Compact and energetic four-door models: The Audi A3 Sedan and S3 Sedan

Posted on 11. Jun, 2013 by in Audi Canada

Audi’s initial notchback indication in a reward compress class, a Audi A3 Sedan’s sporty impression is dazzling. It all starts with a quell weight of usually 1,250 kg (2,755.78 lb) for a four-door 1.4 TFSI with S tronic, interjection to Audi’s lightweight pattern mastery. Many of a components in a passenger dungeon are done of high-end hot-formed steel; a hood is aluminum. The low weight of a framework and engines also sets new standards.

Some 4,460 mm in length (14.63 ft), a pattern of a Audi A3 Sedan combines classical notchback styling with a dynamics of a convertible. The prosaic roof line terminates during a C-pillar and merges seamlessly with a shoulder line. The hurricane line is a distinguished contour corner and a circle arches are remarkably flared.

As with all Audi vehicles, a single-frame radiator grille is a primary pattern component adult front. The bumpers, that cancel in distinguished plane contours, as good as vast atmosphere inlets underscore a breadth of a A3 Sedan. Audi can optionally fit this new indication with all-LED headlights, a marvel of engineering and a feast for a eyes alike. Taillights braggadocio light-emitting diodes are also available.

The ample interior of this sporty four-door automobile is polished and straightforward. Its instrument row is lean; a core console is somewhat pointed toward a driver. The vast turn atmosphere vents, a three-dimensional musical inlays and a atmosphere conditioner’s superb control row attest a courtesy to fact that Audi devotes to each vehicle. As in all Audi models, controls are easy-to-use and self-explanatory. The 425-liter (15.01 cubic ft) luggage cell can be extended by folding down a back chair backs.

Three engines will primarily be accessible for a Audi A3 Sedan: one TDI and dual TFSI units. They respectively vaunt 1.4, 1.8 and 2.0 liters of displacement, and underline energy outputs between 103 kW (140 hp) and 132 kW (180 hp). All 3 engines have been overhauled to brew strong energy with startling fuel efficiency. A sold prominence for a 1.4 TFSI is a cylinder on direct (COD) system. At low loads, it temporarily shuts off dual cylinders. Additional engines will be denounced down a road, including a 2.0 TDI that will approve with a glimmer boundary of a EU’s Euro 6 standard, and a 1.6 TDI.

Concerning a powertrain, a A3 Sedan is also best-in-class. Depending on a engine, a primer delivery or a S tronic is available. When total with a Audi expostulate name dynamics system, a S tronic dual-clutch delivery boasts a free-wheeling duty that serve reduces fuel consumption. quattro permanent all-wheel expostulate will be done accessible before long.

The sporty celebrity of a Audi A3 Sedan can be traced in partial to an optimized placement of spindle loads (59% to 41%, front to rear) and a worldly chassis. The MacPherson front cessation contains some aluminum components, while a four-link back cessation handles longitudinal and parallel army separately. A supportive power-steering complement comforts an electromechanical expostulate for high efficiency. Audi can also implement on-going energy steering, that varies a steering ratio. Electronic singular trip differential – an intelligent subsystem of electronic stabilization control (ESC) – creates doing even smoother and safer during quick cornering.

Upon request, Audi can fit a A3 Sedan with Audi expostulate name (standard with a Ambition line). It allows a motorist to select among several modes per engine management, energy steering and a S tronic. In further to Audi captivating float (electronically tranquil startle absorbers), dual sports suspensions are available. Wheels magnitude between 16 and 19 inches in diameter. 19-inch wheels are accessible usually in and with a sports cessation and Audi captivating ride.

Groundbreaking: Infotainment
Audi offers a A3 Sedan business a extensive operation of infotainment modules; top-of-the-line options embody a Bang Olufsen sound complement and MMI navigation plus. The latter’s ultra-sleek 7-inch shade extends electronically from a instrument panel. The user depot has a turn/push control designed as a “touchwheel” with MMI hold – a touchwheel’s tip aspect is a touch-sensitive pad for inputting letters and numbers.

The Audi bond complement ideally complements a MMI navigation plus. Audi bond will shortly extend one-of-a-kind Internet entrance to A3 customers. Starting in Nov 2013, a fourth-generation (“4G”) mobile communications customary famous as LTE (Long Term Evolution) will turn a existence in a A3 Sedan. LTE already enables download rates as high as 100 Mbit/s in many places. This creation demonstrates anew Audi’s supremacy in automotive infotainment.

A3 Sedan passengers can use their mobile inclination interjection to a WLAN hotspot integrated within Audi connect. The motorist advantages from customized Internet services constituent to Audi connect. Services operation from navigation around Google Earth images and Google Street View by Audi online trade information to Facebook and Twitter. A mint Audi bond use is a parking-space locator. This underline provides information on parking spaces, multi-level parking comforts and subterraneous garages.

A extended collection of assistance systems also bolsters a A3 Sedan. They operation from adaptive journey control to Audi side assist, Audi active line assist, camera-based trade pointer approval and a park-assist complement with surround-view camera to a reserve complement Audi pre sense. The motorist information complement with rest recommendation is customary in a sporty and lush Ambition and Ambiente apparatus lines; it is discretionary for a entry-level Attraction line.

Equipment lines also underline their possess particular interior colors. The S line sports package for a Ambition line, for instance, bathes a interior wholly in black. Available upholstery materials embody fabric covers, a brew of fabric and synthetic leather, Milano leather and a multiple of Pearl Nappa leather and Alcantara. Individual options such as Audi adaptive light and a breathtaking potion sunroof are taken directly from a oppulance class. Remarkably, a Audi plant in Györ, Hungary was stretched only to build a A3 Sedan. This new indication will be accessible during German dealerships late this summer. The simple cost will be 24,300 euros (A3 Sedan 1.4 TFSI with 90 kW [122 hp]).

221 kW (300 hp): Audi S3 Sedan
Soon after a A3 Sedan reaches dealerships, Audi will launch a top-of-the-line version: a Audi S3 Sedan. Its 2.0 TFSI will furnish 221 kW (300 hp) and 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque. The scurry from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) takes usually 4.9 seconds with a six-speed S tronic (5.3 seconds with a primer transmission). Speed is electronically capped during 250 km/h (155.34 mph). Its four-cylinder turbocharged engine averages usually 6.9 liters of fuel per 100 km with a S tronic (34.09 US mpg).

An electronically controlled, hydraulic multi-plate purchase constitutes a heart of a quattro drivetrain in a S3 Sedan. The cessation lowers a physique by 25 millimeters (0.98 in). Large brakes are mounted behind a 18-inch wheels. 19-inch wheels are accessible in and with Audi captivating ride. Progressive steering is customary for a S3 Sedan.

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