Facelift for the Audi A3 family

Ingolstadt, 6 April 2016

The A3 is the best-selling Audi model. Since 2012 the five-door Sportback and the three-door model in its current form on the market. 2013 the notchback version followed, 2014 the convertible. Now, Ingolstadt the hotel's own compact class has undergone a lift. What does it include? Curtain on the revised A3 models.

Optical innovations

The optical innovations keep within limits: Audi donated a new grille, new headlights (which now are similar to those of the current A4 and work with matrix LED technology such as in the Opel Astra on request), new taillights and a redrawn diffuser. The color palette has been expanded and now includes the new tones: "ARA blue", "Cosmos blue", "Nano grey", "Tango Red" and "Yellow" Vegas".

More driver assistance systems, more technology

Here, Audi neatly rearms the A3. On request, there is as of now a storage Wizard, which takes most of the work in slow-moving traffic up to 65 km/h and also the cross traffic Wizard is new. Inside, pulls the Audi virtual cockpit with the 12.3 inch TFT screen behind the steering wheel and replaced the analogue instruments at an additional cost. Also, the new three-spoke steering wheel is finally available with heating. Who wants even more long-haul comfort, may order the driver's seat with massage function also sends the Astra.

Extensively revised: the motor program

The engine program of the Audi A3 includes six aggregates three petrol and three diesel engines. Their capacity ranges from 110 to 190 HP. new in the list is a 1.0-liter three-cylinder TFSI with 115 HP and 200 nm of torque. In addition, there are still the plug-in hybrid variant called A3 e-tron, which developed a system capacity of 204 HP, the A3 g-tron, which moves natural gas or gasoline, and the Audi S3, which now squeezes 310 HP from the two-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with a performance update.

Launch and price

The new Audi A3 range starts early may in the sale and the first deliveries are carried out in the summer. In Germany, the basic price for the Audi A3 with the new 1.0-liter TFSI engine is 23,300 euro. The old base price was 22,800 euros for the three-door A3 with 1.2-liter TFSI and 110 PS.(ML)