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Audi A3 Key Features
The MMI Touch (with MMI Navigation Plus) includes a touch sensitive control panel integrated in the central rotary/push button.
Raise and open the roof glass section. Tinted glass inserts ensure low heat peneration into the cabin. The extra-large glass.
Xenon Plus LED DRL's
Xenon Plus headlights with automatic/dynamic headlight range control,LED daytime-running light strip and headlight washers.
Key Features will be different from variant to variant
- Very reasonable pricing
- Audi quality feel
- Excellent engine and gearbox performance
- Rear seat space restricted
- Overall size too small for prestige saloon
- Low equipment level in base models
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Audi A3 Overview
The design of the A3 Saloon is a cross between the classic three-box concept and the coup? philosophy. Its overhangs are short, and its “tornado line” design element forms a distinct light-refracting edge that runs along the entire side. Above the side sills, the dynamic line rises more sharply than in the other two A3 models. The side surfaces have more pronounced curves, and the wheel arches are also slightly more flared. At the front, the bonnet contours, bumper and air intake design and the single frame grille have been redefined for the newcomer, while at the rear, lights with broad and low cuts emphasise the car’s horizontal lines and an integrated ‘kicked-up’ boot spoiler lends a purposeful air.
Audi A3 Exterior
The strict dictate of ‘Audi ultra’ lightweight design is evident in the 1,205kg kerb weight, which applies to the A3 1.4 TFSI Saloon that initially kicks off the range. Audi uses many hot-formed steel parts in the passenger compartment for low weight and maximum strength, and the aluminium bonnet and front suspension sub-frame also help to lighten the load.
The defining element at the front of the car is the very sculptural single-frame radiator grille with its six corners; the bonnet continues its lines. Large air intakes at the front reflect the power of the engines. The headlights are flat and integrate a wave-shaped lower edge. Xenon plus units are either standard or optional depending on version; the LED bands that form the daytime running lights make the A3 unmistakable – especially at night. On the sides of the body, the sharply delineated tornado line – another classic element of Audi design – gives structure to the area below the windows. Above the side sills, this dynamic line rises sharply upward. Dynamically flared metal surfaces and large wheel arches lend a powerful appearance to the A3. The gently sloping C-pillars and the roof that sweeps back into a modest spoiler convey the sporty look of a coupe.
Styling at the rear with the spoiler edge above the diffuser emphasises the width of the new premium compact sedan. The split tail lights – featuring LED technology where xenon plus headlights are fitted – show a variation on the inner architecture of the front headlights. The tailgate has a sculpted, three-dimensional look. The A3 sports either one or two tailpipes on the left side in its diffuser insert, depending on the engine type. Aerodynamic refinements, including a covered underbody and engine compartment, result in a low Cd value of 0.31.
Audi A3 Interior
The rear seats offer space for three passengers, and easy entry is a standard convenience feature. The newly developed front seats offer excellent support and comfort; their low mounting positions emphasise the sporty character of the three-door car. The driver takes a seat behind a new steering wheel design with three or four spokes and multi-function controls, plus shift paddles where automatic transmission is fitted.
The four large, round air vents inspired by jet turbines are worthy of a special mention. By pulling the nozzle at the centre of each vent along its axis, the air stream can be adjusted from draft-free wide dispersion to a directed stream of ventilation air. The air conditioning control panel has a fascia in Piano finish black. Simple but effective user interfaces characterise the cabin. All of the buttons, switches and controls are positioned intuitively. The Driver’s Information System positioned between the two large round instruments shows all key information, some with richly detailed 3D graphics. The load area of the Audi A3 offers a basic capacity of 365 litres; luggage room grows to 1,100 litres when the split rear seatbacks are folded. The load floor can be set at two different levels – either for maximum volume or alternatively as a level cargo floor. A load-through hatch with ski bag, a reversible mat and a storage package for the interior and the load area are available as options.
Numerous options are also available in the passenger compartment, including the LED interior lighting package, a panoramic glass sunroof, sports seats, heated seats, advanced key keyless access, deluxe electronic climate control with economy mode and adaptive light for the xenon plus headlights, which can be supplemented with variable headlight range control.
