New 187bhp Audi Q2 TFSI quattro arrives to top the range

Those seeking a higher-performance version of Audi's smallest SUV now have a petrol-powered 4x4 option - the Audi Q2 TFSI quattro

Those sold on the looks of Audi’s Q2 but underwhelmed by the existing engine lineup now have the option of a 187bhp 2-litre TFSI with quattro all-wheel drive.

It becomes both the first petrol model in the range to have the option of four driven wheels, and the most powerful model in the Q2 range - at least until an SQ2 or RS Q2 are offered.

Available in either S line or early-bird Edition #1 trim, the Audi Q2 2.0 TFSI quattro 190PS (to use its full, long-winded title) is also the quickest Q2 yet, reaching 62mph in 6.5 seconds from rest and going on to 141mph at the top end.

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Along with the traction benefits of torque-distributing all-wheel drive, the Q2’s sprinting ability also comes courtesy of a standard-fit seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. As well as strong performance, some reasonable economy figures are also quoted - up to 44.8mpg and 144g/km of CO2.

S line trim includes a healthy equipment roster, with LED headlights, an exterior styling kit (with 18-inch alloy wheels), Audi connect with MMI Navigation, an LED interior lighting pack and sports front seats.

The Edition #1 goes further, with 19-inch alloys (that do drop the combined economy to 44.1mpg) and unique Quantum grey paintwork, with a black styling pack, new wheel arch trims, side skirts and bumper inserts. Inside, the range-topper also gets grey Nappa leather with brown contrast stripes and a multi-colour LED lighting pack.

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You will pay handsomely for the 187bhp Q2s however, as they start at hot-hatchback money: the S line car begins at £31,760 before you start poring through Audi’s long options list, while the Edition #1 begins at £36,750 - enough to net you an Audi S3 Sportback with 306bhp or our usual choice for five-door, 300-horse all-wheel drive hatches, a Volkswagen Golf R.

The Q2 range as a whole starts at £21,360 for a petrol 1.0 TFSI in SE trim, rising through 1.4 TFSI, 1.6 TDI and 2.0 TDI powertrain options. Quattro all-wheel drive is available only on the 2.0 TDI and 2.0 TFSI models in the Q2 range.

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