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On another thread I read, from what I view as reputable source, that the 2016 Q3 has approx. 20 more horsepower relative to 2015. Was this confirmed or published from Audi? I ask because we ordered a 2016 but the Audi site specs still say 200 HP same as 2015, at least here in Canada.

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Nope - it was just a rumor - along with the DSG (S-tronic for 2016) ...
 

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While the extra 20 HP would be nice, I would prefer the extra 50 ft. lbs of torque that comes with that engine!! 207 is a little low until you get the revs up.
 

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Thanks for clarifying that Roger.

Not that this is a big thing for us, we currently drive 100ish HP Fiesta's so relative to these 200 is a noticeable increase and will welcome it.

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On another thread I read, from what I view as reputable source, that the 2016 Q3 has approx. 20 more horsepower relative to 2015. Was this confirmed or published from Audi? I ask because we ordered a 2016 but the Audi site specs still say 200 HP same as 2015, at least here in Canada.

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Bob
No. It did not get bumped up by VAG.
But independent calibration on a dynamometer has shown that stock can be more than what VAG reports (2nd column):


There could be environmental factors - but this is certainly not the first time a German company has underrated the output. BMW is fairly notorious for this, as there has been several claims about their turbocharged four and six cylinder motors having more thrust than expected. Even the M5 is "conservatively" rated at 560 horses when some people have dyno it closer to 600HP.

And prevailing thought within the german car fan community is that: 'german horsepower being underrated' is because drivetrain loss is less than it was years ago. Better manufacturing, less resistance and less friction from modern components means the engine still makes the same, just more of it goes to the wheels
 
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