2015 Audi A3, the compact executive car from Audi with a unique styling, lightweight construction and an available quattro all wheel system is sure to delight it’s driver. 2015 Audi A3 is everything that a luxury compact is and more. Read on…
Redesign of the 2015 Audi A3
The German designed 2015 Audi A3 is not a heavy footer which is a trait often seen with the European cars. The car is made of lightweight aluminum alloy and Audi says that despite weight reduction, there is no compromise on body strength. Available Quattro system is a gem and a must have if you can spare the cash, this all wheel drive system is world renowned for it’s engineering excellence and adds loads to handling ability to the car. Coming to style, the signature Audi grille rises from the stylish air dams and reached meets the hood which rises in a sleek look, meeting the windscreen. The shape is sleek when looked at from the sides. Front headlamps have projector based headlamps that are powered by LEDs. DRLs on the new model are smooth and look more like CCFL powered than LED. The sunroof is hinted black for a classy look along with the B pillars. Unique alloy wheels in up-to 19 size are available for the car and despite a low profile, rougher patches will not feel noisy in the car. The ride is well planted and a low ride gives the car ample control on corners, high speed stability is excellent. Notable exterior features on the Audi 2015 A3 are full LED automatic headlamps, LED tail lamps, power adjustable, power fold external heated mirrors (ORVMs), heated washer nozzles and integrated trunk spoiler.
2015 Audi A3 interior changes
2015 Audi A3 has modern and airy interiors for a compact luxury car, the large sunroof lets in a lot of light and has power open close with blind sliders. Climate control is dual zone, steering is tilt and telescopic manual adjustment type, digital compass is present in interior rear view mirror and the interiors are LED lit for a good night time ambiance. Safety features include ABS, EBD and brake assist besides the airbag system. The leather seats have 12 way power adjustment for driver which includes 4 way lumbar adjuster, front seats are heated and rear seats are split folding. The central pop up touch screen based infotainment system features Bluetooth, voice, audio, navigation with 4G LTE Wi-Fi and receives commands from the steering mounted controls. Auto gear shift level is mechanical with a short throw. Seats are comfortable with supportive design and hugs the occupants well, USB ports for charging and media are available. Passive entry with push button located near the auto lever for start and stop makes ingress and go pretty straight forward. MMI touch system helps control a whole range of features around the car in a very easy manner.
2015 Audi A3 Engine/Transmission
2015 Audi A3 gets 3 engine options: 1.8L TSFI engine pushes out 170hp@4500-6200 rpm while max torque of 200 lb-ft is achieved @ 1600-4000 rpm. second engine is the 2.0L TSFI that pushes out 220 hp@ 4500-6200 rpm with 258 lb-ft torque @ 1600-4400 rpm. The diesel 2.0L TDi engine makes a respectable 150 hp@3500-4000 rpm with torque rating of 236 lb-ft @ 1750-3000 rpm.
2015 Audi A3 release date & Price
Prices for the 2015 Audi A3 start at just under US $ 30K (MSRP) currently and this gives an idea of how the 2015 version will be priced. Expected release may happen in the first quarter of 2015.
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- 2015 Audi A3 is lightweight yet strong
- Excellent handling and corner stability
- A little short on standard features
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