The 2013 Audi A3 is a four-door wagon is offered in two trims: Premium and Premium Plus. 2013 Audi A3 standard equipment on the Premium includes 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, fog lights, cruise control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery and ten-speaker audio system with CD player, satellite radio with auxiliary audio jack. Bluetooth Value package provides an eight way power driver’s seat, seat, a multifunction steering wheel and Bluetooth.
2013 Audi A3 Premium Plus package comes standard with Bluetooth Value package and adds different wheels, xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, steering wheel shift paddles, aluminum interior trim and its enhanced interior lighting. Audi Navigation Plus Package offers the navigation system, dash-mounted Audi Multi Media Interface (MMI) and the choice of either a six-CD changer and an iPod interface. The convenience package provides automatic headlights, automatic wipers, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and a Bose premium sound system.
Optional on both cars is the Cold Weather Package, which adds the heated front seats, heated mirrors. There is also a panoramic sunroof, rear side airbags airbags and Sport package that includes 18-inch wheels, sport-tuned suspension, summer tires and sport seats. Titanium Sport Package (available on Premium Plus) adds special exterior and interior trim to the Sport package.
2013 Audi A3 Interior
As with other interiors 2013 Audi A3 cabin adopts a discreet and elegant design. The materials are generally high quality, with metallic trim on the air vents and knobs lending a decidedly upscale feel. You can find more hard plastic elements element here than in other Audi models, but they blend in quite smoothly and hardly suggest a beginner compromise. The 2013 Audi A3 navigation system is likely to be a popular option, but using it presents some minor problems. The screen is large and clear, but not pressure sensitive. Instead you have to use Audi’s MMI knob controller, which would not be a big deal if it were located in the center console. Instead you must reach out and fumble with his place on the dashboard.
The passenger space is decent, but shorter drivers may find the seats do not have enough forward travel for shorter people, while the rear seat is cramped for longer ones. 2013Audi A3 points better at carrying capacity, with 20 cubic meters of space behind the rear seats that can easily accommodate large suitcases and golf bags. A rear center pass-through allows longer items while carrying passengers.
2013 Audi A3 Engine
The 2013 Audi A3 is available with either a gasoline (2.0T) or diesel (TDI) engine. A3 2.0T is powered by turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that produced 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. The front-wheel drive is standard, as is a 6-speed manual transmission, but 6-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission available. With four-wheel drive, S tronic is standard. In performance testing, an 2013 Audi A3 2.0T with six-speed manual went from zero to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds – an average time among similarly powered entry-level luxury cars. The EPA-estimated fuel economy is 21 mpg city / 30 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined with the manual and 22/28/24 with S tronic. Adding the all-wheel drive drops mileage by only 1 mpg in the city. The 2013 Audi A3 TDI has a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder that provides 140 hp and 236 Nm of torque. S tronic is standard, but all-wheel drive is not offered. Audi estimates a zero-60 just in 8.9 seconds, which is leisurely compared to TDI competitors.
2013 Audi A3 Safety
2013 Audi A3 comes standard with front seat side airbags, the full-length side curtain airbags, the whiplash-reducing front head restraints, anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control. Rear-seat side airbags Side airbags are optional. In brake testing, an 2013 Audi A3 2.0T with the Sport package came to a stop from 60 mph in 107 feet, a short distance even for the car equipped with summer tires. In crash tests testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2013 Audi A3 received the best rating in front offset, side and roof strength tests, even without the optional rear side airbags airbags.