The most expensive Q2 yet

Launched for the 2017 model year, the Q2 is the latest Audi nameplate to hit the market and the company’s smallest crossover yet. Underpinned by Volkswagen’s MQB platform that is shared with the Golf and the Audi TT among other cars, the Q2 was designed by Marc Lichte and shares styling cues with the larger Q3 and Q5 SUVs. Available with a selection of gasoline and diesel four-cylinder engines, the Q2 enables Audi to compete in a new niche. At 4.2 meters (165 inches) long, the Q2 is about the size of the Mini Countryman, which makes it just the second vehicle to join this premium class.

With no competition from Mercedes-Benz and BMW in the foreseeable future, the Q2 will most likely take a significant bite into the Countryman’s sales over the next years thanks to its more rugged design and luxurious interior. With the small crossover having just arrived in dealerships, Audi is launching a limited-edition model to sit at the top of the range. It’s called the Q2 Edition #1 and for the time being it is available in the United Kingdom only.

Essentially an S Line model with additional features, the Edition #1 sports a bespoke paint job and handful of custom interior features. On top of that, it comes with extra standard equipment to justify the more expensive price tag. But, more about that in our short review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Audi Q2 Edition #1.

What makes the Audi Q2 Edition #1 special

The first thing that catches the eye when looking at the Edition #1 is the unique color combination. While most of the body is finished in Quantum Grey, the bumpers have Manhattan Gray accents for a distinctive look. Also, the C-pillars are Brilliant Black, while the front grille, rear diffuser, and side mirror caps are painted gloss-black. Rounding off the exterior is a set of 19-inch, five-spoke alloy wheels in Gloss Anthracite Black with diamond-cut rim. The crossover is also equipped with LED headlamps as standard, a no-cost feature only for the Sport and S Line trims.

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Inside, the Edition #1 comes with front sports seats wrapped in Nappa leather with contrast stitching and Amaretto brown stripes. The same Amaretto brown adorns the floor mats, knee pads, and door armrests. The dashboard and knee insert trim feature illuminated inlays that can be lit in one of 10 different colors. This feature is usually an option on any other model. Audi also offers a three-month trial of Audi Connect Infotainment Services, which can be upgraded to 36 months with the optional Technology Pack.

Audi had nothing to say about the drivetrain motivating the Edition #1, but it’s safe to assume that the range-topping model can be equipped with the more powerful engines. That said, don’t expect it to come with the 1.0-liter three-cylinder unit. Instead, look for the 150-horsepower 1.4 TFSI and the 190-horsepower 2.0 TFSI to be on offer. On the diesel front, it should get the 2.0 TDI with either 150 or 190 horsepower, but not the 1.6 TDI with 116 horses.

2016 Audi Q2 Edition #1 Exterior
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Set to go on sale from September 2016 for a "limited time," the Edition #1 retails from £31,170 (about $40,540 as of August 2016), a sticker that makes it the range-topping Q2 model in the United Kingdom. For reference, the SE base model starts from £22,470 (around $29,230), while the S Line costs £26,270 (about $34,160) before options.

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Read our full review on the Audi Q2 here.

Press Release

Stand-out features – The Q2 Edition #1

A striking newcomer coming to the top of the Audi Q2 range next month is the Edition #1, offering a host of standard equipment over the rest of the range. Finished in unique Quantum grey with contrasting lower body sections in Manhattan grey, C-pillar blades exclusively painted in brilliant black and 19-inch rotor alloy wheels in gloss anthracite black with a diamond cut rim, the Edition #1 makes an unmistakable visual impact. A black styling pack extending to the front grille, rear diffuser, exterior mirrors and single-frame grille rounds off the unique appearance. Inside, illuminated inlays in format design run across the dashboard and knee insert trim and can be lit in 10 different colours (optionally available on all other specifications). Another point of differentiation is the front sports seats which are upholstered in Fine Nappa leather and feature contrasting stitching with the addition of contrast stripes in Amaretto brown. The Amaretto brown theme continues to the design selection floor mats, kneepads and door armrests with their contrasting stitching.

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