Precisely designed, powerful halogen headlights with clear glass covers ensure that the new Audi A3 Sportback comes standard with good visibility in the dark. The A3 Sportback is optionally available with xenon plus headlights. The automatic headlight range control helps to prevent blinding oncoming traffic. The integrated daytime running lights form a narrow, visually homogenous contour of light at the top and inside edges of the highlights, like an eyebrow.
If equipped with xenon plus headlights, the rear lights also use state-of-the-art LED technology. The three-dimensional floating effect of the curved LED light guide is an element of Audi’s new design language. The turn signal, which also uses LED technology, closes the contour as a strip at the top edge. The adaptive brake light, which pulses during hard braking, is standard.
The xenon-plus-based Audi adaptive light pivots intelligently into curves. If linked to the navigation system, it also includes special functions for urban, interurban, highway, intersections and tourist attraction lighting (for switching from driving on the right to driving on the left). In combination with variable headlight range control, the light-dark boundary of the headlights is adjusted automatically and steplessly. This provides substantially improved visibility and safety at night.
A first in the premium compact class are the optional LED headlights, which previously have only been available in full-size models. The LED technology illuminates the road with a light similar to daylight while at the same time consuming less energy and offering a longer service life than conventional lighting systems. The low beams of the new Audi A3 Sportback are generated in two free-form reflectors with a total of nine high-performance LED chips. Ten high-performance LEDs in the matt aluminum trim provide the high beams. Depending on the features chosen, the high beams are switched on automatically and LED cornering lights illuminate tight corners. Interurban, highway and tourist attraction lighting round out the lighting convenience functions. The all-weather lights enhance safety in fog or snow.
The optional lighting package provides for pleasant, non-glare lighting in the interior of the A3 Sportback. LED technology is used at the inside door handles, in the front and rear foot wells and at the cup holders. The ambient light, which shines from the roof module to the center console and also illuminates the inside surfaces of the doors, provides for improved orientation. The touch wheel of the MMI navigation plus is also illuminated via a light guide.
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.