The modular infotainment platform makes its debut in the A3 – it represents a big step forward in mobile communication electronics. Its layout enables, for the first time, hardware updates with little effort, so that it always reflects the latest developments. The central computer of the new MMI integrates what is known as the MMX board (MMX: Multi-Media eXtension). This plug-in module includes the fast T 20 graphic processor of the Tegra 2 series from market leader Nvidia. It is used for all voice control, online, media, navigation and telephone functions.
When the system is started, the monitor of the MMI operating system is electrically deployed from the instrument panel. Depending on the version, its screen has either a 5.8-inch or 7-inch diagonal. It has an attractive and technically sophisticated look with a high-gloss black housing made of ultra-lightweight magnesium, which is only 11 millimetres thick.
There are also important new features in the user terminal in the centre console. The rocker switches or ‘hard keys’ have been rearranged, and in the top version, MMI navigation plus, the large rotary pushbutton is a touchwheel with MMI touch, a technology first seen in the Audi A8. Its touch-sensitive surface lets drivers input letters and numbers by finger on top of the touchwheel.
The MMI radio includes a user terminal and electrically deployable 5.8-inch monitor. It can be supplemented by the connectivity package which contains the Audi Music Interface (AMI) for integrating a mobile player, a Bluetooth interface and navigation preparation. MMI navigation plus with MMI touch is available as the top version – it is a media centre with 60 GB memory capacity, DVD drive and whole-word voice control. The high-resolution 7-inch monitor shows map images in detailed 3D graphics. It links the MMI navigation plus to mobile phones and mobile player devices via the integrated Bluetooth interface.
Audi A3 Engine & Transmission
The 1.8-litre TFSI – with an engine displacement of 1,798 cc – produces 180PS and delivers 250 Nm of torque between 1,250 and 5,000 rpm. It combines direct injection with supplemental injection into the induction pipe, varies the valve stroke based on load using the Audi valvelift system and utilises a very elaborate thermal management system to quickly heat the engine after a cold start. It enables the A3 to complete the sprint from rest to 100kmph in 7.2 seconds, to reach a 230kmph top speed.
The 2.0 TDI with 1,968 cc engine displacement also offers a high-performance thermal management system. Its two balancer shafts were relocated from the oil pan to the crankcase, which clearly improved smooth engine running. Producing 143PS and 320 Nm of torque, this diesel delivers tremendous punch. The A3 2.0 TDI sprints from a standstill to 100kmph in 8.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 215kmph.
At launch, the 1.8 TFSI and 2.0-litre TDI engines will be linked to a seven-speed S tronic transmission as standard; the highly efficient dual-clutch transmission integrates a freewheeling function in conjunction with Audi drive select. All of these transmissions transfer power to the front wheels.
Audi A3 Braking and Safety
Other systems complete the line-up. Audi side assist, which monitors traffic at the back of the car with radar, simplifies lane changes for the driver, while Audi active lane assist helps the driver to stay in lane by making a slight steering correction if necessary. The system’s video camera is also used by the traffic sign detection system; it shows speed limits and other traffic signs on a monitor in conjunction with MMI navigation plus. The rest recommendation system detects when the driver is fatigued, and warns the driver accordingly.
Audi A3 Performance and Handling
The A3 is also available for the first time with the Audi drive select vehicle dynamics system, which interfaces with the accelerator pedal, power steering and S tronic transmission. At the touch of a button, the system can change the operating parameters of these features between comfort, auto, dynamic, individual or efficiency modes. In the latter, the electronic climate control and adaptive cruise control systems are set at a level which maximises fuel economy.
What do we think about Audi A3?
The A3 is in a class of its own. The Audi A3 range now extends to four separate variants in diesel, and one in petrol, which will make it appealing to the broadest customer base in the history of the premium compact sedan. Prospective buyers can choose from a three-door hatch, the spacious saloon with its multiple powertrain options, giving it a premium feel and the lowest price for entry into the super luxury range. With prices starting at Rs. 22.95 lakh for the base diesel and Rs. 28.95 lakh for the petrol, the A3 is definitely the market leader of the segment.
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