Technology Update for a Compact Bestseller – a new Audi A3

Posted on 06. Apr, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Driver assistance systems from a Audi full-size category
With countless motorist assistance systems, a new Audi A3 raises a bar in a reward compress shred nonetheless again. The serve grown Audi active line support and Audi pre clarity front, including predictive walking protection, make city and nation pushing even safer.

New in a shred is a trade jam assist, that works together with Audi adaptive journey control (ACC) and a StopGo feature. The discretionary complement keeps a automobile during a protected stretch from a automobile in front, and in multiple with a S tronic, automatically sets a automobile in suit again after a brief stop. In indolent trade adult to 65 km/h (40.4 mph), a trade jam support even quickly takes over a steering on well-paved roads. Another new underline for a A3 family is a discretionary Emergency Assist. This complement triggers braking down to a protected stop if, notwithstanding warnings, no steering activity by a motorist is detected. The new back cross-traffic support warns a motorist about cranky trade when solemnly subsidy out of a perpendicular parking space, for example.

Controls displays, infotainment and Audi connect
The prominence in a interior of a new Audi A3* is a Audi unsentimental cockpit. This innovative handling judgment is accessible for a initial time in a compress class. The Audi virtual cockpit displays a many critical driving-relevant information in high fortitude on a 12.3-inch erratic TFT screen. The motorist can switch between twin views by dire a “View” symbol on a multifunction steering wheel. In classical mode, a instruments seem as vast as a common analog displays. 

In infotainment mode, however, a executive window predominates, that provides some-more space to a navigation map or shows lists for a telephone, radio and audio. The tachometer and speedometer seem as tiny turn clocks.

The menu structure in a MMI complement has been redesigned. Operation with a prosaic hierarchies is formed on smartphones. The centerpiece of a MMI depot is a turn rotary/push-button control, whose ring is bright in white in a tip version. On a aspect is a touch-sensitive touchpad for entering characters and for multi-finger gestures, permitting a motorist to wizz within a map. Above and beside a rotary/push-button control are toggle switches and buttons with that a motorist can navigate by a newly designed menu structure. The extended voice control for navigation, radio, media and phone now also understands many phrases from bland language.

In infotainment, a new Audi A3 again sets new standards. The MMI radio and with a electrically extended 7-inch erratic guard is customary equipment. The optionally accessible MMI navigation and MMI navigation and with MMI hold in and with a Audi bond procedure move many online functions into a car. They include, for example, navigation with Google Earth and Google Street View trade information in genuine time as good as unsentimental information on parking, destinations, news or a weather. The information is transmitted around a super-fast LTE standard. The compulsory prosaic rate information devise is enclosed interjection to a Audi bond SIM label pre-installed in a car. The patron receives this embedded SIM (e‑SIM) in multiple with Audi bond in Europe. It permits roaming in many European countries. Regardless of a integrated Audi bond services, information packets for particular internet use can also be requisitioned around a Wi-Fi hotspot.

The giveaway Audi MMI bond app enables other services, such as online media streaming and send of a calendar from a smartphone to a MMI. The A3 e-tron* also facilities services for programming a charging and a depart time and for a atmosphere conditioning.

Cell phones with iOS and Android handling systems are connected with a automobile around a Audi smartphone interface. The Audi phone box in a core armrest utilizes near-field coupling to couple smartphones wirelessly to a vehicle’s receiver and enables preliminary charging.

Newly designed apparatus lines
Although frequency any change has been finished to a measure – 4.24 meters (13.91 ft) in length with a wheelbase of 2.60 meters (8.53 ft) – a new Audi A3* appears even sportier and some-more fluent than ever. Its Singleframe grille facilities crook contours and is broader. The headlights are flatter, with particular outdoor contours.

The back accentuates a breadth of a new A3 – with a plane bright graphics of a back lights and a subdivision corner above a redesigned diffuser. The tone palette has been expanded. Twelve paint colors are accessible to select from, including a 5 new colors Ara blue, Cosmic blue, Nano gray, Tango red and Vegas yellow. Daytona gray pearl outcome paintwork is indifferent for a S line extraneous package.

New for a A3 are a modularly designed apparatus lines. They means a patron even larger leisure of choice, and for a initial time, also impact sum of a exterior. Besides a simple models, a destiny binds in store a twin lines competition and design, with their discretionary S line competition package and pattern preference apparatus lines.

Extensively updated: a engine lineup
The engine lineup for a Audi A3 comprises 6 engines (three gasoline and 3 diesel units). Their energy outlay ranges from 81 kW (110 hp) to 140 kW (190 hp). All A3 models perform a EU6 standard.

With a 1.0 TFSI, Audi is charity a three-cylinder indication in a Audi A3 array for a initial time. The compress engine outputs 85 kW (115 hp) and delivers 200 Nm (147.5 lb-ft) of torque during 2,000 to 3,500 revolutions per minute. The new entry-level gasoline engine is fit but sacrificing anything in terms of pushing pleasure.

The 1.4 TFSI COD ultra facilities cylinder-on-demand potency technology, branch off twin cylinders when a analogous outlay is not required. The engine with 1,395 ccm banishment outputs 110 kW (150 hp) and develops 250 Nm (184.4 lb-ft) of torque.

