Audi A3 a indication of success: dual decades, 3 generations

Posted on 03. Dec, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Audi presented a Audi A3 during a Paris Motor Show in 1996. The automobile was grown from a belligerent adult on a basement of a Golf IV platform, that followed in 1997. From a really initial generation, a Audi A3 has boasted innovations and peculiarity facilities from aloft classes, creation it a owner of a reward compress class. The A3 primarily was accessible exclusively as a three-door hatchback in 3 trim lines and with 4 opposite gasoline and diesel engines. In Sep 1998, Audi brought quattro permanent all-wheel expostulate to a compress shred for a initial time in a A3. A five-door various assimilated a indication array in Mar 1999.

And a code reached a miracle with a initial era of a quite sporty Audi S3 in a open of that same year: a 1.8 liter, inline four-cylinder engine with turbocharging and 5 valves per cylinder constructed 154 kW (210 hp).

The separate grille still used in a second-generation Audi A3 was transposed in 2005 by a Singleframe, that went on to turn a brand’s defining pattern element. Audi also stretched a A3 family to embody a initial open-topped variant: The A3 Cabriolet launched in 2008 with a classical cloth top.

Now in a third generation, a Audi A3 is accessible for a initial time as a notchback sedan*. This chronicle of a A3 distinguished a premiere during a 2012 Geneva Motor Show. In 2016, any and any various in a whole indication array perceived a record update.

The Audi RS 3 Sportback is a sporty spearhead of a indication series. The initial era was launched in 2011 with a 250 kW (340 hp), five-cylinder engine. The second book of a RS 3 Sportback with 270 kW (367 hp) followed in 2015.

At this year’s Paris Motor Show, Audi presented a RS 3 Sedan* – a initial compress notchback Audi with an RS badge. The RS 3 sedan is powered by a 2.5 TFSI engine with 294 kW (400 hp), a many absolute five-cylinder engine on a market.

Cockpit: from analog to digital
The initial and second era of a Audi A3 rolled off a public line with an analog speedometer and tachometer. The stream A3 is accessible with a discretionary Audi practical cockpit. The all-digital cockpit depicts a many critical driving-relevant information in high fortitude on a TFT shade with a 12.3-inch diagonal. The motorist can switch between two views by dire a “View” symbol on a multifunction steering wheel. In Classic mode, a instruments are as vast as required analog instruments. In Infotainment mode, however, a executive window dominates. It provides some-more space for a navigation map or displays easy-to-read lists from a Telephone, Radio and Audio functions. Tachometer and speedometer are displayed here as tiny turn gages.

Drive system: from required to alternative
The A3 is also a foregoer in a Audi indication portfolio when it comes to expostulate complement variants. Besides 8 required gasoline and diesel engines, a A3 indication array has also been accessible with dual choice expostulate systems given a launch of a third generation: a healthy gas-powered indication and a plug-in hybrid.

The Audi A3 e-tron* is a brand’s initial plug-in hybrid. It pairs a 1.4 TFSI with an electric motor. The explosion engine produces 110 kW (150 hp) and delivers 250 Nm (184.4 lb-ft) of torque; these total for a electric engine are 75 kW and 330 Nm (243.4 lb-ft). The complement energy of 150 kW (204 hp) enables sporty pushing performance. When connected to a 380 volt three-phase outlet, it takes only over dual hours to entirely recharge a lithium-ion battery (8.8 kWh).

The indication array offers another choice expostulate complement with a A3 Sportback g-tron*: a compress five-door indication can also use Audi e-gas, whose prolongation is probably meridian neutral, as an choice to hoary healthy gas. Equipped with a 1.4 TFSI engine producing 81 kW (110 hp), a A3 Sportback g-tron sets standards for potency and economy. Fuel costs to a patron are roughly 4 euros per 100 kilometers (62.1 mi). Thanks to a four-cylinder engine’s pattern for bivalent fuels, a operation is over 400 kilometers (248.5 mi) in a NEDC cycle with healthy gas fuel. When powered by gasoline, a pushing operation is extended by as most as an additional 900 kilometers (559.2 mi).

