Audi A3 from the German hut initially came out as a compact hatchback and recently in 2015 received a remake where it got converted to a 4-door sedan body style. The car features a front wheel drive system and is benefited with Audi's lightweight construction expertise. Packed with some outstanding features, the car has been awarded as World Car of the Year 2014. The car is a genuine combination of primeness and practicality which makes it a choice of the elite class.
Engine, mileage and variant
The two types of engine available in Audi A3 are 1798 cc 1.8 TFSI and 1968 cc 2.0 TDI where the first produces 178 hp at 5100 rpm and 250 Nm at 1250 rpm when clubbed with 7-speed Dual Clutch. The second engine generates 148 hp at 3500 rpm and 320 Nm at 1750 rpm when paired with 6-speed Dual clutch transmission. The first mill gives combined fuel efficiency of 5.6 L/100 km whereas the second mill records at 4.1 L / 100 km.
The Audi A3 sedan has beholding looks and captivating style where its aerodynamic bossy structure reflects a lot of noticeable aspects. The front profile has sleek bonnet with prominent lines over it. Pairing them well are the headlight cluster with turn indicators and LED daytime running lights which in all make it a streak of light on wheels in dark. The side profile stretches the expressive lines throughout the length where body-colored door handles and black B Pillars act as eye-catching elements. The wheel arches are neatly carved and the rear feature a trendy tail light cluster and brand's logo on the boot lid. The measurements of it read out as 4292 mm long, 1765 mm wide, and 1423 mm tall. The wheelbase measurement comes out as 2578 mm.
The interiors of the Audi saloon are practically designed with the infusion of the pleasant and luxury feel where it is decorated with a two-color theme. Further, the classiness is increased by aluminum inlays over dashboard and door panels. The upholstery is of fine quality and the advanced equipments are rightly fitted at the apt place. A leather wrapped four-spoke multifunction steering wheel and an infotainment system with 7-inch display screen immediately increases the convenience while driving a car. The luggage space at the back is ample and the inside small storages in form of cup holders and back pockets also act as a utility feature. A 12V power socket, automatic air conditioning, and complete advanced sound system further ensure comfortable long rides.
Just like the exterior and interior, the safety front is also duly taken care of. The A3 has a rigid body structure featuring crumple zones and impact beams. The braking is prompt with brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, and anti-lock braking system. The dual front airbags, knee airbags, and curtain airbags along with seatbelts holds the occupants back in the seat at the time of collision. The central lock, child lock system, immobilizer, parking system, warning signals are other basic features which really play a major role in avoiding an accident.
With supreme quality, design, efficient mechanism and safety, the Audi A3 offers a nice feel. The low ground clearance and absence of panoramic sunroof might pinch some people but to some, its performance figures that matter more.