Audi has added a new, more powerful petrol variant to its Q2 small SUV range for the 2018 model year.
The Q2 2.0 TFSI quattro Sport joins the 1.4 TFSI Design and diesel 2.0 TDI quattro Sport variants that launched in Australia in February.
It’s considerably more powerful than the 1.4 and offers improved handling with quattro all-wheel-drive grip and multilink suspension instead of the 1.4’s front-wheel-drive layout and simpler, cheaper torsion beam rear end.
The 2.0 TFSI’s 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine is taken from the Audi A3 and A4 range and delivers 140kW and 320Nm. That’s 30kW/70Nm more than the 1.4 TFSI, with the larger engine shaving 2.0 seconds off the smaller engine’s 6.5 secs 0-100km/h time.
Fuel economy for the 2.0-litre engine is officially rated 6.5L/100km, which is 1.5L/100km more than the 1.4TFSI uses, but still pretty reasonable considering the bigger engine’s output.
Aesthetically, little separates the 2.0 TFSI from the other Q2 models beyond the badge, with the polygon design language evident everywhere from the grille to the chiselled shoulder line.
The interior is spacious and well finished, with soft-touch finishes highlighted by a metallic strip along the dashboard available in a choice of colours.
Each Audi Q2 model shares a seven-speed “S Tronic” dual-clutch automatic transmission as standard as well as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), a seven-inch floating infotainment screen with satellite navigation, a more advanced parking system that includes a rear view camera, dual-zone climate control, leather-trimmed seats, auto-dimming rear-vision mirror and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Audi has also introduced LED headlights as standard across the Q2 range.
The 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TDI quattro models also gain an electric tailgate, sport seats, a lane-change monitor, and 18-inch alloys as standard equipment.
Each variant comes with one base specification grade. However, a range of optional packs offer extra creature comforts, driver assistance tech or sporty exterior trim. There are also individual options such as plusher seats, 19-inch alloy wheels and enhanced infotainment features.
The Q2 2.0 TFSI quattro Sport is on sale now.
2018 Audi Q2 pricing and packages*
- Q2 1.4 TFSI S design - $41,800
- Q2 2.0 TFSI quattro sport - $48,500
- Q2 2.0 TDI quattro sport - $49,100
*Before on-road costs
Assistance package - $1600 (1.4 TFSI) / $900 (2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TDI)
Comfort package - $1900
- Keyless entry/start
- Powered lumbar support
- Auto folding, dimming and heated door mirrors
- Heated front seats
- Storage and luggage compartment kit
S Line exterior package - $2500
- S Line bumpers front and rear
- S Line diffuser
- S Line logo, exterior
- Aluminium door sill trims
S Line sport interior package - $1500 (2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TDI only)
- 18-inch five-spoke Y design alloy wheels
- Sport suspension (10mm lower ride height)
- Alacantara/leather sports seats with S embossing
- Flat-bottom sports steering wheel with shift paddles
- Perforated leather gear knob
- Black headlining
- Matte brushed aluminium inlays
- Stainless steel pedals and footrest
- Illuminated door sill trims
Technik package - $2500
- Audi virtual cockpit
- MMI navigation plus
- Flat-bottomed sports steering wheel with shift paddles