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17 October 2018: Is partial matting the most pointless customisation you can get on a Q2?

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Current mileage 4740
Claimed economy 52.3
Actual economy 43

There aren't too many pointless options on your average day-to-day cars these days. While the same can't be said about supercars or the options list of the super wealthy (I'm looking at you, Rolls-Royce umbrella), there aren't too many extras I actually scoff at.

Enter, partial matting on the Q2's carbon fibre rear (C) pillar. Audi is the first car manufacturer, as it proudly states, to offer this optional extra on a the Q2 #2 Special Edition, which adds extra standard kit and some special design features to the standard Q2.

The Audi R8 was the first Audi to feature partial matting, with the process being done by hand when it launched in 2016. It's automated now though, only taking about one minute to stick the thin plastic film onto the panel and then spray it with a fine powder of crushed glass. Fancy, eh?

The extra level of customisation means you can add lettering, logos or photos to your Q2 Special Edition #2's rear pillar.

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Updates
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