ACWWG: Audi Q2 Edition #1

Audi recently announced the all-new Q2 Edition #1 special edition model that will be available to the first folks in the Q2 queue (say that ten times fast). The good-looking Q2 looks even better in Edition #1 trim with the Quantam Gray paint and accents, the special 19-inch wheels, and much, much more as standard equipment. Pricing wasn't announced but pre-sales begin now in Europe with an expected late autumn delivery. I emailed my press rep at Audi asking when (and if) we would see the Q2 Edition #1 in the US and was told that the US isn't getting the Q2 at all (for now I guess/hope). Bummer. That's why I added the Another Car/Crossover We Won't Get acronym to the title. So feast your eyes on another piece of forbidden fruit. Too bad. Crossovers in this size class/category are hot right now in the US, which makes me wonder what Audi and parent-company VW are (over?) thinking. If the Q2 and the Edition #1 look like something you'd like in your driveway/parking space, let Audi know. Couldn't hurt... More info and pics (interior shot is a non-Edition #1 model) after the jump.

Source: Audi - Press release after the "read more" jump. Previous post.

Press Release:
Sporty special edition: the Audi Q2 Edition #1

  • Special edition emphasizes the offroad character of the compact SUV
  • Exclusive paint finish in quantum gray and long list of standard equipment
  • Orders for all engine variants accepted beginning in early September
Audi is upping the ante at the market launch of its new compact SUV with a particularly sporty model. The Audi Q2 Edition #1 features an exclusive quantum gray paint finish, black and Manhattan gray exterior details, 19-inch wheels and a long list of standard equipment. Customers can place their orders beginning in early September.

The Audi Q2 Edition #1 wears the look of the S line exterior package with sporty bumpers and sills as well as the distinctive diffuser. Unique to the special edition are add-on parts in Manhattan gray in the lower area of the body. They emphasize the robust character of the compact SUV. The black blade on the C-pillar, which sports the four rings in white, and the black exterior mirror housings are further features exclusive to the special edition. The same applies to the new paint finish, quantum gray. Depending on how the light strikes it, the dark tone is either completely homogeneous or it creates an intense play between light and shadows.

The Audi exclusive titanium black styling package sets accents in the area of the Singleframe grille and the bumpers. The anthracite black, 19-inch wheels with a five-arm rotor design originate from Audi Sport. Standard LED headlights and rear lights – the latter with dynamic turn signals – round out the technologically upscale look of the Audi Q2 Edition #1.

In the interior, the special edition impresses with lavish appointments from the Audi design selection. Height-adjustable sport seats, leather-covered multifunction sports steering wheel, leather package and illuminated aluminum door sill trims with the S emblem are standard. The seats are covered in a combination of fabric and leather in black and amaretto; the headlining is titanium gray.

At night, the ambient lighting package attractively highlights the interior. LED light guides backlight the sculpted trim strips on the instrument panel and on the center console. They shine with a subtle, homogeneous light in a choice of ten colors the customer can set in the MMI.

The Audi Q2 Edition #1 is available with all engine variants. Presales begin in early September, and the special edition will be available at dealerships in late autumn.

Fuel consumption
Audi Q2 Edition #1 1.4 TFSI COD (110 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.7 (41.3 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 130 (209.2 g/mi)

Audi Q2 Edition #1 1.4 TFSI COD S tronic (110 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.5 (42.8 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 125 (201.2 g/mi)

Audi Q2 Edition #1 1.6 TDI (85 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 4.6 (51.1 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 120 (193.1 g/mi)