Colorful Audi Q2 Configurator Launched in Germany: Only 1.4 TFSI and 1.6 TDI

Colorful Audi Q2 Configurator Launched in Germany: Only 1.4 TFSI and 1.6 TDI 5 photos
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Is it just me or is Audi mirroring the way BMW introduces cars? I mean they are becoming available in specific months of the year. Besides the A5, July has brought about the Q2, which can finally be configured and presumably ordered in Germany.
There's an abundance of tech reviews out there. However, most are sugar-coating the fact that this luxury vehicle cuts a few corners. And it needs to, even though the development costs are spread throughout the Volkswagen Group.

Getting back to the German market configurator, we find that the Q2 is only available with two engines right now. These are the ones Audi expects will be the most popular, of course. The gasoline unit is the familiar 1.4 TFSI that dates back to the launch of the A3 hatch.

The major difference, at least in our view, is that Cylinder on Demand is now standard. This feature cuts two of the four cylinders under light loads and helps reduce CO emissions to as little as 119 grams in the case of a FWD car with S tronic.

The cheapest Q2 has a 6-speed manual and can be yours for €26,750. Honestly, that's not bad at all, considering what a SEAT Ateca fetches with its basic 1-liter turbo engine.

The 1.4-liter of the Q2 is perfect if you want to do some overtaking (0 to 100 km/h takes 8.5 seconds) and aren't too worried about fuel consumption. However, the diesel option is what most folks will go for. The Q2's basic unit is a 1.6 TDI with a manual that can be yours for €27,700.

But considering the official numbers suggest you'll only be saving a liter of fuel every 100 kilometers, we'd go for the 1.4 TFSI instead for reasons that have to do with our speed addiction.

Options and more expensive options

While the base price of the Audi Q2 is reasonable, the same cannot be said if you include some of the desirable options. Without a body kit, the crossover looks like a 30-year-old without makeup: almost good.

We'd go for the Q2 design model, as it looks rough and ready, but the S line pack (€1,660) is nifty as well. As for the colors, only black and white are standard. However, Vegas Yellow (shown in the gallery) is an excellent way to stand out for just €340.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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