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2012 Audi Q3

Stylish Urban Trekker Writ Small 2011 Audi Q3 - Click above for high-res image gallery The idea of a small premium crossover like the new Audi Q3, while certainly not lost on North Americans, does seem to face both corporate and public resistance Stateside. The frequent customer logic goes something like, "It's small and expensive, so why wouldn't I just buy the bigger Q5 or maybe an A4?" Hence most of the reason why Audi North America hesitates on bringing the Q3 over to us. This sporty, tall sort-of-A3 is considered an "A-SUV" in Europe, belonging to the smallest A-segment of... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.0L TFSI Four-Cylinder
Power:
208 HP / 221 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed S-Tronic
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    Geneva: Audi RS Q3 is funky, chunky, spunky forbidden fruit [w/videos]
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    After salivating over the Audi RS6 Avant last night, we're happy to see yet another RS-branded Audi here on the show floor at the Geneva Motor Show. Meet the RS Q3, Audi's first ever high-performance crossover, showing what's possible when the Ingolstadt automaker brings its best sporting bits to its smallest CUV. Powering the RS Q3 is Audi's 2.5-liter ...

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    Official: 2014 Audi RS Q3 breaks out ahead of Geneva reveal
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    Ahead of its big reveal next month at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Audi has released a handful of images and plenty of details for the all-new RS Q3. As the first-ever crossover from the marque with RS branding, this will be the fourth RS model to go on sale this year after the RS5 Cabriolet, RS6 Avant and the RS7, and while UK and Germany sales have been ...

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    Official: GM profits down 14% in Q3
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    General Motors reported its third-quarter earnings today, and while revenues were up in the three-month period, overall profits were down 14 percent compared to last year. GM's Q3 net revenue was $37.6 billion (almost $1 billion more than 2011), but its net income was $1.5 billion, down from $1.7 billion last year. This is the opposite trend from Chrysler ...

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    Ford up $1.6B in Q3 thanks to record profits in North America
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    Now that the bell has rung to signal the end of Q3 2012, Ford is standing in the ring with both hands in the air like Rocky: The company's overall profit of $1.63 billion for the last three months is nearly equal to its entire 2011 total of $1.94B. Those numbers come thank to the record-breaking pretax operating profit in North America of $2.33B on ...

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    Official: Chrysler posts $381 million Q3 net profit
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    Chrysler reports that its vehicle sales jumped by 12 percent in the third quarter over the same period in 2011. That step up was enough to bump profits by 80 percent to $381 million on $15.5 billion of net revenue. Moving forward, the automaker expects to see fourth-quarter profit of $210 million, which should help the company realize its forecast of $1.5 ...

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    Rumormill: VW mulling Microbus-style CUV to ramp up segment sales
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    Volkswagen is on a mission to dominate sales in almost ever category, with a goal of selling one million Audis and VWs yearly in the United States by 2018. Projected U.S. sales of both brands for 2012 is only 565,000. To bridge that gap, analysts say the two brands will need to compete in almost every sales category. VW and Audi have the sedan customers ...

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    Report: Audi Q2 concept headed for Paris, production model not until 2015
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    The Audi Q2 may soon be the smallest member of Audi's Q family, and a report in Autocar indicates that the company is taking no risks with its feature set. Charged with taking on the Mini Countryman and Nisssan Juke, Audi is giving the Q2 the kinds of looks and options it believes will stand up to established and popular competition. Looks-wise that ...

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    Official: Audi Q3 Red Track heads to Worthersee Tour
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    Audi plans to show off a new concept version of the Q3 at the Worthersee Tour in Austria next week. The Q3 Red Track boasts the same 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine found under the hood of the Audi TT RS, and thus, there's a galloping 340 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque on hand. A seven-speed S Tronic gearbox handles shifting duties and drops the ...

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    Report: Audi Q2 to take on Nissan Juke?
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    Audi is rapidly expanding its crossover range, with the Q3 recently joining the Q5 and Q7, not to mention the BMW X6-rivaling Q6 that's in the pipeline. But now, according to Auto Express, Audi is working on an entry-level Q2 crossover that would take on the likes of the Nissan Juke and Mini Countryman. Auto Express has come up with a rendering of the Q2 ...