Transmission: initial dual-clutch involuntary transmission
The racing-inspired electrohydraulic dual-clutch delivery done a entrance in an Audi volume prolongation indication with a second-generation A3. It enabled sporty pushing interjection to lightning-fast rigging changes with no mangle in propulsive power. Today a S tronic dual-clutch delivery is resolutely determined and is accessible in scarcely any indication family.

Light: from halogen to Matrix LED
The A3 reflects a growth of lighting record over a final 20 years. The initial Audi A3 was versed with halogen lights. Today a reward compress comes customary with xenon headlights. Optional Matrix LED headlights irradiate a highway with a light really identical to illumination but causing glisten for other highway users.

15 LEDs in any Matrix LED headlight irradiate from 3 reflectors to furnish a high beam. A camera on a interior counterpart feeds information to a controller. The controller turns particular LEDs on or off as needed, or dims them in 64 steps. The Matrix LED headlights can so comprehend several million opposite light distributions. They privately irradiate highway signs with 30 percent reduction energy to forestall glisten caused by reflections.

Assistance systems: on a home widen to piloted driving
The countless motorist assistance systems in a A3 reflect Audi’s fast gait of growth in electrical systems and electronics. The stream indication era offers such systems as Audi active line support or Audi pre clarity front including predictive walking protection.

The discretionary trade jam support in a stream A3 is groundbreaking. The complement maintains stretch to a automobile forward in traffic. If a patron combines a trade jam support and
S tronic, a A3 automatically sets off again following brief stops. In slow-moving trade adult to
65 km/h (40.4 mph) on well-paved roads, a trade jam support even takes over a steering – a pivotal step toward piloted driving.

Model of success: some-more than 4 million units delivered given 1996
20 years of a Audi A3: in Germany alone, a multiple of physique style, engine, delivery and expostulate complement yields 54 variants of a reward compress model. But a automobile from Ingolstadt has now turn a tellurian player, carrying cowed a roads of some-more than 100 sales markets. Audi produces a Audi A3*, A3 Sportback*, A3 Sportback e-tron* and A3 Sportback g-tron* models during a site in Ingolstadt. In 2001, a Audi Group stretched portions of A3 prolongation with a trickery in Győr, Hungary. Today, a Audi A3 Sedan* and A3 Cabriolet* come off a public line there. Audi produces a A3 Sportback and a A3 Sedan for a Chinese marketplace during a bureau in Foshan. Total prolongation volume given a automobile done a entrance 20 years ago is some-more than 4 million A3 models.


Fuel expenditure of a models named above:

Audi RS 3 Sedan:
This automobile is not nonetheless on sale. It does not nonetheless have form capitulation and is therefore not subject to gauge 1999/94/EC.

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 1.8 – 1.6** (130.7 – 147.0 US mpg)
Combined electrical expenditure in kWh/100 km: 12 – 11.4**
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 40 – 36** (64.4 – 57.9 g/mi)

Audi A3 Sportback g-tron:
Combined CNG expenditure in kg/100 km: 3.6 – 3.3**
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km (gasoline): 5.5 – 5.1** (42.8 – 46.1 US mpg)
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 98 – 89** (157.7 – 143.2 g/mi);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km (gasoline): 128 – 117** (206.0 – 188.3 g/mi)

Audi A3 three-door:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 5.8 – 3.8** (40.6 – 61.9 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 133 – 99** (214.0 – 159.3 g/mi)

Audi A3 Sportback:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 6.0 – 3.8** (39.2 – 61.9 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 137 – 99** (220.5 – 159.3 g/mi)

Audi A3 Sedan:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 5.9 – 3.7** (39.9 – 63.6 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 136 – 98** (218.9 – 157.7 g/mi)

Audi A3 Cabriolet:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 6.3 – 4.2** (37.3 – 56.0 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 144 – 110** (231.7 – 177 g/mi)

**Figures count on a tire/wheel sets used and a engine/transmission variant.

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