Audi Q2 (2016–)

Model History

March 2016

Audi Q2 launched

Five different engines for UK. 1.0-litre three-cylinder TFSI, 1.4 litre four cylinder TFSI (2.0 litre TFSI from 2017); 1.6 and 2.0 litre TDI with outputs of 116PS and 150PS. Six-speed manual transmission or 7-speed S tronic. Quattro standard with 2.0 TFSI and optional with 150PS TDI.

4,190mm long x 1,790mm wide x 1,510mm high on a 2,600mm wheelbase with short overhangs.

Load area of 405 to 1050 litres. Optional power tailgate and a three-way split rear bench backrest with cargo through-loading.

The Q2 is comes with a standard MMI screen that is positioned high on the instrument panel. The infotainment system can be operated by a rotary/push-button control and two buttons on the centre tunnel. When MMI navigation plus with MMI touch is ordered, the user also gets a touchpad on the central control element. In addition, the system can be conveniently controlled by natural language operation and the integrated MMI search.

Many equipment packages, exterior colours and expressive colours for interior trim and seat upholstery allow plenty of creative space for personal configuration. One option is the LED lighting package, in which the interior is staged in a particularly attractive way with illuminated trim elements. Newly designed 17-inch alloy wheels are fitted as standard, and can be optionally increased to 19 inches upon request.

June 2016

Audi announced prices for Q2

The Q2 in the UK comes with an initial choice of two four-cylinder engines - the 1.6 TDI with 115PS and the Cylinder-on-Demand 1.4 TFSI with 150PS. A three-cylinder 1.0 TFSI with 115PS and a four-cylinder 2.0 TDI with 150PS are available from later in 2016.

As an alternative to the six-speed manual transmission, Audi will also offer the S tronic dual wet clutch transmission with seven speeds for all engines bar the 1.0 TFSI (standard for the 2.0 TDI). From mid-2017 a 2.0 TFSI petrol engine allied exclusively to quattro all-wheel-drive and S tronic transmission is introduced, and it is possible to combine the 150PS TDI and TFSI engines with quattro drive.

An exclusive Q2 design feature is the contrasting blade on the C-pillars. On SE it is finished in Manhattan grey, in Ice silver on Sport and matt Titanium grey for S line models. All of these colours are optionally interchangeable and Ibis white is also separately available.

Model

Specification

Transmission

OTR pricing

Q2 1.0 TFSI (115PS)

SE

6-speed manual

£20,230

Q2 1.0 TFSI (115PS)

Sport

6-speed manual

£21,780

Q2 1.4 TFSI CoD (150PS)

SE

6-speed manual

£22,380

7-speed S tronic

£23,930

Q2 1.4 TFSI CoD (150PS)

Sport

6-speed manual

£23,930

7-speed S tronic

£25,480

Q2 1.4 TFSI CoD (150PS)

S line

6-speed manual

£26,180

7-speed S tronic

£27,730

Q2 1.6 TDI (115PS)

SE

6-speed manual

£22,480

7-speed S tronic

£24,030

Q2 1.6 TDI (115PS)

Sport

6-speed manual

£24,030

7-speed S tronic

£25,580

Q2 1.6 TDI (115PS)

S line

6-speed manual

£26,280

7-speed S tronic

£27,830

Q2 2.0 TDI (150PS)

Sport

7-speed S tronic

£26,930

Q2 2.0 TDI (150PS)

S line

7-speed S tronic

£29,180

Q2 2.0 TDI quattro (150PS)

Sport

7-speed S tronic

£28,360

Q2 2.0 TDI quattro (150PS)

S line

7-speed S tronic

£30,610

August 2016

Audi Q2 went on sale

Includes the range-topping Edition #1 model separately available to order from September 2016, priced from £31,170 (TBC). Q2 1.0 TFSI not available until 2017.

Edition #1 available to order in conjunction with 1.4 TFSI and 2.0 TDI engines. Comes with unique Quantum grey paint, LED lights, Amaretto brown interior highlights, illuminated inlays, contrasting Manhattan grey lower body parts, Audi virtual cockpit, Audi Phone Box wireless charging, Bang & Olufsen sound system and a head-up display optionally available, adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go and Traffic Jam Assist, Audi Active Lane Assist, cross-traffic assist rear and emergency assist.

