New Audi Q3 Black Edition: complete guide

Audi has tweaked its Q3 compact SUV with a revised range of trim levels, now topped by the Black Edition. It replaces the S Line Plus, with Sport and S Line Navigation below it now known as Sport and S Line Edition, with each gaining improved equipment levels.

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The Black Edition stands out from the rest of the range by ditching the chrome exterior trim. In its place, a gloss black finish is applied to the grille surround, window trim, wheelarches, rear spoiler and exhaust pipes. Alloy wheels measuring 19 inches in diameter also come as standard. A similar theme continues inside, too – Black Edition models are treated to piano black inserts across the dashboard, the gear shifter surround and on the doors.

Equipment levels have been improved throughout the Q3 range. Entry-level Sport models now offer climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, a DAB digital radio, satellite navigation and rear parking sensors as standard. S Line Edition versions upwards feature front parking sensors, full-LED headlights and a powered boot lid. The Q3 Black Edition is additionally equipped with metallic paint, tinted windows and a Bose sound system.

The Q3 engine lineup remains unchanged from before. That means petrol options include 1.4 and 2.0-litre turbocharged units, and the diesel range consists of a 2.0-litre available in two different power outputs.

Audi Q3 updated range price and release date

The Q3 Sport costs from £26,600 – up £450 from the SE model it replaces – and climbs to £36,945 for the top-spec Black Edition equipped with an automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive – a £415 increase. The revised Q3 trim levels are available to order from 11 October 2016.

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