The Audi A3 Cabriolet is the drop-top version of the A3 saloon with its main rivals being the BMW 2 Series Convertible and the VW Golf Cabriolet. The new Audi A3 Cabriolet is a four-seater with excellent space for those in the front, but the rear seats offer limited space for passengers. The interior fitments and interior finish are impeccable and more luxurious than those in a VW Golf Cabriolet. The Audi A3 Cabriolet is fitted with fabric roof and has larger boot space. The folding fabric roof can be lowered in just 18 seconds at speeds of up to 50 kmh. Another benefit of the Audi A3 is the great range of engines it brings. One has a choice of a very frugal 1.6-litre diesel to an impressively fast 2.0-litre petrol in the S3 Cabriolet. Being a premium convertible, the Audi gets plenty of equipment as standard. Entry-level cars come with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, DAB digital radio for the eight-speaker stereo and air-conditioning. All A3 Cabriolets come with a 5.8-inch display screen, alloy wheels, and Bluetooth phone connectivity The Audi A3 Cabriolet is a competent performer and has great interior features. The Audi A3 is rated highly by owners and safety in the cabriolet has been bolstered to make up for the lack of a metal roof What some international motoring websites say: 1. Auto Express “The Audi A3 Cabriolet is bigger than ever and better to drive, but it's expensive." 2. Evo "The Audi A3 Cabriolet. It's the second iteration of the littlest drop-top Audi, and compared to its slightly humpbacked predecessor, it's a more elegant-looking proposition”
The Audi A4 is fitted with a 2.0 litre turbo-charged 4-cylinder engine and is front-wheel driven with Audi's Quattro-All-Wheel-Drive system, and is available in a six-speed manual transmission as well as an eight-speed automatic. Audi's mid-size A4 is available as a luxury sedan, a wagon (the Allroad) and the much sportier S4. The current A4 has been on the market since 2009 but a 2016-revamp helps it compete even better with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac ATS, BMW 3-Series and the Infiniti Q50. The Audi A4 family of vehicles is more than just the A4 sedan; it also includes the hotter S4 edition; the Allroad wagon, which is spun off from the formerly available A4 Avant wagon; and the A5, S5, and RS 5 coupes and convertibles, which share some running gear. It also counts the Q5 compact crossover as a distant relative. Comments from International Motoring Websites 1. "The Audi A4 is a small sedan tasked with being all things to all people. For those seeking luxury, it has a plush interior and a comfortable ride; for tech-focused customers, it offers the latest connectivity and safety technologies; and for enthusiasts, it boasts well-tuned steering and tight handling, though the truly performance-minded will want to check out the more powerful S4 model." -- Left Lane News 2. "Whether you're looking for a modestly priced luxury sedan or a not-so-modestly priced performance machine, the 2016 Audi A4 and S4 sedans offer a wide range of models and pricing. Audi's interior designs will take your breath away, as will the dizzying array of high-tech options." -- Kelley Blue Book 3. "There are plenty of choices for small luxury sedans, but the 2015 Audi A4's sophisticated blend of attributes makes it hard to beat." -- Edmunds (2015) 4. "The seats are comfortable, the performance is exhilarating and all of the technology really does come into play and make you feel like you could drive on and on." -- Road and Track (2013)
The new Audi RS4 Avant is super performance estate in the Audi range, and is fitted with a 4.2-litre V8 engine, Audi's famous Quattro 4-Wheel-system as well as a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox. The RS4 Avant is considered as the 'flagship model' of the Audi range The 4.2-litre V8 produces 443bhp and is the fastest as well as being the most powerful Audi RS4 available and is capable sprinting form 0-100 kmh in 4.7 seconds achieving a top speed of 280 kmh. The Avant's 'launch control' system provides superior traction and a quicker getaway. Under the skin, the RS4 Avant shares much of its components with the RS5. The 4.2-litre V8 engine proves that Audi can most definitely duel with BMW's M division when it comes to high-revving engines, an objective rendered futile by M's embracing of turbo-charged engines. Throttle response is extremely quick even at low rpm, and the power develops in an absolutely linear manner and the sound of the engine is intoxicating, silky, and there's a brief and vicious bark on downshifts. Incorporated into the RS4 design are 'flared arches' and with strategically placed air intakes, with a twin-oval exhaust pipe and roof spoiler for the rear. The sporty design continues internally with padded/supportive sports seats and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. The RS4 Avant's only direct rival is the new generation BMW M3 sedan and the RS4's 4.2 litre engine is mated to either a standard six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed M Double Clutch transmission and is capable of sprinting to 0-100 kmh just 3.9 seconds with the seven-speed transmission or 4.1 seconds with the manual version. Driving the RS4 Avant is most impressive and its ride quality is impressionable even on the hardest setting. It's is low but comfortable with room for five at a pinch and a large load space down the back. The auto tailgate is as handy as the featured radar cruise control and convenience key that unlocks the car at a touch of the door handle. You can start the car using the dash button while keeping the key in your pocket. Inside, the Audi RS4 Avant is nicely equipped, with a flat-bottom steering wheel and one of the industry's better navigation and telematics systems. The exterior treatment clearly conveys that the RS4 is the most powerful and assertive A4 variant—the RS adds huge air intakes up front, plus widened fenders.
