The Audi A3 Sedan is compact, the smallest and least expensive member of formation of Audi North America. Designed as a successor to the A3 hatchback, sedan aims to offer buyers a more compact alternative to the Audi A4, maintaining body style traditional four-door preferred by American drivers. Shoppers looking to cut its fuel budget can order the Audi A3 sedan with a diesel-burning turbo four, while those after a more sporty driving experience is likely to opt for the top-end of Audi S3.
Stretching 175.5 inches long, 70 inches wide and 55.7 inches high, the Audi A3 Sedan seems cramped when viewed from the outside. Take an aggressive look defined by sharp headlights, slightly sculpted flanks, pronounced wheel arches, a discrete integrated tailgate spoiler and triangular taillights. The Audi A3 Sedan benefits Audi experience in the field of lightweight construction and lighter version of the balance tips only 2755 pounds by a body made mostly hot-formed steel, and an aluminum hood. Share your MQB modular platform with European hatchback only Audi A3 Sedan and various other products including the seventh generation Volkswagen Golf.
Audi A3 Sedan Interior
The Audi A3 Sedan is equipped with a clean, uncluttered panel control that places a strong emphasis on the role. Highlights include understated style elements like air vents with chrome rings and a simple instrument cluster consists of four analog gauges. The youngest member of the Audi family can carry five adults and a maximum of 15 cubic feet of cargo.
The Audi A3 Sedan sedan can be ordered with the infotainment system Audi MMI for a fee. Groups MMI car entertainment, connectivity and navigation (if equipped) operates in one operating system controlled by either a knob and a series of buttons located on the center console or a voice recognition function. The centerpiece of the system is a color screen HD mounted on top of the dashboard. Another notable feature of high-tech features in the Audi A3 sedan is Connect, software that provides Wi-Fi and allows passengers to find attractions, travel information, weather reports, fuel prices and satellite images, including access Google Earth.
Audi A3 Sedan Engine
The Audi A3 sedan is available with two engines burning gasoline TFSI four cylinder. Both engines run only on premium unleaded. Displacing 1.8 liters, the smallest unit sends 170 horsepower and 200 lb-ft. of torque to the front wheels through a dual clutch transmission six-speed wheels. Acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds and top speed is reached at 130 mph.
The larger 2.0-liter mill produces 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque, allowing the A3 to reach 60 mph from a stop in 5.8 seconds. Power is transferred to all four wheels via the same transmission dual clutch six-speed that is linked to the smaller engine. Fuel economy for the 1.8-liter is rated at 23/33 city / highway mpg, while the 2.0 liter is actually slightly more efficient at 24/33 mpg. As mentioned above, a four-cylinder fuel-sipping be added to the lineup turbodiesel later in the production cycle.
Audi A3 Sedan Features
Audi A3 sedan offers three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. Premium comes standard with leather upholstery, multifunction steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, power driver seat 12-way, ten stereo speakers, a driver information system integrated into the instrument panel, a subscription system test 90 days SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, an SD card, automatic wipers and headlights, xenon headlights, LED taillights and mirrors.
Step up to Premium Plus adds automatic climate control, heated front seats, adjustable passenger seat 12 positions, iPod integration, keyless start, stop and entry, finishing nozzles aluminum inside and out and heated windshield. Prestige is based on the first two trims with S line exterior trim, navigation, Audi Connect, an upgraded sound system built by Bang & Olufsen, LED headlights, park assist, and a rearview camera.
Audi A3 Sedan Optional Equipment
Customers can select A3 premium package cold weather package aluminum trim and a package of navigation / infotainment. Premium Selection Plus allows buyers to choose more extras, including the driver package Assistance with rear view camera and park assist, a sound system Bang & Olufsen and Enhanced Convenience Package with power adjustable front seats with heating and park assist. It is noteworthy that the navigation system comes with Audi Connect the plus Premium. Finally, the Prestige A3 can be updated further with technology package that adds adaptive cruise control and active lane assist and a sports package seats sports groups, a unique steering wheel and driver-selectable modes.
Audi A3 Sedan Safety
All A3 Sedan, regardless of trim level and engine come standard with driver and front passenger knee airbags and front and side and rear head curtain airbags. The list of electronic driving aids including Multi-Collision Brake (MCB), traction control (ASR), electronic stability control (ESC) and Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD).