The new Audi A3 went on sale this spring, with the first deliveries to customers to take place in summer. Its base price with the entry-level engine is 23,300 euros in Germany.
Audi is sending the new A3 into the race with a generous range of equipment. The package of restraint systems, which comprises seven airbags and the integral headrest system, also includes a knee airbag for the driver and can be supplemented by side airbags in the rear. Isofix attachments for children's seats in the rear, the adaptive brake light, tire pressure loss indicator and ESC stabilization control with electronic axle-differential lock are further safety features.
Standard features include bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, exterior mirrors with LED turn signals, the Audi MMI radio plus with a high-resolution 7-inch color display, manual air conditioning and the 60:40 split folding rear seatback. The acoustic windshield, electric window controls, height-adjustable front seats and the electromechanical parking brake complete the standard equipment.
Besides the specific exterior and wheel design, the new design and sport trim lines also include as standard equipment the three-spoke leather steering wheel, a gear lever knob in leather and the driver information system with monochrome display. The design line comes with the gloss package and a lighting package, while inlays underscore the sophisticated atmosphere in the interior. Other features of the sport line are sport seats, the sport suspension and the Audi drive select dynamic handling system.
The design selection and S line options offer further equipment items such as the driver information system with color display, seats in cloth/pearl Nappa leather, the gear lever knob with contrasting stitching, the storage and luggage compartment package and a selection of 18-inch wheels. In the case of design selection the inlays are backlit, while the S line offers pedal caps and footrests with stainless steel finish; the S line sport suspension is lower by 25 millimeters (1.0 in).
In addition, Audi offers options for the new A3 model series many of which come directly from the full-size class. For the interior this includes the panoramic glass sunroof, dark-tinted rear windows, the convenience key, automatic air conditioning, the auxiliary heater, heated, folding and automatically dimming exterior mirrors, the storage and luggage compartment package and the frameless, automatically dimming interior mirror with light and rain sensor. For the front seats there are lumbar supports, a heater and partially and fully electrical adjustment options.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.