The Q2 is available with a variety of transmissions depending on the engine installed: a six-speed manual transmission and two versions of a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The manual transmission is standard with the 1.0 TFSI, the 1.4 TFSI with COD, the 1.6 TDI and the 2.0 TDI with 110 kW (150 hp). It features short, precise shifting, and a magnesium case reduces its weight. The seven-speed S tronic is also available for these engines; the top TDI and the 2.0 TFSI have it as standard equipment. With all transmissions, the close-ratio lower gears provide for powerful acceleration. The wide ratio of each transmission’s highest gear reduces engine speed and with it fuel consumption.

Two versions of the seven-speed S tronic are used. Engines with up to 85 kW (116 hp) are paired with the DQ200 7 speed S tronic that weighs just 70 kilograms (154.3 lb). Its two clutches run dry. The top engines with torque ratings of 320 Nm (236.0 lb-ft) and above are paired with a newly developed DQ500 S tronic in which the clutches run in an oil bath. The fluid and filter of this transmission need replacing every 4 years.

The seven gears of the new dual-clutch transmission allow a wide spread of 8.7. The changes in engine speed between gears remain relatively small, allowing the engine to always run close its ideal operating point.

Specification

Engine

Transmission

OTR pricing

Edition #1

1.4 TFSI CoD 150PS

6-speed manual

£31,170

1.4 TFSI CoD 150PS

7-speed S tronic

£32,720

2.0 TDI

7-speed S tronic

TBC

2.0 TDI quattro

7-speed S tronic

£35,730

August 2017

Q2 with 2.0 TFSI quattro launched

Offered as an alternative to the 150PS 2.0 TDI quattro model which was introduced late 2016, the Q2 2.0 TFSI quattro 190PS S tronic is now available in S line and Edition #1 specification.

The new 2.0 TFSI produces the highest power output currently available in a Q2, facilitating acceleration to 62mph from rest in 6.5 seconds - the fastest sprint time in the range. Top speed also reaches an impressive 141mph.

September 2018

Audi SQ2 revealed

Powered by a 2.0 TFSI engine with 300PS, the SQ2 has S sports suspension and quattro all-wheel-drive which enables 0 to 62mph acceleration in 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 155mph. Seven-speed wet clutch DQ500 S tronic gearbox is standard.

With a more dynamic setup than the system on which it is based, the S sports suspension lowers the body by 20 millimetres. The power assistance of the standard progressive steering has an S-specific characteristic. Its rack is specially geared so that the boost ratio changes the further the wheel is turned – the greater the steering angle, the more direct the ratio. This improves agility when manoeuvring, in urban traffic and in tight bends.

Eight upright double bars divide the large, octagonal Singleframe grille. A front splitter joins the outermost edges of the two dominating air inlets to underscore the full width of the SQ2 front end. The standard LED headlights and LED rear lights with dynamic indicators radiate a characteristic, arrow-shaped light signature.

The standard Audi drive select dynamic handling system lets the driver choose between the profiles auto, comfort, dynamic, efficiency and individual. It uses these profiles to manage the character of the steering, the seven-speed S tronic and additional systems. A button allows the driver to set the Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC) to off-road mode or turn it off entirely. Hold assist is available as an option.

The range of wheels available from Audi and Audi Sport offers a choice of ten designs and sizes. 18-inch alloy wheels with size 235/45 tyres are standard; 19-inch wheels with size 235/40 tyres are available as an option The large brakes measure 340 millimetres in diameter up front and 310 millimetres in the rear. They are particularly durable, and their calipers – optionally painted red rather than black – have S badges.

February 2019

Audi announces new Black Edition models

Black Edition specification brings larger 19-inch or 20-inch (depending on model) alloy wheels in gloss black, a black styling pack adding a Matt Titanium Black or Gloss Titanium Black finish to components such as the Single Frame grille surround, air inlets, rear diffuser and door mirror housings, plus darkened rear privacy glass. Inside, decorative inlays receive the same darkening treatment and the addition of a flat-bottomed multi-function steering wheel emphasises the more sporting slant.

The Audi Q2 Black Edition starts at £29,895.

What does a Audi Q2 (2016) cost?

List Price from £22,725
Buy new from £20,344
Contract hire from £228.31 per month