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2019 Audi Q3 Engine Range Extended With 2.0 TDI and TFSI Units

The new Audi Q3 originally went on sale with three 35 powertrains making just 150 horsepower, but the range has been expanded to include better 2.0 TDI and TFSI units.
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At the moment, there are seven configurations available, costing between €33,700 and €43,900 in Germany. The cheapest and least interesting is the 35 TFSI with FWD and a 6-speed manual, which makes the usual 150 HP and 250 Nm of torque. This base 1.5 TFSI unit takes 9.6 seconds to reach 100 km/h and consumes around 6 l/100km combined.

The same engine is also available with a 7-speed S tronic gearbox, which makes the Q3 both faster and more economical, but adds €2,000 to the price. The cheapest diesels are the 35 TDI quattro 6-speed and the 35 TDI S tronic, both costing €37,900. As their names suggest, you can either have AWD or the auto, not both.

Things really get interesting with the 40 models, which are new and come standard with quattro S tronic powertrains. The cheapest is the 40 TFSI, which uses a 2.0-liter turbo with 190 HP and 320 Nm of torque (236 lb-ft). With a 0 to 100 km/h time of 7.4 seconds and a top speed of 220 km/h (136.7 mph), it's faster than most crossovers. And despite not using diesel, it's not bad on fuel: 7.5 to .72 l/100km combined.

The top-of-the-line diesel engine is the 2.0 TDI with 190 HP and 400 Nm, which needs 8 seconds to reach 100 km/h and tops out at 221 km/h (137.3 mph). It will be interesting to see if Audi adds a twin-turbo TDI, but for now, using diesel requires you to wait 8 seconds before hitting 100 km/h.

And finally, we arrive at the new flagship Q3, the 45 TFSI. As its name suggests, this extracts more power from a 2-liter turbo, or 230 HP and 350 Nm (258.1 lb-ft). This Golf GTI-like setup hits 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds while matching the 40 TFSI for economy. So what other engines do you think Audi will add to the Q3, a plug-in hybrid, the 1.0 TFSI or maybe a new, small diesel?


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