There are three exterior lines and interior lines available for the new A3 that can be combined as desired. In addition to the basic version, there is the advanced exterior and the S line exterior. With regard to the colors and materials in the interior, A3 customers can choose between basic, design selection, and S line. Thus both models offer numerous possibilities for individualization.
The A3 models feature a generous list of standard equipment. The exterior includes 16-inch aluminum wheels and headlights with LED technology. The interior comes with a multifunction steering wheel, a digital instrument cluster, and a 10.1-inch touch display as standard. The standard scope of assist systems includes Audi pre sense front, the lane departure warning, and the collision avoidance assist. Optional comfort features include the seat massage in the lumbar area, the panoramic glass sunroof, 3‑zone automatic air conditioning, the ambient lighting package plus with its various settings (standard with the interior design selection), and the adaptive cruise assist.
Tapered: the exterior variants
In the advanced exterior variant, the frames of the air inlets are designed in selenite silver, while those of the S line exterior are a matt platinum gray. There are similar differences at the rear end. The Singleframe of both lines is painted in titanium black and surrounded by a chrome frame.
The air inlets and the blade that completes the front end at the bottom are larger and more striking with the S line exterior. There is a third flat air inlet above the blade. The honeycomb grilles in the Singleframe are larger and have small insert strips. The grille is mounted a little lower and there are three flat louvers above it. The roof edge spoiler of the A3 Sportback has a dynamic contour and the diffuser – complete with honeycomb grille – has a more dominant design. For the Sedan, a spoiler on the luggage compartment lid comes as standard with both lines.
In both lines, the optional black styling package further sharpens its appearance. It comprises the frame of the Singleframe and the air inlets as well as the blade. In the S line exterior, it also includes the frame of the diffuser and the insert strips in the side sill. The housings of the exterior mirrors are also available in black. Roof rails in matt black or anodized aluminum are available as an option for all three exterior variants of the A3 Sportback. A3 customers can choose between twelve colors for the paint finish. Atoll blue, turbo blue, Manhattan gray, and python yellow are new colors.
Individualized: the interior lines
Different seat upholstery in various color combinations, ranging from sustainable recycled material to fine Nappa leather, are available for the three interior designs. The “Puls” and “Torsion” materials used to cover the seats in the S line and design selection interior variants consist of up to 89 percent recycled polyester. For one set of seats made of “Torsion” material, 45 1.5-liter PET bottles are shredded, melted down, chopped, and extruded to create fibers that are then spun into threads. There is also an attractive range of colors and materials for the decor surfaces on the instrument panel, for example insert strips made of gray birch wood, aluminum, or carbon.
Both lines include a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, illuminated door sill trims, and stylish contrasting stitching on the center armrest, the door armrests, and the instrument panel. The ambient lighting package plus, which can be set to any one of 30 colors, illuminates the distinctive design lines with striking light and the surfaces with soft light. The interior S line includes sport seats with leather and Alcantara covers, which are decorated with a new rhombus pattern. A black headlining, stainless steel pedals, S embossing in the front seat backrests, and a steering wheel with contrasting stitching and the S emblem round out the interior S line.
The equipment, data and prices stated here refer to the model range offered for sale in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.