By Stewart Smith on 2017-08-11 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
Petrol power for
Audi Q2 quattro
AUDI is broadening the appeal of its Q2 compact SUVwith the addition of a new version, notable not only as the most powerful in the range but also as the first petrol-powered model to be underpinned by quattro all-wheel-drive.
The new 2.0 TFSI is being offered as an alternative to the 150bhp 2.0 TDI diesel quattro model which was introduced late last year, and the new Q2 2.0 TFSI quattro 190bhp S tronic is now available in S line and Edition 1 specification.
It produces the highest power output currently available in a Q2, giving acceleration to 62mph from rest in 6.5 seconds - the fastest sprint time in the range. Top speed also reaches 141mph.
Fuel consumption for the S line is claimed at 44.8mpg on a combined run, producing CO2 emissions of 144g/km, and the Edition 1 model comes in at 44.2mpg and 146g/km.
Both are offered with a high grade of kit and luxury features including LED headlights, an LED interior lighting pack, S line interior and exterior styling cues, 18-inch alloy wheels, rear pillar blades in matt titanium grey and front sports seats, Audi smartphone interface, SD card-based MMI navigation and Audi connect infotainment service package, light and rain sensors and Audi drive select already fitted as standard to all Sport models and above.
On the inside the new models are furnished with leather sports seats, a multi-coloured LED interior lighting pack, and floor mats also sporting brown contrast stitching.
Prices for the new Q2s range from £31,760 to £36,750.
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