2017 Audi Q3 Concept – Release Date, News and Rumors

The 2017 Audi Q3 is the perfect illustration of how a smooth ride quality and luxurious interior design ought to be. Besides setting the benchmark on the two, it also offers ample cargo volume for its class. The Audi Q3 2017 is a must drive for anyone shopping in this segment. The Audi Q3 release date should be expected sometime this fall. At least according to various rumors going round.

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The Audi Q3 interior, as you’d expect from a luxurious SUV, is comfortable, quiet, made of high-quality materials, and is awash with many standard features than you’d possibly need. Well, the following Audi Q3 review is meant to update you on most things about the latest model, so seat back and enjoy.

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Its bigger sibling has been crashing it for years, and therefore the same should probably be expected for its smaller sibling – the Q3. It is a compelling vehicle that has been able to stand out from its class despite having a plethora of foes hot on its heels. Just like before, it comes with an enviable interior quality. What of its serenity, or its compliant ride quality? – It has plenty of these too.

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True, the Audi Q3 is updated and reeks of luxury, however, it comes a bit short in terms of freshness. This is clearly manifested on its infotainment system which is rather dated in comparison to its rivals. Other downsides include mediocre fuel economy ratings, and it may not be the best option in its class for those looking for a dynamic performance.

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As such, it’d be prudent to check its alternatives first before making a decision. Some other options include the BMW X1, Lexus NX 200t, and the Mini Countryman.

2017 Audi Q3 Review of Trims

Two trims are offered for the five-passenger 2017 Audi Q3: Prestige and Premium Plus. The two are offered with either a choice of a FWD or an AWD system.

2017 Audi Q3 Interior & Exterior Changes

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Some of the standard accessories available for the Audi Q3 Premium Plus model include automatic wipers and headlights, automatic dual-zone climate control, xenon headlights, eighteen-inch wheels, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, roof rails, LED taillights and running lights, Bluetooth connectivity, a 10-speaker sound system, keyless entry and ignition, a panoramic sunroof, Audi’s propriety digital music interface, a seven-inch display, satellite and HD radio, a folding rear seat, front and rear parking sensors, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and a rearview camera.

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Options available include a color trip computer, a navigation system, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, and a leather upholstery.

The Audi Q3 Prestige models starts with features such as tailgate sill plates, a power-folding exterior mirror, “S” line styling cues, nineteen-inch wheels, heated exterior mirrors, LED headlights, stainless-steel doors, and a fourteen-speaker Bose audio system.

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Options available for the Audi Q3 Prestige 2017 include front sport seats, a black cloth headliner, an extendable thigh support, paddle shifters, adjustable drive modes, and paddle shifters.

2017 Audi Q3 Concept cargo space

2017 Audi Q3 Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the Audi Q3 2017 is a 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine rated at 200 hp and 207 lbs. ft. of torque. Transmission pairing is through the six-speed automatic. A choice of either a FWD or an AWD system is also offered.

The 2017 Audi Q3 0-60 mph is rated at 8.0 seconds with the Quattro.

2017 Audi Q3 Concept engine

When it comes to the fuel economy ratings, Audi says the Q3 Quattro should be able to check in at 20/28/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 20/29/23 mpg with the FWD system.

Some of the safety systems available for occupant safety include front and rear parking sensors, front-side airbags, stability and traction control, a blind-spot monitor, side curtain airbags, and a rearview camera.

2017 Audi Q3 Release Date & Price

2017 Audi Q3 Concept release date

Rumors allege the new Audi Q3 2017 is slated for sale this fall. Although pricing is yet to be announced, we expect the base model to retail at around $33,700.

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2017 Audi S8 Plus – Release Date, News and Rumors

The new 2017 Audi S8 Plus is the ultimate expression of luxury, performance, and design. As the regular A8, the new S8 provides an incredibly well-sorted handling, seductive luxury, and a thrilling turbocharged V8 engine. Furthermore, it comes with a standard all-wheel drive system, cutting-edge technology features, and a superbly-built cabin. The Audi S8 Plus 2017 release date is set for this fall according to at least a couple of credible sources.