A technical prominence is a totally new 2.0 TFSI with a innovative explosion process. From a banishment of 1,984 ccm it generates 140 kW (190 hp), delivering 320 Nm (236.0 lb-ft) of torque during 1,500 to 4,200 revolutions per minute.

Audi offers a four-cylinder TDI engine with 1,968 ccm banishment in twin opening levels in a new A3*. The 2.0 TDI comes optionally with 110 kW (150 hp) and 340 Nm (250.8 lb-ft) during 1,750 to 3,000 revolutions per notation – and will shortly be accessible with 135 kW (184 hp) and 380 Nm (280.3 lb-ft) during 1,750 to 3,000 revolutions per minute.

The new entry-level diesel engine is a 1.6 TDI with 81 kW (110 hp). It is accessible in multiple with a six-speed primer delivery or a S tronic seven-speed twin purchase transmission.

The 2.0 TFSI engines are assimilated by a entirely newly grown seven-speed S tronic with soppy clutch. It replaces a prior six-speed twin purchase delivery with dry clutch. The new Audi A3 transmits a engine energy to a front wheels by default. For a gasoline-engine versions, quattro all-wheel expostulate is accessible for a 2.0 TFSI with 140 kW (190 hp).

The cessation of a new Audi A3 impresses with a offset and sporty tuning. With a discretionary competition suspension, a physique lies 15 millimeters (0.6 in) lower, and 25 millimeters (1.0 in) reduce with a S line competition suspension. The electromechanical energy steering is supportive and fit in operation. On request, Audi provides a further electrically powered on-going steering complement for many models that is customary in a Audi S3* series.

The new Audi A3 rides on 16-inch wheels as customary equipment, with 17-inch wheels accessible in a pattern and competition apparatus lines. The far-reaching operation of options with 17-, 18- and 19-inch wheels includes new designs. The line of tires has also been overhauled, and now offers softened opening with optimized rolling resistance.

For a initial time in a segment: Matrix LED headlights
The headlights of a Audi A3* yield a particular and new demeanour with their angled bottom edges. Xenon and units are standard; as options Audi offers LED headlights and for a initial time pattern LED headlights as well.

Consistent lightweight pattern has brought a quell weight of a Audi A3 with 1.0 TFSI engine down to only 1,150 kg (2,535.3 lb) – a lightest in a class. The physique of a new Audi A3 is crashproof and firm to a high extent. A noise-insulating windshield is customary equipment.

The interior affords a tip peculiarity standard of Audi. The newly designed three-spoke steering circle is exhilarated on request. For some-more comfort on prolonged journeys, Audi offers a motorist chair with massage duty in a new A3.

Sustainably en route: a new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
The plug-in hybrid version, a Audi A3 Sportback e-tron*, combines a 1.4 TFSI, that outputs 110 kW (150 hp) and delivers 250 Nm (184.4 lb-ft) of torque, with an electric engine that produces 75 kW and 330 Nm (243.4 lb-ft). The complement outlay of 150 kW (204 hp) affords sporty pushing performance.

Full charging of a lithium-ion battery (8.8 kWh) from a 380-volt 3 phase-current supply takes a small over twin hours.

The new Audi A3 Sportback g-tron
Audi offers still another expostulate choice with a A3 Sportback g-tron*: The five-door compress indication can use climate-neutrally constructed Audi e-gas as fuel, in further to fossil-based 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 EUR 4 per 100 kilometers (62.1 mi). Thanks to a four-cylinder engine’s pattern for bivalent fuels, a operation is over 400 km (248.5 mi) in a NEDC with healthy gas fuel. When powered by gasoline, a pushing operation is extended by as most as an additional 900 km (559.2 mi).

More power: a new Audi S3
7 kW (10 hp) facilities some-more energy and, in and with a S tronic, 20 Nm (14.8 lb-ft) aloft torque – Audi has finished one improved with a Audi S3*. Moreover, Audi engineers have integrated S3-specific control for a Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC) and a multi-plate clutch. The result: even larger pushing dynamics, pushing pleasure and safety.

The 2.0 TFSI now outputs 228 kW (310 hp) and with S tronic delivers 400 Nm (295.0 lb-ft) over a vast operation of 2,000 to 5,400 revolutions per minute. The S3 Sportback, a S3 Sedan and a S3 Cabriolet also distinction from a endless new features.

The new Audi A3 array goes on sale in early May, with a initial deliveries to business occurring in summer. The simple cost for a Audi A3 with a new 1.0 TFSI engine is EUR 23,300 in Germany.

Fuel expenditure of a models named above:

Audi A3:
This automobile is not nonetheless on sale. It does not nonetheless have form capitulation and is therefore not theme to Directive 1999/94/EC.

Audi S3:
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron:
This automobile is not nonetheless on sale. It does not nonetheless have form capitulation and is therefore not theme to Directive 1999/94/EC.

Audi A3 Sportback g-tron:
This automobile is not nonetheless on sale. It does not nonetheless have form capitulation and is therefore not theme to Directive 1999/94/EC.

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