The SQ5 is Audi's first venture into the growing high-performance SUV segment. The SQ5 is powered by a 3.0-litre TFSI V6 engine that it shares with the potent S4 sport sedan. The mill sends 354 horsepower and 346 lb-ft. of torque to all four wheels via an eight-speed tiptronic transmission and the latest generation of Audi's famed quattro all-wheel drive system. SQ5 is considered to be one of the top cars in the luxury compact crossover segment- providing the features of a luxury compact Crossover/SUV while providing sports car performance. The crossover sprints from zero to 100 kmh in 5.1 seconds and reaches a top speed that is electronically limited to 250 kmh. The TFSI's supercharger is mounted in between the cylinder banks and spun by a crankshaft-driven belt to almost 20,000 rpms. Two intercoolers keep the temperature in check even under the most extreme conditions. Torque vectoring, a sport-tuned suspension and upgraded brakes on all four corners help the 4,400-pound SQ5 provide the driver with a fun and sure-footed driving experience. The SQ5's Q5 roots are instantly recognizable but the super SUV gains a specific radiator grille adorned by brushed aluminum trim and an aggressive body kit all around that consists of large air intakes integrated into the front bumper, side skirts and a discreet spoiler mounted on top of the hatch. 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped by low-profile tires and V6T badges on the fenders finish off the upmarket look. The Audi SQ5 builds upon the Audi Q5, with the SQ5 adding more refinement features and levels of performance not seen in the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, or BMW X3 family range. The range-topping Mercedes GLK350 is powered by a 3.5-litre V-6, and 302 hp; the BMW xDrive35i similarly gets 300 hp from its 3.0-litre V-6. Audi SQ5 cranks up power to 354 hp, and taking just 5.1 seconds to do the 0-100 kmh. The SQ5 is equipped with a supercharged 3.0-litre V-6 motor and its only engine option. Fitted with an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters sending power to all four wheels using Audi's 'quattro all-wheel drive system' The SQ5 offers a generous array of standard equipment. The Audi SQ5 is an increasingly popular luxury compact crossover that currently has no equal. Volkswagen Group's other brand, the Porsche Macan crossover, recently launched could be a serious contender in the sales department. If you're looking for compact crossover utility, but still long for the performance aspects of your sports car, the Audi SQ5 is an obvious choice.
The Audi Q3 is a compact premium SUV that competes with the likes of the BMW X1, Mercedes GLA, Range Rover Evoque and Volkswagen Tiguan The Audi feels the classiest of them all, though, thanks to its restrained styling and almost unmatched build quality. The engine line-up is straightforward, with an emphasis on diesel. There is a petrol engine -a turbocharged 1.4-litre with either manual or automatic transmission. The 2.0 litre diesel offers the best efficiency and pulling power. The Q3 isn't a proper off-roader, so Audi's quattro four-wheel drive system is there to provide extra grip on slippery roads. However, it does come at the expense of fuel economy. Equipment is generous, with even the basic SE having 17-inch alloy wheels, an infotainment system with a 6.5-inch display, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth phone connectivity, dual-zone climate control and rear parking sensors. At the other extreme, top-spec S line Plus brings front and rear parking assistance, 19-inch alloys, sat nav and leather seats. Add four-wheel drive and it's actually a lot of fun to drive. It's safe, too, with a five-star crash-test rating from Euro NCAP. What other Motoring Publications say: 1. Auto Express "Premium badge, classy interior and capable chassis, but conservative styling, pricey options and small model range." 2. Autocar "This Q3 brings top-quality mechanical refinement, laudable build quality, rich and impressive cabin materials and proper premium brand desirability to the market for small 4x4s." 3. What Car? "All engines in the Audi Q3 range are strong and refined, the ride is comfortable and the upmarket cabin is hard to fault." "If comfort and quality takes precedent over performance and involvement then this is your best choice."