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The capability of the 2017 Audi S8 Plus is well characterized by its ability to outrun a Corvette – any Corvette for that matter for a run to 60 mph mark. More can be said about its whisper-quiet ride quality that is akin to that of the sedate A8.

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What’s even more, the S8 comes with a feisty engine that can generate an output of around 605 horsepower. This motivation that enables it grab attention at the racetrack comes from a twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine lurking beneath its hood. Paring is by the standard eight-speed automatic and an all-wheel drive system. Add military-grade steering precision and adjustable air springs and dampers, and you’ve got yourself a large sedan that is all-rounded and can enthrall even the most vocal cynic.

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What of the 2017 Audi S8 Plus interior? You ask. Well should a really answer that! Similar to the A8 from which it is based, comes with an excellent cabin design. Here, you get to experience expert craftsmanship judging from the extensive top-grade materials extensively used. Thanks to features like memory and massage functions, heated and ventilated front seats, and adjustable front seats, the Audi S8 interior is perhaps one of the finest interiors in the entire automotive world.

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Furthermore, technophiles will find the Audi’s MMI interface a necessary boon. It comes with a slick knob-based control layout and a high-resolution screen controlled by the interface. Getting your way around the controls is simple even for people who are often more than not beleaguered by smartphone apps.

2017 Audi S8 Plus exterior, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

Even with the Audi S8 arguably setting the benchmark in its class, there are still rivals nipping its heels perhaps trying to challenge its audacity. Some of these include the Porsche Panamera, Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, Mercedes S63 AMG 4Matic, and Jaguar XJR sedan.

2017 Audi S8 Plus Interior & Exterior Changes

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Its offered in a well-equipped trim model that features standard accessories such as 21” alloy wheels, a top-view parking camera, full LED exterior lighting, automatic headlights, automatic climate control (four-zone), a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a sunroof, front and rear parking camera, a power rear side and rear window sunshades, diamond-stitched leather upholstery, power-folding mirrors, automatic high-beam control, windshield wipers, keyless entry and ignition, and heated and ventilated front seats. Also, the Audi Drive Select allows the user to alter transmission, throttle, weight, and suspension calibrations.

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Infotainment features available include a heads-up display, a seven-inch display screen, HD and satellite radio, a navigation system, handwriting-recognition technology, a DVD player, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, Bluetooth connectivity, a 630-watt Bose surround-sound system, emergency communications system, secondary automatic braking, and a CD player.

2017 Audi S8 Plus interior, leather back seats

Options bundled by the Driver Assistance, Pre-Sense Plus, Dynamic and Audi Design Selection packages come with features such as automatic pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, a sport exhaust, standard leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, a more advanced collision mitigation system, unique trim elements, heated rear seats, and active lane-keeping assist.

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Standalone options are also available as well, but the contents will be available for all during its release date, as Audi is yet to make the contents public yet.

2017 Audi S8 Plus Engine Specs

2017 Audi S8 Plus engine

Beneath the hood of the Audi S8 Plus 2017 is a 4.0L twin-turbocharged engine good for 605 horsepower and 517 lbs. ft. of torque. As mentioned earlier, it comes hitched to an eight-speed automatic and an all-wheel drive system.

2017 Audi S8 Plus 0-60 mph takes around 3.6 seconds. Fuel economy stands at 16/26/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Audi S8 Plus USA Release Date & Price

2017 Audi S8 Plus release date

Rumors allege the new vehicle will likely go for sake sometime this fall as a 2017 year model. The Audi S8 sedan price is expected to start from an MSRP of around $114,900.

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The 2019 Audi A4 to be Unveiled in Detroit

The newest 2019 Audi A4 will be officially unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show. But it is still not completely clear what the model brings . Luckily we have managed to find out all sorts of leaked information related to this model.

All in all, the next generation A4 is going to continue the line of rebuilding. Furthermore, their approach remains evolutionary and not at all revolutionary. The usual way of updating that Audi has is to always left you with only two possible choices. Either you love it or you hate it. The same will go for the upcoming A4 vehicle.

The newest 2019 Audi A4 is certainly a car which you will either love or hate. If you have expected it to be a revolutionary model that will account for many new exasperating changes, then you will not like it so much.

