Audi is introducing the fourth generation of the successful Audi A3. A sporty all-rounder, the premium compact car will initially be launched as a five-door sportback. Beneath the expressive interior lies many new technologies from the full-size Audi class. These features can be found in the operating concept and the infotainment, the headlights, the partially electrified drives, and the interior.
A wide singleframe with honeycombe grille features on the front along with large air inlets, a concave surface on the side, which is a new element of Audi design, and heavily inclined C-pillars. LED headlights with LED daytime running lights feature as standard with the option to upgrade to LED headlights with LED daytime running lights consisting of a pixel matrix, each with 5 x 3 LED segments. To make your Audi A3 as unique as you, you can choose from 12 paint colours and trim lines including Technik, Sport, S line and Vorsprung along with a special "edition one" with exclusive equipment.
Inside the new A3 you'll find a driver-focused instrument panel with a look inspired by the full size class. The fabric seat upholstery has a high amount of recycled material from PET bottles, upgrade to the S line and you can sit comfortably in newly developed advanced sport seats. The contour/ambient light package has 30 colours and targeted light effects to suit any mood.
All options are within easy reach of the driver with an MMI touch display with 10.1 inch diagonal and digital instrument cluster as standard. Take advantage of touch display with handwriting recognition or natural language voice control.
Infotainment and driver assistance
The new Audi A3 range boasts a wide range of the latest technology to keep you connected including MMI navigation plus, Audi connect, Audi phone box and Audi smartphone interface. Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System is available providing 3D sound in the front and 15 loudspeakers for an intense sound experience.
A high level of safety also comes as standard with Audi pre sense front, collision avoidance assist and lane departure warning. Options also include adaptive cruise assist, Audi side assist, efficiency assist, exit warning, cross-traffic assist, park assist and 360 degree cameras.
Drive and suspension
The new Audi A3 comes with a range of engine options including:
- 35 TFSI with 150PS and 6-speed manual transmission
- 35 TFSI with 48-volt mild-hybrid system, 150 PS and seven-speed S tronic
- 30 TDI with 116PS and 6-speed manual transmission
- 35 TDI with 150 PS and seven-speed S tronic
To provide a sporty and balanced drive, sport suspensions and suspension with adaptive damper control is available upon request. There is also the option to include Audi drive select with up to five profiles and progressive steering with variable ratio. Electromechanical steering with speed-dependent power assistance is installed as standard.
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