2012 Audi Q3: Features and Details

After catching the attention of car lovers at the Shanghai Auto Show, Audi has come out with official details of the much awaited 2012 Audi Q3. The new Audi Q3 will weight 3,307 lbs and is 6.0 feet wide, 14.4 feet long and 5.25 feet high. The total luggage space is about 48.2 cu feet. Some of the features that are added 2012 Audi Q3 include Bose surround sound system, MMI navigation plus – a hard drive navigation system and illuminated woofers.

The car will be available in 3 engine options – two TFSI units and one TDI and will have a power range of 140 to 211. The new diesel version will he highly fuel efficient and will deliver a mileage of 45.23 mpg.

Some of the features of the car include:


Engine and Transmission

  • Start-Stop system with energy recuperation
  • Efficiency program in the Driver’s Information System (DIS). Provides the Driver with fuel saving tips and a gear change indicator on manual models

Wheels, Tyres and Suspension

  • 17” x 7J ‘10-spoke’ design alloy wheels with 235/55 R17 tyres
  • Electromechanical parking brake – which includes parking brake function when the car is stationary, auto release function to assist when pulling away andemergency braking function on all 4 wheels when on the move
  • Dynamic suspension
  • Tyre mobility system
  • Anti-theft wheel bolts

Audio and Communication

  • Concert radio which includes:
    • Single CD drive and SDHC memory card reader (up to 32GB) which are both MP3, WMA and AAC-compatible
    • MMI operating logic
    • Speed-dependent volume control (GALA)
    • TP memo – automatically saves traffic news when driving
  • 6.5” display screen – manually retractable
  • 8 passive speakers in total, front and rear with a total output of 80 watts
  • Audi Music Interface (AMI) – provides connection to Apple iPod from 4th generation and Apple iPhone as well as USB storage media and MP3 players
  • Bluetooth interface – for hands free mobile phone connectivity and Bluetooth audio streaming (depending on compatibility of mobile phone)
  • Voice control system – for key telephone and radio functions
  • Preparation for SD card based navigation
    • allows SD card based navigation function and maps to be retro-fitted using parts from Audi Genuine Accessories

Interior Equipment

  • Dual-zone electronic climate control – temperatures can be selected separately by driver and front passenger and the system will electronically control the air temperature, volume and distribution. Includes separate defroster button for de-icing the windscreen and side windows more quickly, air vents for the rear compartment in the rear centre console and a ventilated glove box
  • 4-spoke leather trimmed multi function steering wheel (gear change paddles available as a cost option on S tronic models)
  • Steering wheel adjustable for height and reach
  • Front centre armrest which can be moved forwards/backwards and is adjustable in angle. Also includes fold-up storage compartment and a 12-volt socket in the rear centre console
  • Door sill trims with aluminium inlays
  • Luggage compartment sill protection in stainless steel
  • Inlays in monometallic platinum (truffle beige when combined with Pistachio beige upholstery)
  • Front and rear floor mats in velour, to match the chosen carpet colour
  • Washer fluid level indicator
  • Smoking package
  • Cloth headlining
  • Electric windows, front and rear
  • Safety and security
  • Driver Information System (DIS) – 3.5-inch monochrome display in the dash board binnacle. The DIS shows the radio frequency/station or track title, telephone control menu and other display information from the infotainment system such as navigation (if fitted). Also includes an On-board trip computer with short and long-term trip memory, outside temperature display, digital speedometer, door or boot open warning and speedometer, door or boot open warning and efficiency program
  • Light and rain sensor – automatically switches the dipped beam headlights and windscreen wipers on/off depending on the light and rain conditions. Also includes coming home/leaving home function which delays the deactivation of the front and rear lights after locking and automatic activation of the lights when unlocking
  • Rear parking sensors – which facilitate parking by acoustically indicating the distance to obstacles; measurement is by ultrasonic sensors integrated discreetly into the bumper
  • Remote central locking with two foldaway keys
  • Front and rear fog lights
  • Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP), including ABS, EBD, ASR and EDL
  • First aid kit
  • Warning triangle
  • Driver, front passenger, front side and head airbag system
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation switch
  • Seat belt monitoring
  • Tool kit and car jack
  • Thatcham Category 1 alarm and immobiliser


  • Standard seats in ‘Initial’ cloth upholstery
  • Includes manual adjustment for driver and front passenger seat height, forwards and backwards position, backrest angle, head restraints and seat belt height
  • ISOFIX child seat mounting for front passenger (with airbag deactivation) and outer rear seats including electric child locks for the rear doors
  • Split folding rear seat back

Exterior Equipment

  • Contrasting finish in anthracite metallic finish on the front and rear under body guard, wheel arch trims and lower door trims
  • Body coloured door mirrors; electrically adjustable and heated with integrated LED indicator signals
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • Halogen headlights with electric headlight range control and daytime running lights
  • Aluminium roof rails
  • Tow bar bracket preparation – includes the wiring to the spare wheel well and control unit and adapted engine cooling. The set of parts for retrofitting are available from Audi Genuine Accessories
  • Aluminium window trim framing the exterior side windows and the outer B-and C-post trims in high-gloss black
  • Windscreen with sunband for improved insulation of the windscreen and acoustic glass for reduced outside noise