Audi A3 Sedan steps it up in the compact sedan segment

 Audi A3 Sedan The new Audi A3 Sedan combines the classic three-box and coupé elements in a compact design. At a glance, the “Tornado Line” element forms a distinct light-refracting edge that runs over the entire side. Front-end wise, the A3 sedan has independent lines in the contour of its hood, in the bumpers, airtakes and a singleframe grille. Full-LED headlights are standard for the A3 sedan, depending on countries’ specifications. From the rear, the spoiler is integrated in the trunk lid, and the lights emphasize the car’s horizontal lines with its broad and low cuts.

Audi A3 Sedan dimensions

Audi A3 sedan side profile

The four-door Audi A3 sedan has a long wheelbase at 2.64 meter and measures in length at 4.46 m, in width 1.80 m and in height 1.42 m; comparatively 11 mm wider and 9 mm lower than the Audi A3 Sportback. Curb weight for the sedan is just 1,250 kg, thanks to lightweight steel parts and an aluminium hood.

Audi A3 sedan interior

Inside the A3 sedan takes up all the necessary refinements and details that the four-ring brand is renowned for. Four interior colors, including a Special color, are valid in black, titan gray, pashmina beige or chestnut brown and Lasso brown; depending on equipment line. The S line sport package’s interior, though, is predominantly black. Upholstery materials include fabric covers, a mix of fabric and artificial leather, Milano leather and a combination of Pearl nappa leather and Alcantara.

Clean lines and surfaces, which include a long arc that spans the width of the windshield and a slim, yet curved instrument panel as well as a driver-oriented center console with DIS (Driver Information System) color display are common fixtures. Relevant interior fixtures, including optional items, consist of MIB (Modular infotainment System) or the optional 750 watt, 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen; MMI Radio system; the steering available in 3-spoke, 4-spoke steering and optional flat bottom with multifunction switches and shifters; and optional front sport seats. Also available is A3 sedan Ambiente line is the S Sport seats with integrated head restraints, which is standard equipment in that line. Boot space of the Audi A3 sedan has a capacity of 425 liters, largely credited to the car’s longer wheelbase.

Audi A3 Sedan engine and transmission

The 1.4 TFSI four-cylinder engine combined with a manual six-speed transmission or S tronic enables the Audi A3 sedan to pull 140 hp output and 250 Nm of torque. Whereas, the 2.0 TDI powers up to 150 hp and develops 320 Nm. The 1.4-liter engine gives the car a combined fuel consumption of just 4.7 liters fuel per 100 km; its CO2 emissions are 109 grams per km. It takes just 8.4 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h, and the car’s top speed with this engine is 213 km/h. On the other hand, the diesel version enables a 0 – 100 dash in 8.7 secs and takes it to a top speed of 220 km/h. Combined fuel consumption and emissions are 4.1 liters per 100 km and 108 grams per km respectively.

Audi A3 Sedan Price and Availability

The Audi A3 Sedan retails at a starting price of 25,000 euros. Optional items include sport suspension, 17-inch-alloy wheels, sport seats and the Audi drive select system; plus Ambiente (Ambition) line, and individual comfort and convenience add-ons.

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