q3 looks excellent! Being a 4WD, it would definitely be a threat to the BMW X1 as long as its priced appropriately. Any idea when it would be available in India?
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The Q3 looks really good If priced right, they can send shivers down the spine of BMW. But looking at the interior trim, I honestly dont think they would launch it at the price of X1. They would have to strip it more to launch it at that price point.

The A3 e-tron looks fantastic as well. Any idea on its non-electric version going into production in here?

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What's this ?
I suppose thats one of the speakers that comes with the car, embedded in the dash board.
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The Q3 looks excellent! Being a 4WD, it would definitely be a threat to the BMW X1 as long as its priced appropriately. Any idea when it would be available in India?
The Q3 4WD is in all probability going to be launched at 25L ex showroom.
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I suppose thats one of the speakers that comes with the car, embedded in the dash board.
Yup. Kind of that comes with the optional B&O sound system.
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Wow! Jalsa, loved the pictures!
I think Audi has all the makings right now to give BMW a run for their No.1 luxury brand status in the country, the stall seems to have had intent.

That being said, it's the perfect mix of concepts which blow your mind away and production cars that actually make you want to go to their showrooms.

Their design ideology, although still flawed in merely extending wheelbase in A-series cars with increasing price without much individuality, is getting more stream-lined. I LOVE how they have finally ditched those pesky, eye-grabbing pearl LEDs to light strips. Makes the back of the current E-series seem very dated & Korean

What really grabbed my attention was the jet-inspired A-3 e-tron concept. I mean whatever the designers were smoking when they came up with that design needs to be marketed! For me, it's the best "looks-production-ready" concept car at the Expo by a mile. The wheels and door handles make you want to weep with joy. And the interiors seems to have a leather dash? That should be an interesting touch in case it makes it to the production line.
But, I think Audi went a little overboard with the chrome wheels and the carbon-fibre ORVMs.. Tad bit, but forgiven considering all the other eye-candy on display
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What's this ?
Hello

That's the bang and olufsen sound system.

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The A3 e-tron concept
Excellent coverage, Jalsa!

Good to see Audi coming out all-guns-blazing and putting-up a good show at the Auto Expo.

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What's this ?
That would be one of the two tweeters that rise out of the dashboard when the car is switched on.

It's by the premium luxury audio brand 'Bang & Olufsen' and provide several cars in the Audi range with the same speaker setup that consists of up-to 19 speakers! although it's only optional (if you've got some more loose change *grins*, I suppose.)

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You were lucky to get the special Audi invite pass. It was only possible to have a sneak peek at the Q3. The A3 e-tron concept really stood out.
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Is the Q3 similar in dimensions when compared to the Ecosport? I know they are made for entirely different market segments, but was curious about their sizes.
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Looking at the Audi Line up, the cars seem much more desirable and aspirational than ever before. They surely seem to be closing the gap with BMW.
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