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Where is it written that those wanting a compact, efficient** car must settle for less quality and driving pleasure? The Audi A3 may cast a modest shadow, but its adroit handling, responsive powertrains, and interior craftsmanship strongly evoke its larger siblings. Factor in its surprisingly roomy interior and available signature Audi technologies like the S tronic® dual-clutch transmission, TDI® clean diesel engine, and quattro® all-wheel drive, the A3 is one small car with a disproportionate level of desirability.
With other Audi models so well represented in the top tiers of performance, the A3 directs its talents toward matters more practical. Its standard 2.0-liter TFSI® engine features direct injection and a turbochargerTurbochargerTurbochargers are the most usual means of forced aspiration used on motor vehicles. Turbocharger , with the resulting 200 horsepowerHorsepowerAlong with torque, horsepower is one of the key measures of engine performance.Horsepower propelling its modest weight with ease. Its pioneering six-speed S tronicS tronicS tronic, Audi's revolutionary direct shift gearbox (formerly DSG) combines the advantages of a conventional six-speed manual-shift gearbox with the qualities possessed by a modern automatic transmission.S tronic ® remains the only dual-clutch transmission in its segment, delivering quick shifts and greater efficiency than conventional automatics. A tight 35.1-foot turning radius complements its naturally nimble handling, with available quattro®quattro®Audi quattro® permanent all-wheel drive, has had over a 30-year-long tradition.quattro® all-wheel drive blessing it with more sure-footed traction in any weather. And when it comes to fuel efficiency, the A3 presents a choice between great and excellent--the latter thanks to a clean diesel TDI® engine that can reach 42 mpg* on a highway cruise, taking you well over 500 miles between fill-ups.*
While other premium compacts resort to drastic shapes to achieve style, the Audi A3 stands apart with its classically handsome body. Clean, chiseled features, unique LED taillights, and available LED daytime running lights represent its signature Audi style. The A3 also comes with five full-size doors that do wonders to facilitate entry, exit, and luggage loading compared to its two- and three-door peers, with available features like aluminum roof railsAluminum roof railsThe multifunctional, low-profile aluminum roof rails complement the vehicle's progressive design while adding an extra element of versatility.Aluminum roof rails to expand its utility further.
The universal Audi philosophy of creating rich, stylish cabins is obvious from the driver's seat of the A3. High-grade materials comprise every surface in sight, with the levers, switches, and buttons providing firmly defined feedback. Genuine aluminum and Flex metallic accents tastefully brighten up the surroundings while rich leather covers the seat surfaces, with or without the available Alcantara®Alcantara®Alcantara is a revolutionary suede-like fabric that is soft to the touch, colorful, comfortable, durable, easy to maintain, versatile, and unique.Alcantara® inserts. The available Open Sky panoramic sunroof boasts enough surface area to shower natural light on the front and rear seats, all of which feature room and comfort fit for full-size adults.
In the Audi A3, safetySafetySee active safety and passive safety.Safety takes as high a priority as performance or practicality. Up to eight airbags (including available rear side airbags) help keep occupants protected, while Electronic Stability Control helps secure your intended path at all times.* In the event of a collision, intelligent sensors automatically unlock the doors, switch on interior and hazard lights, and cut off fuel flow to the engine.**