Audi has been busy in its lab, developing the new generation Q3 for quite some time now. The current one is the oldest SUV in the carmaker’s line-up and so it came as no surprise to have spotted the new Q3 being tested on multiple occasions. But now, for the first time, our spy sleuths caught sight of its high-performance variant, the SQ3, on the wet tracks of Nurburgring.
The test mule spotted here sported a quad exhaust set-up with a sportier bumper at the rear. Up front were larger air intakes with a contrast silver trim around it. The vehicle was riding on a larger wheel which gave a clear view of red brake callipers at the rear. The powertrain under the hood might be the 2.0-litre turbocharged motor with around 300-350bhp. It will have a Quattro all-wheel-drive layout as standard.
The cabin will have Audi’s Virtual Cockpit which is also seen on the S5. There will be an improved MMI infotainment system as well. The dashboard will be designed horizontally rather than vertically, which will increase the visual width of the cabin. With the new platform, the boot space will also grow in size.
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