Audi India has silently launched a new petrol variant of its entry-level luxury sedan A3 at a sticker price of Rs. 25.50 Lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai/Delhi) in the country. Being christened as Audi A3 40 TFSI Premium, the new variant comes with several new and exciting features spread across interiors, exteriors and the infotainment systems. It would be available at all Audi dealerships across India.
Audi A3 Premium comes loaded with 40.64 cm cast aluminum alloy with 15-Spoke ‘’Y’’ design wheels, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, and Xenon lamps with Light/ Rain Sensor. In addition, High Gloss Package is also available on the model now. “The Audi A3 Sedan packaged with youthful design, visionary technology and luxurious performance has set new benchmarks in the compact luxury car segment. As it completes one year in India, we are happy to introduce this new model that makes an exceptional car even better. We are confident that the new features will further enhance the appeal of this Compact, Sporty, Progressive and Sophisticated sedan amongst the Audi enthusiasts,” said Mr. Joe King, Head, Audi India.
Inside the cabin, Audi A3 40 TFSI Premium boasts of a new four-spoke multifunctional leather steering wheel, ambient transparent inlays in 3D look, floor mats at front and rear and Regatta Leatherette - Fabric upholstery. Additionally, exquisite lighting package plus, electronically adjustable driver seat and a chrome package are also available with the new sedan. The infotainment systems in the new Audi A3 40 TFSI Premium are taken a notch up with the Audi music interface, Bluetooth interface, Passive Speakers and MMI Radio. The Audi music interface integrates portable media players into the Audi Multimedia Interface (MMI) allowing customers to select artists, albums, tracks or genres with the MMI controls. Just so you know, The customers can choose between the option of Black, Chestnut Brown and Pashmina Beige for interior upholstery in the new Audi A3 40 TFSI Premium.
As for safety, the A3 Premium boasts of seven airbags, anti-slip regulation, electronic stabilisation control and anti-theft wheel bolts as standard. “A petrol customer is a unique customer who wants power and also efficiency at the same time. With the Audi A3 we are effectively offering the best of both to him. The Audi A3 40 TFSI offers 180 hp power and fuel efficiency of 16.6 kmpl. The Audi A3 Cabriolet - India’s largest selling Cabriolet is a petrol car. We are surprised with the demand for the A3 Cabriolet (which is available only in petrol). Having already exhausted the yearly allocation we have requested for higher allocation and expect the new Audi A3 40 TFSI Premium to follow this trend,” added Mr. King.
Under the hood, the A3 40 TFSI Premium has a 1.8L TFSI motor, which generated a maximum power of 180bhp. It is linked to a S tronic dual-clutch transmission, which propels the sedan to touch the 100kmph mark from standstill in just 7.3 seconds. For those asking, premium features like rear parking aid, Deluxe automatic two-zone air conditioning with sun sensor and rear AC vents, Rough Ride Suspension, cruise control, Auto release function and driver information system with Efficiency Program have been retained in the new Audi A3 40 TFSI Premium.