On the other hand if you are a fan of a more subdued update, than the A4 is the vehicle for you. Audi continues in the same manner. That means making changes suitable for an update rather than a new generation model. The vehicle is still very much suitable and looks good as it updates in just the right places.

The 2019 Audi A4 Interior Updates

The interior of the car is where the most changes happen. They have updated the infotainment and also added new, modern gadgets while also dealing with the comfort of the car. The important factor is that the interior has gained a lot more changes than the exterior. It has made this car one of the more comfortable Audi models. And that is speaking a lot.

The interior will also benefit from the dimensions growth as the model will feature a lot more interior space. The exterior, on the other hand, will merely have any updates. It will simply add some sharper corners. This will make the model a bit more aggressive. And with the new shape, it will be a bit more imposing as well.

As far as the powertrain goes, the 2019 Audi A4 will feature the standard slew of engines. This will give you a lot of versatility. But we are still not sure which engines will crossover to the American market. All of them are going to be available for the Euro versions. But there might be a separate one offered for the US fans.

All in all, the release date will probably be unveiled along with the car in Detroit. Nevertheless, we have managed to make a review beforehand to get you ready for the unveiling.

When is the Release Date of the 2019 Audi A4 Expected?

The latest news about the 2019 Audi A4 states that the model is going to be unveiled at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show.  But some sources have unveiled the possible release date by mistake. And it appears that we are looking at a release in 2018.

More precisely the model will gain its release somewhere around the second or third quarter of the year. Maybe even somewhere in between. All in all, the company will make it clear in Detroit. We expect some other announcements then as well.

2019 Audi A4 Price Details

They revealed pricing for the 2019 Audi A4 and all of the three trims with all of the shifting options will become available once the release date is established. The new generation models will get a minor tweak compared to the outgoing version. But it is still an acceptable increase when we look at it.

The FWD S tronic models start with the Premium priced $36,000, the Premium Plus is $39,200 and the Prestige is offered for $45,500. Models equipped with a Quattro S tronic will be offered for $40,500 for the Premium, $43,700 for the Premium Plus and $50,000 for the Prestige. Lastly, the Quattro manual models are sold for $40,500 Premium, $43,700 Premium Plus and $50,000 Prestige.

The Design of the 2019 Audi A4

The 2019 Audi A4 is instantly recognizable as an A4 model. This is mainly thanks to the scarce redesign of the exterior. But it is not a bad thing. In fact, this is the successful formula that Audi has been following in recent years. The shape may have not changed, but the model is coming with some sharper angles and lines. This is the way the recent Q7 and R8 models have been made. Besides making this model larger, they also help it get better aero. This will ultimately lower the drag coefficient to 0.23.

The front end of the car got some new and fresh looking headlamps to go along with the new grille which is also the part of the new car. The grille and the lights look shorter while the headlamps got a different kind of a pattern which extends towards the fenders. The newly made hood combines with the mentioned elements and make the whole thing more aggressive.

The 2019 Audi A4 Rear Updates

The rear has also been updated in a similar manner as the bumper is updated and changed and the taillights also getting a similar treatment as the front ones. The bumper is shorter and the trunk lid is slimmer and helps make the rear end look significantly bolder. Even with some changes to the side skirts, the profile of the car has remained almost identical to the outgoing car.

Besides thigs model, they have also been updating the Avant A4 car. It will differ from the base version by adding the same style updates but making the roof feel much sportier. The wagon version is not going to be able to have the same kind of aerodynamic parameters as the sedan did but will manage to get to around 0.26.

The Avant will also add LED and matrix LED headlamps which are offered as optional for both versions of the 2019 Audi A4 car. Maybe the changes are not as spectacular as you have expected them to be but they will do the trick.

Interior Modifications and Changes

The interior of the 2019 Audi A4 is where all the action happened. In fact, this is where the designers made much effort to refresh the car which has been looking very much dated, compared to the Mercedes moles, for example. They did keep a familiar layout that Audi cars are known for but they managed to make the dash and the center stack much cleaner. The infotainment controls are closer to the center stack and the biggest changes is the addition of a 8.3-inch color display.