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    Official: Audi unveils Q3 Jinlong Yufeng in Beijing
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    Audi has just unveiled a special concept version of the company's Q3 at this week's 2012 Beijing Motor Show to commemorate the year of the dragon. The 2012 Q3 Jinlong Yufeng, or "Golden Dragon In The Wind," caters to the kite surfers of the world thanks to its two roof-mounted carbon-fiber reinforced polymer boards and a clever kite pouch that can also be ...

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    Beijing: Audi RS Q3 concept revealed ahead of Beijing
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    Audi is hot in China right now, and the four-ringed automaker will show its appreciation by unveiling this hot-to-trot RS Q3 concept at the Beijing Motor Show later this month. Any RS vehicle worthy of the label begins with an outstanding powertrain. In this case, the RS Q3 features the same 2.5-liter TFSI turbocharged five-cylinder that is available in ...

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    Detroit: Audi lifts veil on Q3 Vail concept, confirms production Q3 for North America [UPDATE]
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    Those of us on this side of the pond in the market for a luxury crossover should be familiar with the gargantuan Audi Q7 and its little brother, the Q5. Overseas the German automaker also offers an even more compact Q3. Today on the floor of the Detroit Auto Show, Audi announced it will be bringing the Q3 to the North American market, and this is the show ...

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    Report: Audi to unveil Vail CUV concept in Detroit
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    Audi CEO Rupert Stadler slipped up while talking to Bloomberg, telling the financial pub that in addition to the 2013 A4 and A4 AllRoad, a small crossover concept will debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week. Stadler didn't give up anything in the way of details, but the concept will be dubbed the "Vail" and could be a way to gauge reception of a ...

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    Featured: We drive 1,200 miles through China in Audi's Q3
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    Verdict: China Ain't Kansas We used our horn more in one week than we had in our entire driving existence. Audi recently had one of us over to China for a solid week of long drives in that real-world part of China we rarely get to learn about. We report on the country a lot, but save for attending the its auto shows, we've basically been blindly ...

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    Report: De Nysschen says Audi still debating Q3 for U.S.
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    Audi has grown its share of the U.S. luxury market with the help of a steady stream of new products. But while Audi has been on a product rampage, not all of its latest designs take up residence in U.S. showrooms. Included in that group of vehicles is the Q3, but AutoWeek reports that Audi's North American CEO Johan de Nysschen is at least considering ...

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    Quick Spin: 2012 Audi Q3
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    Stylish Urban Trekker Writ Small The idea of a small premium crossover like the new Audi Q3, while certainly not lost on North Americans, does seem to face both corporate and public resistance Stateside. The frequent customer logic goes something like, "It's small and expensive, so why wouldn't I just buy the bigger Q5 or maybe an A4?" Hence most of ...

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    Report: Audi preparing 300-horsepower Q3 RS
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    Audi's 2.5-liter turbo five has shown remarkable potential. It powers the RS3 hot hatch, the new TT RS, the Volkswagen Golf24 endurance racer and was shoehorned into the A1 Clubsport Quattro concept. Now, word has it that this delicious powerplant will be dropped into the Q3 crossover to make for a new Q3 RS. The news arrives only weeks after the Q3 ...

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    Rumormill: Audi developing new Q1, Q4 crossovers
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    Known though it has been for decades by its Quattro all-wheel drive system, Audi didn't launch its first crossover until the Q7 in 2005. Ever since, the German automaker has been steadily expanding its crossover lineup. But while most vehicles seem to get bigger and bigger with every successive generation of models, Audi's high-riders keep getting ...

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    Official: Audi Q3 production begins in Spain
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    It wasn't that long ago that Audi had no SUVs in its lineup – aside from the A6 Allroad Quattro – despite being known for its all-wheel-drive vehicles. But that's all changed, just as it has for BMW and Porsche. The Q7 was followed by the Q5, and now the Q3 has started production as well. The first Q3 rolled off the assembly line today at ...

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    Report: Seat to build IBX crossover based on Audi Q3
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    Seat was awarded the internal contract to build the Audi Q3 at its factory in Martorell, Spain, but jobs aren't the only thing the Spanish subsidiary of Volkswagen may get out of the arrangement. According to a new report from What Car?, Seat will receive a production version of the IBX concept on the same platform. The IBX show car was unveiled last ...

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