Audi Australia has announced a new powertrain option for its smallest SUV, the Q2, adding the 2.0 TFSI with quattro all-wheel drive. It becomes the quickest and most powerful Q2 on the market.
Joining the 1.4 TFSI Design front-wheel drive petrol and the Q2 2.0 TDI Sport quattro all-wheel drive diesel, the new 2.0 TFSI Sport comes with a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol producing 140kW and 320Nm. This is sent through a dual-clutch auto transmission as standard.
Across the common 0-100km/h sprint the new version takes a claimed 6.5 seconds. This makes it a lot quicker than the otherwise most powerful variant, the 2.0 TDI, with its 110kW/340Nm output and a PD-tested time of 9.25 seconds (factory claim 8.7 seconds).
Despite the exciting performance the 2.0 TFSI Sport offers an official fuel consumption average of 6.5L/100km, which is excellent considering the straight-line capability and the weight, and power delivery load of all-wheel drive.
The new model comes in as the mid-spec variant in terms of price, but it comes with pretty much everything that’s offered in the 2.0 TDI Sport. As standard buyers get the cool dynamic LED rear indicators, MMI navigation with Audi Connect, a rear-view camera, dual-zone climate-control, and a power-operated tailgate.
There’s also 18-inch alloy wheels, contrasting black C-pillar blade, and a 355L boot that’s expandable to 1050L with the rear seats folded down. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster is optional, as is the customisable LED interior lighting package.
Audi Australia says the 2018 lineup is on sale now, with prices starting from the following (excluding on-road costs):
2018 Audi Q2 Design 1.4 TFSI S tronic (110kW) – $41,800
2018 Audi Q2 Sport 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic (140kW) – $48,500
2018 Audi Q2 Sport 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic (110kW) – $49,100