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(from Audi Press
Release) Audi Q3 jinlong yufeng
At Auto China 2012 in Beijing, Audi is presenting two themed
vehicles based on the Q3 – the Q3 jinlong yufeng and the RS Q3
concept. Both cars interpret the character of the compact SUV, which
will launch on the Chinese market this year, in a very special way –
the one is recreationally oriented and rugged while the other was
systematically designed for dynamic performance.
2012 is the Chinese year of the dragon. Jinlong yufeng means “Golden
Dragon in the Wind.” In this way, jinlong yufeng fits in with the
character of the themed vehicle. It follows the Detroit showcar and
the RS Q3 concept as another variant of the compact Audi Q3 SUV and
is based on the trendy and fast-moving sport of kitesurfing, in
which the objective is to fearlessly control the power of the wind.
Mounted to the roof of the Audi Q3 jinlong yufeng are two kiteboards
made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP). The designers
developed a flat outdoor pouch as a special cargo floor liner. It
not only provides protection against dirt, but can also be used to
stow wet beach articles or can even be used as a sun umbrella or a
seat cover. The kite itself can be stowed in a kite pouch, which was
also specially designed for this themed vehicle. Two rugged and
compact fun sport cameras known as “Audi Cams” are stored in the
left side wall of the cargo space.
Kite surfers can mount the Audi Cams to the sail bar, their
equipment or a helmet with an elastic band. The images are
transmitted to the car via a strong WLAN router connection. From
there, they can be sent with Bluetooth car phone online to any
receiver via UMTS – a new unconventional idea within the range of
features of Audi connect.
Zest for life and energy: the
The Audi Q3 jinlong
yufeng is an off-road vehicle for young, active sports enthusiasts.
Its paint finish is Liuli Yellow, a luminous monochrome color that
expresses a zest for life and high energy. The body add-on parts,
many of which match those of the off-road package for production
cars, are painted in matt quartz; this paint, built up from
different gray pigments, has a natural look and is slightly rough to
the touch. The high-gloss package adds small highlights around the
Vertical aluminum struts in the single-frame radiator grille extend
over its full height; they form a wave shape in the area where the
logo appears on the production cars. The struts match the two-tone
color scheme of the Audi Q3 jinlong yufeng: their sides are painted
in a quartz color, while their front edges have a high-gloss finish.
Certain areas inside the xenon plus headlights are tinted in
anthracite, and aluminum panels cover the upper sections of the air
intakes. The underbody guard protecting the engine is made of
Flared wheel arches and brushed stainless steel running boards are
prominent features on the sides of the Audi Q3 jinlong yufeng; these
items will soon be added to the Q3 accessories program. The front
cross-bar of the aluminum roof rail integrates small LED spotlights
for illuminating the area around the car. The two flush tailpipes of
the dual-branch exhaust system are integrated in the diffuser, which
is partly made of aluminum – as is the rear underbody guard.
Yellow as contrasting color: the
Three colors dominate
inside the themed vehicle, – black, gray and yellow. The roofliner
consists of titanium gray Alcantara; many of the interior surfaces
are black in color. The instrument panel is upholstered in black
Fine Nappa leather and is decorated with yellow contrasting seams.
Fine aluminum accents glisten in the instrument cluster; cross-ribs
and small fins give the dials and pointers a sculpted look. The
leather-trimmed steering wheel has contrasting yellow seams, and
behind it there are two large shift paddles for control of the
seven-speed S tronic. The sturdy foot rests and pedal set are made
of stainless steel with rubber caps.
The seats are upholstered in woven leather – narrow strips of
leather just a few tenths of a millimeter wide are interwoven with
yarn. The material is accentuated by yellow piping and contrasting
seams. The side panels of the seat cushions and seatbacks are bright
in yellow Velvet leather – a material whose look is similar to that
of nubuck leather, but with a finer grain. Yellow Velvet leather is
also integrated in parts of the door trim panels.
Stainless steel mesh is used for decorative inlays. Other decorative
panels in high-gloss black appear all around the instruments and in
large areas of the center console and tunnel; display elements and
controls appear to hover in front of them. The gear selection lever
has an aluminum plate with the “Q3” signature, and yellow seams
decorate its shift boot.
High performance: the powertrain
The Audi Q3 jinlong
yufeng employs a powerful engine. The 2.5 TFSI, a five-cylinder unit
with direct injection and turbocharging, produces 228 kW (310 hp)
from 2,480 cc engine displacement. The cylinder numbers are marked,
and the valve cover is painted red. A cover panel conceals sections
of the engine.
Power from the turbocharged five-cylinder engine flows to a
seven-speed S tronic and then to the quattro permanent all-wheel
drive. The Audi Q3 jinlong yufeng sprints from zero to 100 km/h
(62.14 mph) in 5.5 seconds and can keep accelerating to a top speed
of 250 km/h (155.34 mph).
The five-arm wheels are 8.5 J x 20 in size; their faces are
machine-polished, while their sides are painted in matt quartz
paint, similar in appearance to the single-frame grille. The
off-road tires are 255/45. The front and rear track widths are 40
millimeters (1.57 inches) wider than those of the production
version, while the ride height of the body is about 30 mm (1.18
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to
the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without
notice; errors and omissions excepted.