The Audi A3 Sedan is the smallest and most cost effective member of the Audi lineup in North America. Designed as a successor to the Audi A3 Hatchback, should the sedan buyer a more compact alternative to the Audi A4 deliver while maintaining a traditional four-door body style of American drivers preferred. Buyers who their fuel budget can order the Audi A3 Sedan with a diesel turbo four burning, while those who are after a sporty driving experience likely to trim opt for the range-topping Audi S3.
Stretching 175.5 inches long, 70 inches wide and 55.7 inches tall, the Audi A3 Sedan looks like a shrunken Audi A4 when viewed from the outside. It carries an aggressive look sharp headlights, slightly shaped edges, pronounced wheel arches, a discreet spoiler integrated into the tailgate and triangular taillights defined. The Audi A3 benefits from expertise in the field of lightweight construction and the lightest version on the scale only £ 2755 thanks to a body largely of hot-formed steel and an aluminum hood. It shares its modular MQB platform with the Europe-only A3 hatchback and several other Volkswagen products including the seventh generation Golf.
Audi A3 Sedan Interior
The Audi A3 Sedan, which equipped with a clean, uncluttered dashboard a strong emphasis on function. Highlights include subtle styling elements such as chromium rings air vents and a simple instrument cluster of four-segment displays made. Can perform the smallest member of the Audi family of five adults and up to 15 cubic feet of cargo.
The Audi A3 Sedan with Audi MMI infotainment system can be ordered at an additional cost. MMI groups of car entertainment, connectivity and navigation control,for functions in individual operating system by either a knob and a series of buttons on the center console or a voice recognition function. The heart of the system is a high-resolution color display mounted on the dashboard above. Another notable high-tech feature is available on the Audi A3 Sedan, Audi connect is a software that provides a wireless connection and lets the passengers attractions, travel information, weather, fuel prices, and even access satellite images from Google Earth.
Audi A3 Sedan Engine
The Audi A3 Sedan is TFSI engines with two four-cylinder gasoline combustion. Both engines run exclusively on super unleaded. With a displacement of 1.8 liters, the smaller unit sends 170 hp and 200 lb-ft. of torque to the front wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The sprint from zero to 60 mph takes 7.2 seconds and the top speed at 130 mph is reached.
The larger 2.0-liter mill produces 220 hp and 258 lb-ft. so that the torque to reach A3 60 mph from standstill in 5.8 seconds. Power is transferred to all four wheels via the same six-speed dual-clutch transmission, which is connected with the smaller engine transmitted. Fuel consumption 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 previously mentioned, a fuel sipping turbo four-cylinder will be added to the line-up later in the production run.
Audi A3 Sedan Trim Level
The Audi A3 sedan offers in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. Premium comes standard with leather upholstery, a multi-function steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, 12-way power driver’s seat, a ten-speaker system, in the instrument cluster integrated driver information system, a 90-day trial subscription SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth connectivity, a SD card slot, automatic wipers and headlights, xenon headlights, LED taillights and power mirrors. Stepping on Premium Plus adds automatic climate control, heated front seats, 12-way adjustable passenger seat, iPod integration, Keyless Start, Stop and input, aluminum trim inside and out and heated washer nozzles. Audi A3 Sedan Prestige is based on the first two trims with S line exterior trim, navigation, Audi Connect, an upgraded sound system from Bang & Olufsen built, LED headlights, parking sensors and reversing camera.
Audi A3 Sedan Otional Equipment
Audi A3 Premium users can select a bunch of cold package, an aluminum interior package and a navigation / infotainment. Select Premium Plus allows buyers of more extras, including driver assistance package with rear camera and park assist, choose an upgrade from Bang & Olufsen sound system and a Convenience Package with heated, electrically adjustable front seats and to support the park. It should be noted, the navigation system with Audi Connect is focused on the premium plus. Finally, the Audi A3 Prestige can continue with the Advanced Technology Package, the adaptive cruise control and active lane assist and a sports package that groups sports seats, a unique steering wheel and selectable driving modes adds to upgrade.
Audi A3 Sedan Safety
All Audi A3 Sedan, regardless of trim level and engine are equipped with driver and passenger airbags, knee airbags and front and rear side and curtain airbags. The list of electronic driver aids including multi collision brake (MCB), traction control (ASR), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and electronic brake force distribution (EBD).