Audi Q2 1.0 TFSI S Tronic Review
Different But Not Less

clifford chow
25 Oct 2017
 

a stretched out boot lid design, gives the compact car a sense of girth

The 1.4 litre was certainly a gem to drive. We loved how Audi had ensured fuel saving technology, like coasting and cylinder cancellation made the 1.4 Q2 such an attractive buy. Revealed back during the motor show, the #Untaggable car certainly delivered on styling and customisable styling quirks.

But currently going for about $170k, the 1.4 might be quite an expensive pill to swallow, and Audi has also launched an even more frugal 1.0 to go easier on the pocket.

Exterior

With its chunky styling, the Q2 certainly stands out, in a time when cars are a little rounder. A very large front grille with a silver surround, and angular headlamps with LED lighting forms the face, together with intakes sited below the lights.

Origami side styling might not be to everyone’s taste, but a company used to producing cars which are more right-of-field in terms of styling. This is certainly a refreshing change.

Spaced out rear tail lamps which house Audi’s signature but very tiny dynamic turn indicators, and a stretched out boot lid design, gives the compact car a sense of girth.

Adding to the off-road inspired look of the Q2, there is black plastic trim surrounding the car, and black plastic wheel arch guards.  One thing that the black guards around those arches do visually though, is they do not help those 16” rims with 60 series tyres, making them look even smaller than they really are.


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Engine

Engine Capacity 999cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Power 116bhp @ 5000rpm
Torque 200Nm @ 2000rpm
Power to Weight 90.6 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 10.7s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 190 km/h

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 7 -speed 7-speed S tronic transmission
Drive Type FF
Steering Electric

Measurements

Body Type SUV
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4191 x 1794 x 1508) mm
Wheelbase 2595 mm
Turning Circle 11.1 metres
Kerb Weight 1280 kg
Boot Capacity (folded) 1050 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs