The A3 is the most affordable sedan for the German carmaker, Audi, which officially provides a series of A3, including sedan, hatchback, sportback and cabriolet. Like BMW, they both are famous for their driving ability as well as premium exterior and interior design. For some people, Audi A3 is their ideal choice to buy an entry-level executive and luxurious car, it has dignity, performance, practicality and many other things you want as a high-end vehicle. Now, it’s on sale at about ₹ 34.62-39.05 Lakh in New Delhi.
Engine and Transmission
Now A3 has petrol and diesel engines for four variants. The 1.4L Premium Plus 35 TFSI S tronic petrol engine can deliver a maximum power of 110 kW (150 PS) and maximum torque of 250/1500 - 3500, while the Premium Plus 35 TDI S tronic diesel one has 105 kW (143 PS) and 320/1750 – 3000. Besides, they are paired with an automatic gearbox.
Steering and Handling.
Thanks to such great powertrain, the power and torque delivered under the hood are powerful so I can speed up in a short time and keep it effortlessly. The gearshifts are smooth and quick but I can feel a little bit unstable when the car is driven at low speed. On the rough and twisty roads, A3 gives me impressively nimble and responsive steering and handling.
According to ARAI’s parameter, the petrol version has a fuel consumption of 19.2 kmpl and the diesel engine gets 20.38 kmpl.
※Length (mm): 4458
※Width (mm): 1796
※Height (mm): 1416
※Wheel Base (mm): 2637
Talking about Audi, one of its special things is the design of its vehicle’s headlights as well as taillights. They are so advanced and useful that many people call Audi as the manufacture of light. Also, like BMW, Audi has its family accent as well. Its body design, front grill and lights I mentioned above. The look shows A3 is an executive and elegant sedan and its functions show it gets good driving performance.
※Light and rain sensor
※Automatic headlight range adjustment
※Rear fog lights
※LED daytime-running light strip
※205/55 R16 91W
Not like many other cars, the dashboard is set above the central air vents and it can pinch in if you don’t need it. Depending on the version, its screen has either a 5.8-inch or 7-inch diagonal. The high-resolution 7-inch monitor shows map images in detailed 3D graphics. It can link the MMI navigation plus to mobile phones and mobile player devices through the Bluetooth interface.
Audi A3 provides a decent cabin space for its driver and passenger, which means three people sitting at the rear is an easy thing to. What’s more, it gets a large 425-litre boot.
※Door mirrors (folding), Right exterior mirror: aspherical, Interior mirror with dipping
※Child safety lock, Electronic engine immobilizer, Central locking with remote control key
※Storage Pack, Luggage compartment mat, Smoking Pack, Boot lining
Audio and Communication
※MMI Radio Plus, Colour Driver’s Information System (DIS),
※8 passive loudspeakers, Audi music interface
※Bluetooth phone connection
※Rear-view camera, Audi Parking System Plus, Cruise control, Hill hold assist
※Rear exhaust tailpipe, Electronically limited top speed, Electromechanical power steering, Electronic stabilisation control (ESC), Front shock absorption, Rough ride suspension, Brake pad wear indicator
※Seat belt reminder India, 6 Airbags, First aid kit with warning triangle, 6 Airbag system with knee airbag (driver),
All in all, as a premium executive compact sedan, the Audi A3 won’t let you down. It gets the reputation of a giant automaker called Audi and gorgeous appearance with brilliant ride quality. By the way, its mileage is very ideal for a car like this. If you are considering an entry-level luxury sedan, Audi A3 is a competitive alternative.