AudiQ3

Prices and specs of the Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI have appeared on Audi Malaysia’s website – the new variant joins the 2.0 TFSI in the Malaysian Q3 range.

At the heart of things is a 1.4 litre direct-injected and turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 150 PS between 5,000 and 6,000 rpm, and 250 Nm of torque between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm (2.0 TFSI has 170 PS and 280 Nm). Transmission is a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch auto.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are a claimed 6.2 litres per 100 km and 145 grammes per km respectively (2.0 TFSI 7.7 litres per 100 km, 179 grammes per km), and the crossover sprints to 100 km/h from rest in 8.9 seconds on its way towards a 200 km/h top speed (2.0 TFSI 7.8 seconds, 212 km/h).

Some time ago, we spotted one at JPJ Putrajaya – the car looked pretty much a carbon copy of the 2.0 TFSI (down to the 235/55 R17 five-arm cast aluminium ‘Trias’ wheels), except there was no quattro badge. So the Q3 1.4 TFSI sends its power to the front wheels only.

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Comparing the spec sheets of both the 1.4 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI reveals another thing the 1.4 TFSI loses over the 2.0 TFSI: a start-stop system, although regenerative braking is retained. The rest of the specs seem to be all shared, including the six airbags, Xenon plus headlamps with LED DRLs, LED tail lamps, dual-zone auto air-con and 10-speaker Audi Concert sound.

The Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI costs RM216,888, OTR without insurance (2.0 TFSI RM258,000). Options are Comfort Key at RM2,500, pearl-effect paint (for all colours except Daytona Grey) at RM3,500, Bose surround sound at RM5,000, a panoramic roof at RM6,000 and an S line package at RM21,000. The 2.0 TFSI offers the same options at the same prices. Study every detail of the Q3 1.4 TFSI on CarBase.my here.

The other VW Group crossover to get one-point-four-ed in Malaysia recently was the Volkswagen Tiguan – that one’s priced from RM179,608, OTR without insurance.

Thanks to Ken Soo for the tip.

Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI spotted at JPJ Putrajaya