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Audi Australia announces prices for 2015 A1 and Q3

Audi Australia has released full pricing details and specifications for the 2015 A1 and Q3 models. The supermini comes with a $400 price hike to $26,900 for the entry-level version equipped with a 3-cylinder 1.0-liter turbo engine producing 70 kW and 160 Nm. It can work with either a 5-speed manual or a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch gearbox ($1,350 extra).

Upgrade to the A1 Sport ($27,750) and you get a larger 4-cylinder 1.4-liter turbo with 92 kW and 200 Nm which can be sent to the wheels through an optional S tronic that will set you back at least $30,100. There’s also an A1 S Line version with a 141 kW & 250 Nm 1.8-liter engine coupled only to an S tronic and priced from $39,900. For the 2015MY, Audi has decided to drop the 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine.

2015 Audi Q3 facelift
2015 Audi Q3 facelift

Aside from the 2015 Audi A1, the Q3 crossover has also been updated for the new model year which comes with a $600 jump in price to $42,900. For this money you’ll be getting the 1.4 TFSI engine with 110 kW & 250 Nm sent to the front wheels.

There’s also a TDI quattro version from $47,900 with all-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine developing 110 kW & 340 Nm. Perhaps a more appealing choice is the $52,300 2.0-liter TFSI quattro version featuring a beefier 132 kW & 320 Nm engine. Audi Australia will also sell you a $56,900 TDI Sport quattro with a 2.0-liter diesel producing 135 kW & 380 Nm.

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