The A3 distinguishes itself as a great-handling, attractive sedan with an upscale interior and luxury features not generally expected in this segment.
A 170-hp 1.8-liter turbo four with front-wheel drive and a six-speed auto are standard; a manual is not offered. Optional is a 220-hp 2.0-liter four with a six-speed auto and Quattro all-wheel drive. Steering is precise and the ride is composed; fit and finish are superb. If you need more power, an S3 will be available later this year.
HIGHS AND LOWS of the Audi A3
Highs: Roomy for its size, sophisticated chassis, fun to drive, premium fit and finish.
Lows: High beltline, automatic lacks paddle shifters, no manual transmission, no diesel (yet).
Looking to purcahse a 2015 Audi A3 ? Well here is some more information about the vehicle. We are Audi experts at Eurobahn Motorsports so if you have any questions don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle to our Audi Service Center in Greensboro, NC.
VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan
PRICE AS TESTED: $39,845 (base price: $33,795)
ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, iron block and aluminum head, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 121 cu in, 1984 cc
Power: 220 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque: 258 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed dual-clutch automatic
Wheelbase: 103.8 in
Length: 175.4 in
Width: 70.7 in Height: 55.7 in
Curb weight: 3369 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 5.4 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 14.0 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 21.8 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 6.3 sec
Braking, 70-0 mph: 156 ft
FUEL ECONOMY: EPA city/highway driving: 24/33 mpg
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