Audi of America has announced pricing details for the 2015MY Q3 which begins at $32,500, without taking into account the additional $925 destination charges. The compact crossover is $1,200 more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz GLA but comes with a generous list of standard equipment such as xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, panoramic glass sunroof, leather upholstery, 60:40 folding rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and 12-way power & heated front seats. For more money clients can opt for a 14-speaker Bose Surround Sound System, power liftgate and a MMI Navigation plus system featuring a seven-inch display.
There’s also an optional Sport package encompassing shift paddles, sport seats and Audi drive select system. Under the hood there’s a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine outputting 200 bhp (149 kW) and a maximum torque of 280 Nm (207 lb-ft). It works together with a 6-speed Tiptronic gearbox that can be linked to an optional quattro AWD system for those willing to pay an extra $2,100.