Audi A3 Review – Research New & Used Audi A3 Models | Edmunds

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Audi A3

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Introduced a ago in Europe and brought to the United in 2006, the A3 is Audi’s entry-level for the North American market. and lighter than an A4 2.0T Quattro, the front-drive Audi A3 a strong argument for buying a sport wagon, provided one easy on the options. And just this is Audi’s entry-level car mean the company cuts on quality.

The cabin’s design and are up to the lofty standards Audi has set for the meaning everything fits moves with precision and and feels top-shelf.

The A3 remains an alternative choice few luxury automakers bother small hatchbacks. As such, an upscale alternative to more hatchbacks, a cheaper alternative to a luxury wagon and, the clean-burning diesel engine, an efficient alternative to hybrids. No how you look at it, though, the A3 offers the German flavor of Audi, one of engineering excellence combined an upscale cabin.

Current A3

The Audi A3 is available in Premium and Plus trim levels. inside and it’s readily that the A3 continues Audi’s of utilizing first-class materials the cabin. Standard Premium highlights include 17-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic control, leather seating and a sound system. Stepping up to the Plus adds xenon Bluetooth and a power driver

Major options include a system, heated seats, a and adaptive suspension dampers.

The A3 is with two appealing but very engines. The first, more choice is the gasoline-fueled turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 200 and 207 pound-feet of torque. The other is a turbodiesel four-cylinder (dubbed that produces 140 hp and a healthy 236 of torque.

More impressively, it returns 34 mpg

Gasoline-powered A3 models are offered either front-wheel drive or Quattro all-wheel-drive system. The TDI is offered with front-wheel Front-wheel-drive gasoline models can be with either a six-speed transmission or Audi’s quick-shifting S automated dual-clutch six-speed transmission.

AWD models and the TDI are limited to the S transmission.

Audi A3

As with the rest of the Audi the A3’s chassis strikes an balance between athletic and a comfy ride. Its steering a superb job of dampening out unwanted vibrations and kickback without the sublime feedback enthusiast crave. At the same time, the keeps the Audi A3 buttoned without transmitting harsh impacts to the cabin.

The most drawback to the A3 is its small backseat the lack of legroom makes it a fit for adults.

Used Audi A3

The Audi A3 was introduced as a 2006 in the United States. A 2.0-liter, turbocharged inline-4 and front-wheel were standard. From a 3.2-liter V6 engine was available produced 250 hp. It was outfitted with (all-wheel drive) and the S tronic standard. Trim levels corresponded with engine (2.0T and 3.2 Quattro).

The TDI engine become available until

There were other changes made for ’09. The and interior were refreshed, notably with Audi’s larger grille and LED running Leather upholstery, satellite and an auxiliary audio jack standard equipment, while the could now be equipped with Hill-hold assist was added to cars.

The following year, the V6 was dropped the lineup while the highly TDI turbodiesel engine was added.

If you are for older years, visit our Audi A3 page.

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