Audi Australia introduces Q3 40 TFSI and S Line


Audi Q3 40 TFSI Australia

Audi’s new Q3 40 TFSI packs a power punch and better gear over the entry-level 35 for more coin.

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Audi Australia has introduced two new Q3 options into its local lineup, bolstering the entire stable out to four available variants.

The new 40 TFSI and 40 TFSI S Line sit between the base 35 TFSI and range-topping RS Q3 performance model. Priced at $54,990 and $59,400 before on-road costs, both 40 TFSI models provide a convincing upgrade from the $46,400 35 TFSI.

Motivating the pair is a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 132kW and 320Nm via a seven-speed DCT auto to all-four wheels – an increase of 22kW and 70Nm over the entry 35 TFSI, and good enough for a 7.3sec 0-100km/h sprint. Fuel consumption is a claimed 8.3L/100km on the combined cycle.

Standard equipment includes a suite of safety gear such as autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with cyclist and pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, and tyre pressure monitoring.

The S Line further adds a 360-degree camera, high beam headlight assist, park assist, exterior mirrors with auto-dimming function, and adaptive cruise assist (includes active lane assist and emergency assist).

Standard equipment for the 40 TFSI includes 19-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and start, electric tailgate with gesture opening, dual-zone climate control, leather seat upholstery, electric seat adjustment, and an infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay plus DAB radio.

The 40 TFSI S Line upgrades to 20-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels with an exterior bodykit, Alcantara interior trim, heated front seats, flat-bottom steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, and a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit display in front of the driver.

Audi Australia product planning director, Shawn Ticehurst said the new 40 TFSI models with all-wheel drive come from a long lineage of Audi Quattro expertise.

“The legendary Audi Quattro all-wheel-drive technology underpins the legacy of the Audi Q model range,” he said.

“We’re delighted to bring this model to Australia to continue its predecessor’s success, with the new model endowed with over $8000 worth of additional equipment. In particular, the S line variant represents extraordinary value.”

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