Audi India has relaunched its entry level SUV model Q3 called Audi Q3 S Edition in India at priced Rs 24.37 lakh ex-showroom Delhi and bookings is opened on official website with zero down payments. Previously it was launched in August 2013 at priced Rs. 24.99 lakh ex-showroom Delhi and now it comes with almost Rs. 62,000 less price due to the excise duty cut in interim budget 2014.
The Audi Q3 S Edition has the 2.0-litre diesel engine that delivers 143bhp of power and 320 Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission with front wheels. It has capacity to reach 0 to 100kmph in 9.9 seconds, and has ARAI certified fuel economy of 17.71kmpl.
Company has basically removed few of features from the previous compact crossover Q3 due to aggressive pricing. The features which missed out in Audi Q3 S such as the Quattro four-wheel drive system and daytime running LED lamps. It has standard features like single frame grille, alloy wheels, reinforced bumpers. In terms of comfort features standard such as leather seats, cruise control, parking sensors, driver information system and voice dialogue system. In safety features like six airbags, electronic stabilization system, electromechanical parking brake etc. It has also optional off road package and multimedia unit with voice control.
The Audi Q3 S Edition will compete with the Mercedes-Benz entry-level luxury models like A-Class, B-Class and the BMW 1 Series.