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Now that the engine has been spec'd anyone have ideas on why/how Audi came to this version? Seems it's at least a generation or two or even 3 (I suspect a K03 turbo ca. 2007) behind to me.

I suppose it was based on cost - trying to get the base price down, far enough away from the Q5. Btw, if I built my car in Germany (via Audi.de) with otherwise normal (2.0 TFSI 211 PS, S-tronic) and then similar options, my $42K car here would cost 52K€, or about $60K+ :eek:

Still would like to have the latest TFSI and DSG though...
 

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The engine is supposed to be underrated a bit -- it dynos at more like 220hp in the older A3.
I agree - the TT feels stronger than 211, so I am hopeful the Q3 will too - then there's always a tune >:D
Just found out from Audi Tech Intro for the Q3, the Tiptronic IS just for us, as apparently Audi feels that Americans are not 'sporty' enough for the DSG :eek: or that WE (who??) think the DSG is too rough - WTF?
 

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Got to love tunes. plus german cars seem to have tons of locked power that tunes act as the magic key to unlock.
 
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