German car-maker, Audi has launched the 2017 Audi Q3 in India with prices starting from Rs 34.2 lakh. Visually, the car remains identical to the current model; this update brings in new features and new engine options.

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The updated Audi Q3 competes with the Mercedes GLA and BMW X1.

The updated Q3 for 2017 model year is available with two engine options – all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive. The older front-wheel-drive 2.0 TDI produced 140 BHP and 320 Nm while the updated one now develops 150hp and 340Nm of torque – up 10 BHP and 20 Nm – from the 2.0-litre diesel engine that’s also paired with a seven-speed automatic gearbox.

The new 2.0 TDI quattro engine produces a maximum power of 184 BHP – a bump up in power of about 4 percent, previous model used to churn-out 177 BHP. Torque output remains unchanged though and the motor continues to be paired with a seven-speed automatic gearbox and achieves 0-100 in just 7.9 seconds.

Audi claims fuel efficiency figures of 18.51 KPML and 15.17 KPML for the front-wheel drive and quattro versions respectively.

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The interiors get minor revisions for a 2017 model year.

Compared to the outgoing-model, this updated model has a few new features, such as a panoramic sunroof as standard along with 17-inch V-spoke alloy wheels, LED headlamps and ‘Deluxe’ dual-zone auto climate control system. It also gets electrically adjustable front seats as part of the standard equipment. Other equipment on offer includes cruise control, reverse camera and a MMI navigation system.

 
Prices of Updated 2017 Audi Q3 (ex-showroom, Delhi):

  • Audi Q3 2.0-litre TDI FWD variant – Rs 34.20 lakh
  • Audi Q3 2.0-litre TDI Quattro variant – Rs 37.20 lakh

 
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