With the introduction of its Coupe Audi Q3 Sportback, Audi appears to be trying to combine the strong presence and the highest levels of luxury that suit multiple everyday uses. In this article, get to know the first Audi crossover compact car that combines sporty performance with luxury.
Design: low ceiling line, structure suggests strength
The Audi Q3 Sportback design reflects the car’s strength and accuracy evenly, and every detail of it is so prominent. The black eightsided front grille ventilation grille comes in a threedimensional design, giving the vehicle a distinctive sporty character. This applies to trapezoidal vents, and the bumper has a flat edge. The passenger compartment, similar to that of a Coupe, varies with distinctive car accessories, which come in contrasting colors, highlighting the nature of the SUV.
The low ceiling line accentuates the Dshaped car trusses, which ends with a long wing fixed to the rear roof rim. This makes the Audi Q3 Sportback look longer than its similar family of the Audi Q3. In addition, the SUV coupe is three centimeters more flat, giving it a more powerful feel. In the wheel area, arches over the wheels accentuate the attention to the quattro system, which is a standard equipment for most engines.
Many of the effects of light and shadow appear on the background formed by plastic; The lowprofile rear windscreen surrounded by streamlined edges, and the sporty airbumper fender accentuate the breadth of the Audi Q3 Sportback; The rear headlamps also enhance this look, as the two sides of the car twist in a tapered shape, like flat headlights. Audi introduces these headlamps in three different versions, the highest being the MATRIX LED, whose highlight illuminates the road as appropriate to the driving style.
Allterrain sports performance: suspension
Audi Q3 Sportback provides allterrain driving pleasure. Whether you set off on city streets, on the highway, or on rough terrain the compact car offers dynamic performance. The car comes with an advanced steering system as a basic equipment, in which the gear shift ratio increases with increasing steering angle, in addition to the sports suspension.
TFSI S tronic with quattro: drive system
Audi Q3 Sportback 45 TFSI quattro S tronic :: Total fuel consumption in liters / 100 km *: 7 ٫77٫ 3 (30 ٫ 5 32 ٫ 2 mpg) Total CO2 emissions in g / km *: 174166 (280267٫ 2 g / mile).
The quattro’s allwheel drive system keeps control of the transmission, and comes in the car as a basic equipment. This system mainly consists of a multidisc clutch on the rear axle. Its electronic control system is characterized by combining the highest levels of stability and traction, to provide the highest levels of driving pleasure.
Adjustable amenities: cabin and space concept
The Audi Q3 Sportback features a spacious interior equipped with adjustable comfort. The length of the car is 4.50 mm, the width of 1. 84 mm, the height of 1.56 mm, with the wheelbase measuring 2 68 mm.
The rear seats can accommodate up to three people, with the possibility of moving forward or backward by 130 millimeters as a basic equipment; The rear seat backrests are divided into three parts, with the ability to adjust their position to seven degrees of inclination. The capacity of the luggage compartment ranges from 530 liters to 1400 liters, in addition to the ability to adjust the floor area of the load carrying area to two levels, the rear shelf is located under it. Audi will be available with an electrically operated tailgate that can be opened and closed by foot movement as an option.
The front seats which can be electrically adjusted and heated when needed give the driver and front passenger a sporty and highly comfortable position. Sports seats are available with contrast strings and colored stripes along their sides. Moreover, the surfaces of the dashboard and armrests made of Alcantara reflect the evolving design philosophy. In the dark, the optional Ambient Light package offers a luminous atmosphere in thirty colors to choose from.
Digital world: screens and playback
If the operating systems and screens of the Audi Q3 Sportback show something, they are indicative of Audi’s progress in developing its digital tools. Even the lowest in the car, it includes a 10.25inch digital toolkit that the driver can operate with the multimedia steering wheel. In the MMI Plus multimedia navigation system, which is available in the highest segment of the car, the screens appear on the Audi cockpit virtual driving corner, which provides many other advantages.
In the middle of the dashboard is a 10.1inch touch screen; Gives sound responses when choosing any of them. The screen is surrounded by a wide bezel in a highgloss black, as are Audi fullsize models. This screen and the air conditioning control unit installed below it tilt towards the driver for the highest degree of comfort.
The Audi virtual cockpit plus is available on request with 3 designs to choose from, including dynamic viewing. The main menu comes in a flat structure and a console that understands human language and allows for manual text entry.
Smartphone contents appear on the multimedia screen via the Apple CarPlay app or Android Auto, and no links are required if the infotainment system uses iPhones. This optional package comes with a mobile phone case and the luxurious Bang & Olufsen audio system with 3D audio.
Amazing performance in all conditions: auxiliary systems
The Audi Q3 Sportback is available in four safety platforms, including warning when leaving the track, and warning when changing the path, while the first system helps the driver to stay in the track, the last system warns of dangerous situations when changing tracks; For example, when there is a car in the corner that the driver cannot see.
The series of models available in Germany also includes the Audi pre sense front system, which gives a visual, acoustic and tactile warning to the driver in the event of a collision. In emergency situations, this warning results in maximum brake pressure and the activation of basic safety measures through the Audi pre sense system, which includes tightening front seat belts, closing windows and an optional sunroof, and activating alarm lights.
Adaptive Cruise Control is the most prominent optional system of the Audi Q3 Sportback. This system helps the driver during longitudinal and side guidance. The latest advanced systems such as 360degree cameras help the driver park and steer the car in tight spaces; As these cameras show the direct surroundings of the compact sports coupe on the multimedia screen, so the driver can choose to see from more than one perspective.
As for the parking assistance system, it directs the car automatically to the inside and outside parking lots. For example, if the driver wants to go back out of the parking space, the rear cross traffic warning warns the driver against approaching cars that the system classifies as dangerous.