Report: New Q3 to Get Plug-in Drivetrain

Report: New Q3 to Get Plug-in Drivetrain

0 comments 📅17 August 2017, 22:45

New reports from Europe recommend that Audi is working hard on the next Q3, which is expected to move across to the MQB platform, a move that would bear all kinds of fruit.

Not only is the MQB policy lighter than the outgoing PQ35 platform, it’s also stiffer. That’s good for acting, but also for comfort and a nearly 2-inch longer wheelbase.

It also means that the Q3 purposefulness be opened up to all sorts of engine options, with a 1.5 and 2.0-liter four-bangers at the top of the inventory of likely gasoline engines, and turbo four making 250 hp also anticipated. Speaking of strong performance, a 3.0-liter, 335 hp mill rumored for the S Q3.

Despite diesel’s less than unblemished name, Audi reportedly still plans on offering Q3 buyers a 2.0-liter TDI portion making between 150 and 240 hp.

If buyers don’t want the TDI, but are still interested in at best sipping fuel, they will reportedly have another option: a publicity-in hybrid variant. That setup will apparently mate a 1.5-liter motor to an electric motor for a combined 200 hp and an electric-only range of 30 miles.

If that’s not moving enough for you, there may even be an all-electric Q3 e-tron on the way, too. This one is reportedly being designed with an eye to China and would procure a 186 mile range.

Inside, meanwhile, you’ll find Audi’s understood cockpit alongside a 9.2-inch touchscreen in the center console. Expect the new Q3 to succeed sometime in the middle of 2018.

[source: Autocar]

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