The Audi A3 is everything one can hope for, especially in India. The compact and athletic sedan is a stylish culmination of the company’s technological and design prowess. With eloquent body lines, the sedan is an expression of luxury, comfort, and performance. Up front, the bumpers together with the horizontal lines and a brawny engine hood form a visually appealing cohesive unit. Then there’s the wide Singleframe grill in its contoured glory – an inviting sight that is hard to look away from. Furthermore, the headlights, the taut surfaces, the coupe-like silhouette, and the shadow edges serve a purpose greater than design components – they promptly underscore the car’s distinguished gait. The aerodynamic design and the horizontal lighting graphics at the rear finish off the exterior design theme. The Audi A3 sedan’s dimensions also speak volumes about what the car has to offer. It measures 4,458 millimetres in length, 1,796 millimetres in width, and 1,416 millimetres in height and benefits from a stately wheelbase of 2,637 millimetres. Audi ensures the A3′s occupants, both at the front and rear, always travel not merely in style but also in comfort.
With the exterior’s unmistakable design tenet continued inside, the sedan’s interior is equally stylish. The flat instrument panel, a centre console directed towards the driver, and the wrap-around running around the cockpit feel quite welcoming. Whereas the four jet engine-inspired air vents and the retractable MMI screen further lend a sporty quotient to the cabin. Tailored to offer utmost comfort and luxury, the Audi A3′s cabin utilizes top-grade materials. All of that, together with superb architecture, top-notch ergonomics, and excellent workmanship, ensure a lavish experience.
16-inch star design ‘five-spoke’ alloy wheels, Xenon headlamps, rear fog lights, high-mounted third brake light, LED number plate light, and a panoramic glass sunroof start off the Audi A3 sedan’s list of standard exterior provisions. Inside, it gets a three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel, dual-zone electronic climate control with sunlight-dependent control, interior lighting package, a 17.78 cm display with high resolution graphics, MMI radio plus, Audi Music Interface with iPod and Apple iPhone connectivity, Bluetooth interface, and colour driver’s information system. And for those who want more out of their companion on four wheels, Audi also offers an extensive list of optional features, which includes LED headlamps with rear dynamic indicators, Audi sound system with 10 speakers, Audi Phone Box with wireless charging, and MMI navigation with 7-inch colour display.
For safety and security, the sedan gets driver, front passenger and front side airbags with head-level airbag system, anti-slip regulation, anti-lock brake system, electronic stabilisation control, rest recommendation system, Audi parking system plus (front and rear with selective display), optional reversing camera, and cruise control.
The Audi A3 sedan is offered with a choice of two engine options: a 35 TFSI and a 35 TDI. The four-cylinder petrol unit, mated to a seven-speed S tronic automatic transmission, delivers 150 PS and 250 Nm of maximum torque. It goes from 0-100 kmph in 8.2 seconds and can attain a maximum speed of 224 kmph. The 2.0-litre diesel engine develops 143 PS and a peak torque of 320 Nm. Paired to a six-speed S tronic transmission, it accelerates from 0-100 kmph in 8.6 seconds and is capable of achieving a top speed of 215 kmph.
To register your interest or for more information about the Audi A3, visit the Audi Gurgaon website.