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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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    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 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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    Audi Q3 made Officially Official ahead of Shanghai Motor Show
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    Audi is apparently done teasing us with rendering after rendering of its new Q3 crossover. Instead, the German automaker has gone ahead and let the cat completely out of the bag ahead of the cute 'ute's official unveiling at the 2011 Shanghai Motor Show. As you're likely already aware, the Q3 is Audi's take on how to make a Volkswagen Tiguan into an ...

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    Audi Q3 sketches released ahead of Shanghai debut
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    Audi has confirmed that its 2012 Q3 small crossover will receive its worldwide unveiling at the Shanghai Motor Show later this month. Before the Q3 debuts in the metal, Audi has released a series of sketches hinting what we can expect in a few weeks time. When the production Q3 debuts it will sit on Volkswagen Tiguan underpinnings, but will be ...

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    Quattro Quarterly lays out Audi's five-year plan for world domination
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    The Audi Club of North America puts out a publication aptly titled the Quattro Quarterly that gives Audi owners the inside skinny on everything from future products to how to swap bigger brakes into their B5 S4. One of our intrepid readers, Kevin, sent us a few scans of the QQ's latest issue, where it outlines Audi's product plans for the next five years. ...

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