Audi will offer a generous equipment package for its new A3 Sedan. Its package of restraint systems includes seven airbags, an integral head-restraint system, a knee airbag for the driver, and can be supplemented with side airbags in the back. Additional safety features include ISOFIX mountings for child safety seats in the rear, adaptive brake lights, a tire-pressure monitoring system and electronic stabilization control (ESC) with electronic limited slip differential.
Split-folding rear seats, a manual air conditioner and exterior mirrors with integrated LED turn signals are all part of the A3 Sedan’s standard-equipment package. A soundproof windshield, electric windows, height-adjustable front seats and an electromechanical parking brake also merit mentioning.
The driver information system with color display is standard with the Ambition and Ambiente lines. Besides the rest recommendation function, it includes an efficiency program with gear-change indicator. Other Audi A3 Sedan Ambition features include sports seats (optionally S sports seats), a three-spoke sports steering wheel covered in leather, a sports suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, the Audi drive select driving-dynamics system and fog lights.
The Ambiente line denotes an exceptionally comfortable Audi experience. Standard equipment includes a four-spoke leather steering wheel, cruise control, an LED interior lighting package, a center armrest in the front and a rear parking system. Decorative inlays in a 3D-design “Optic” underscore modern luxury in the interior, while a high-gloss package and 16-inch alloy wheels accentuate the exterior.
In addition, all three lines offer many options taken directly from the luxury class. In the interior alone, they include a panoramic glass sunroof, tinted rear windows, a convenience key, a deluxe climate-control system, auxiliary heating, heated and folding exterior mirrors, a storage and luggage compartment package and an automatic anti-dazzle rearview mirror with light and rain sensors. The heated front seats boast lumbar supports and electric controls.
The many options for steering wheels, seat upholstery, and colors allow customers plenty of leeway to realize their visions. The crème de la crème: the S line sports package and sublime offerings from the Audi exclusive range by quattro GmbH. The Audi A3 Sedan offers state-of-the-art mobile infotainment and driver assistance systems.
The range of headlight technologies is breathtaking. Audi offers xenon plus modules, adaptive light, variable headlight range control, LED headlights and LED taillights. For safe and sporty driving, there is progressive steering, a wide portfolio of wheels up to 19 inches in diameter, two sports suspensions and Audi magnetic ride, a shock-absorber innovation.
This sporty new four-door model is Audi’s foray into the world’s largest market segment: compact sedans. The single-most important sales market will be China, followed by the United States. Thanks to its versatile nature, the A3 Sedan appeals to a broad base of customers. The key cohort will be men around 40 years of age, who tend to prioritize design and sportiness when selecting a new vehicle to purchase. Starting in late summer, the new Audi A3 Sedan will be available at German dealerships for a basic price of 24,300 euros.
Audi A3 Sedan: Prices
A3 1.4 TFSI
A3 1.8 TFSI
A3 2.0 TDI
The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.