The designers also took some cues from the Audi Prologue concept and fitted them inside the A4 vehicle. Namely the steering wheel has been transferred from there and also the MMI controls. The shifter is the same as in the A8 model and the controls are brought down so they could be reached easily. Also the changes have been made for the door panels as the added material makes things a lot more smoother and premium looking. The tactically positioned aluminum inserts are very helpful in achieving this.

Thanks to the improved dimensions, the interior of the 2019 Audi A4 has class leading roominess. It boasts the longest cabin out of all sedans in the segment and also offers plenty of shoulder room as well.

Some standard new features are added LED lighting on the inside with new atmosphere color choices, a new interface for the automatic climate control and lightweight seats. Included this time is navigation, WiFi, LTE connectivity touch capability, and free-text search function. There are also optional head up display features as well as Audi’s virtual cockpit which you may choose and add here.

Drivetrain Improvements and Specs for the 2019 Audi A4

The improved engine lineup will certainly benefit the 2019 Audi A4 car. The Euro version will still have a choice of three gasoline and four diesel engines. The starting model is a 1.4-liter TFSI which makes 148 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Then comes the 2.0-liter TFSI which is available in two variants either making 187 horses and 236 pound-feet or 248 horsepower and 273 pound-feet.

Then come the diesel options with the 2.0-liter four-banger and a 3.0-liter V-6 ones. There are two variants of the four-cylinder version and it makes 148 horsepower and 236 pound-feet or 184 horsepower and 295 pound-feet. The V-6 model can generate 215 horsepower and 295 pound-feet or 268 horses and 443 pound-feet, depending the version as well.

For now there are no mentions about which model is going to be untitled in America, since the release date in the US is a bit further away, but our bet is that it will come with a 2.0 TFSI or the 2.0 TDI one.

Finally, the transmission choices will come to S tronic, Tiptronic and manual gearboxes and the S tronic transmission is available for the front-wheel-drive models.

0-60 mph and Top Speed

With the improvements made to the engines of the 2019 Audio A4 come some improved specs in regards to acceleration. The model is now capable of reaching 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds approximately, while the top speed is limited to 130 mph.

Fuel Economy Improvements and Stats

There are no exact details to confirm the fuel efficiency of the 2019 Audi A4 for now. Especially for the American market models. As far as some recently announcements said, the 2.0-liter TFSI is supposed to return with a 49 mpg on the highway. They are adding a new consumption method for it. The smaller 1.4 TFSI will probably make 48 mpg. And the 2.0 TDI, is going to have a 21% improvement compared to before, which comes to 63.6 mpg. The exact details will probably drop after the showcasing in Detroit.

Changes in the Dimensions

The size of the 2019 Audi A4 has been updated and it will gain more roominess on the inside making the whole setup even nicer. The length of the car has grown a whole inch, amounting to a total of 186.1 Inches.

The wheelbase added 0.6 inches which will amount to 111 Inches in total. The height is the part which has been left intact and will remain at 56.2 Inches and the width 72.5 Inches. The changes made will also affect the weight of the car and will help it decrease 33.1 pounds. This is going to help the car perform better. It will also gain improved fuel economy which will be paramount in dealing with the rivaling cars.

Safety Measures for the 2019 Audi A4

Safety is still an important part of the 2019 Audi A4. But details about the improvements are still not available. The most that we have been hoping to get is that they are going to transfer current roster of equipment with some appropriate improvements as well.

Autonomous driving features are rumored to be added here and they may be one of the innovations that Audi cars are going to have in the future. This is a prosperous car which might benefit from adding those and it will certainly help having it. The newest safety equipment will be made public soon.

What About Other Cars in the Segment?

Even with a smallish upgrade to the 2019 Audi A4, this car still remains a contender. But the cars that are featured here are used to the high level of competition which this segment demands.

So models like Cadillac ATS and the Mercedes Benz C-Class. The featured German competitors are going to represent the main focus in the segment like they always do. So needed improvements for the A4 were perhaps plentiful. But even with this kind of an offer, we see the car as a tight competitor in the segment. It is also a vehicle which will oppose these models in a very strong way.