We have already taken a look at the upcoming Audi Q3 in our article named What can we expect from the Audi Q3?” on the 19th September.

In our article today we take a look at the Audi Q3 2.0 TDI Quattro SE, one of the four variants available to us in the UK. It will be the more powerful out of the two TDI turbo diesels offered.

More advanced features

The car will be able to achieve 175 BHP, which is quite a bit more powerful than the other TDI engine which produces just 138 BHP. The car also comes with a more advanced driving system, with it containing a seven speed twin clutch semi automatic S tronic transmission. Audi’s famous Quattro four wheel drive system is also included. Unfortunately the other diesel option doesn’t include any of these options. Those features certainly come in handy as the car’s sizeable frame needs that extra push when caught in difficult situations, especially off the road.

Some expert reviews have said that the car’s S Tronic gearbox compliment the car superbly. The gearbox allows slow gear changes when pulling off but speeds up once the vehicle is gathering pace.

Not so good in snow

One review that we had come across said that the SUV surprisingly doesn’t drive too well in the snow. They claimed that the car slides across the surface rather than gripping the road.

Great handling on dry roads

On the other hand, in normal conditions the car is said to perform wonderfully. The handling is superb as you would expect from almost every single Audi model. The comfort inside is immense leaving many not complaining of the ride. The back has enough space for even the tallest of adults as the 2.0 TDI Quattro SE has a considerable amount of headroom.


The car is also very practical with storage space measuring between 460 litres and 1365 litres. The extension of storage space is made possible through the car’s flexibility of its seating system. When comparing the car to the BMW X1 in terms of practically, the 2.0 TDI Quattro SE beats it hands down.

However great the Audi Q3 2.0 TDI Quattro SE is, we still believe that the car may lack in certain features when compared to the Range Rover Evoque.