Pricier than Merc and BMW competitors, but offering more bang for the buck.
Sixmonths after its initial American debut at the Detroit Motor Show, the USpricing and spec for Audi's baby Q3 crossover have just been leaked.With a base price of $32,500 (plus $925 destination), thelittle Audi will cost more than its GLA and X1 competitors from Mercedes-Benzand BMW, but it seems it will be offering a longer list of standardequipment for the price. The base model is powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI four-potmated to a six speed automatic and making 200 horsepower.
Whilethe base model is front-wheel drive, an upgrade Quattro all-wheel drive systemstarts at $35,525 (including destination). BMW's X1 offers a 240 horsepower rear-wheeldrive alternative starting at $31,850, and an AWD version for $33,650. TheMercedes GLA starts at $32,225 and $34,225 for front and all-wheel drive,respectively.