After the Sportback, Audi A3 Sedan (Limousine) also enters the global market. Today we take a closer look at the details through the official Audi footage, and soon you can also expect the FULL IN DEPTH REVIEW of this car so stay tuned!
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Manhattan Grey (no S Line)
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The compact four-door model is digitally and fully connected – from the infotainment through to the assist systems. Beneath the elegant body, new drives and refined suspension tuning ensure a driving experience that is as efficient as it is dynamic.
The new Audi A3 Sedan is just over 15 centimeters (5.9 in) longer than the A3 Sportback. All other dimensions are identical. At 425 liters (15.0 cu ft), the luggage capacity is the same as in the predecessor model. The rear end and the large diffuser help the Sedan to achieve an excellent drag coefficient of 0.25.
Digitalized: controls and displays
The cockpit of the new A3 is wholly focused on the driver. It uses familiar elements from the brand’s full-size class models and is equipped with a 10.1-inch touch display as standard, which is integrated in the center of the instrument panel. It recognizes letters entered by hand, provides acoustic feedback, and can be controlled using natural language.
The instrument cluster, which the driver operates via the multifunction steering wheel, is also digital as standard. The optional Audi virtual cockpit provides additional functions such as the large display of the navigation map. The plus version measures 12.3 inches and enables three different views, including graphics with a sporty look. A head-up display is offered as an option.
Intensified: the infotainment
The MMI operating concept is powered by the new third-generation modular infotainment platform. Its computing power is ten times higher than that of its predecessor. Route guidance is particularly easy and flexible. For example, the navigation offers predictions on the development of the traffic situation, high-resolution satellite images from Google Earth, and detailed 3D models of many major European cities.
In Europe, there are six engine/transmission variants to choose from for the new Audi A3 – four TFSI and two TDI. The 1.0 TFSI, a three-cylinder gasoline engine with 81 kW (110 hp) of power and a six-speed manual transmission, serves as the entry-level engine .
The larger gasoline engine, a 1.5 TFSI with 110 kW (150 hp), follows the same formula. It, too, is connected to a six-speed manual transmission. Or it works in conjunction with the extremely fast-shifting seven-speed S tronic and the mild hybrid system. In addition, the 1.5 TFSI features cylinder on demand (COD) technology. At low and medium loads, it temporarily deactivates the second and third cylinders, thus helping to reduce fuel consumption.
The 2.0 TDI is also available in two versions. As the entry-level engine, it develops 85 kW (116 hp). In the top version, the diesel engine delivers 110 kW (150 hp).
The engine versions at start of production will be combined with front-wheel drive. Power will be transmitted by a six-speed manual transmission or – with the MHEV engine variant and the powerful TDI – the quick-shifting seven-speed S tronic, the selector lever of which is now designed as a compact shifter.
Refined: the suspension
The suspension of the new A3 models – with a four-link rear axle for engines from 110 kW (150 hp) – is sporty and balanced, combining pleasant ride comfort with good dynamics. In combination with the optional Audi drive select dynamic handling system, the suspension is available with adaptive damper control, which simultaneously lowers the body by 10 millimeters (0.4 in). With the sport suspension – standard in conjunction with the S line exterior, otherwise an option – the focus is clearly on dynamics. Due to the tauter tuning of the suspension and dampers and the fact that the vehicle is lowered by 15 millimeters (0.6 in), the new A3 conveys an even more direct contact with the road surface.
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