These days, it seems like every manufacturer has at least one Black Edition model and Audi is no different with their new Black Edition 2017 Q3.
We really can’t pinpoint when the trend started, but it has spread like wildfire; there’s 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition, Mazda3 Sport Black Edition, Volkswagen Scirocco Black Edition, etc. Even Bentley has one and Audi has joined the fray with their Q3.
Replacing the S Line Plus model, the Q3 Black Edition will come with a few standard upgrades including
Audi Music, Bluetooth connectivity, front and rear sensor parking control, dual zone climate control, rear privacy glass, and a Bose sound system. As for the cabin, Audi has added Piano Black inlays to the door trim panels, dash and gear shifter.
That’s pretty much it for the inside and there aren’t that many changes on the exterior besides a coat of paint.
There’ the grille surround and mesh which is finished in black, painted cladding around the wheel wells, front lip and side skirts. Other areas that received a coat of paint includes the roof rails, rear spoiler, and tail pipes.
Powering the Q3 Black Edition are two engine options.
One is a 148 horsepower, 1.4-liter gasoline engine that sends power to the front wheels via a six-speed manual or S-Tronic twin-clutch automatic transmission. It should accelerate the Q3 from 0-62 mph in around 8.9 seconds. The second powertrain is a 2.0-liter gasoline unit that pumps out 178 horsepower. This version is available in AWD configuration and can be paired with either transmission.
Notice that we haven’t mentioned the torque numbers, that’s because Audi hasn’t released them yet. Prices for the 2017 Q3 Black Edition has not been mentioned in their press release
either, so those of you interested still has a while to wait.