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Generational change: Start of prolongation of a new Audi A3 Sportback in Ingolstadt

** The common fuel expenditure values of all models named and accessible on a German marketplace can be found in a list supposing during a finish of this MediaInfo.

Since a first generation, a Audi A3 has had innovations and peculiarity characteristics of a full‑size category on board. After it was presented during a Paris Motor Show in 1996, it immediately non-stop adult a possess marketplace shred and is so deliberate to be a owner of a reward compress class. The Audi employees in Ingolstadt have built roughly 3.8 million Audi A3 models during a domicile of a four rings given a start of production. The Audi A3 was also constructed during a Audi location in Brussels from 2007 to 2009. The corner prolongation of a Audi A3 Sedan** now still runs between Ingolstadt and Győr. The Audi A3 Cabriolet** is also built by Audi Hungaria. The Audi A3 Sportback and A3 Sedan additionally hurl off a prolongation line during a Chinese Foshan plant; a A3 Sedan is also constructed in Aurangabad/India and São José dos Pinhais/Brazil.

The new Audi A3 stays an Ingolstadt exclusive. “The A3 is a success story for a plcae – we are unapproachable to be means to continue this story in 2020 with a new generation,” says Achim Heinfling, Plant Manager during Audi Ingolstadt. “We are good prepared during a location. For a prolongation of a body, we have built a completely new physique emporium in a northern formidable generally for this model. All other prolongation areas have been comprehensively blending for a new Audi A3. The prolongation technologies were increasingly digitalized in a process.”

The new indication from Ingolstadt is sporty and energetic with clever powertrains. Customers can sequence on-going steering and an adaptive cessation as discretionary extras. Electrified drives safeguard high efficiency, upheld by innovative support systems. From a cockpit to a light signature and infotainment, a new Audi A3 Sportback** is digitalized. Additionally, Audi is charity chair upholstery done from recycled element for a new A3 for a initial time.

With a start of prolongation in Ingolstadt, a Audi A3 stays a companion for many Audi employees: For example, Reinhold Konegen gifted how a trade satisfactory visitor in Paris in 1996 became a customer favorite. He trustworthy wheels, routed cables, mounted atmosphere filters, and was obliged for adjusting a cessation and lane for 17 years. For a final eight years, he has been contrast any section during counting point 8 as a final “finisher.” He explains: “The Audi A3 is a part of my life.”

An overview of a milestones of a A3 model series:

  • 1996: Audi presents a first A3 during a Paris Motor how, exclusively as a three‑door model. With a absolute pattern and specially sporty elegance, a reward compress immediately becomes a trendsetter. At this time, no other automobile in this category offers a multiple of a high‑quality interior, ideal ergonomics, and rarely grown technology. 
  • 1998: For a initial timein a compress segment, a Audi A3 with quattro permanent all‑wheel expostulate is presented.
  • 1999: A five‑door various is combined to a indication series. The initial era of a sporty Audi S3 with a 154 kW/210 PS five‑valve turbocharged engine and permanent all‑wheel expostulate creates a forceful statement.
  • 2004: The Audi A3 Sportback creates a debut. The judgment of a five‑door reward compress has been totally reinterpreted.
  • 2008: The initial open various of a A3 family appears: The Audi A3 Cabriolet** launches in 2008 with a classic cloth top. At a finish of March 2008, the millionth section of a second A3 generation rolls off a prolongation line.
  • 2012: The third era of a Audi A3 is presented also as a notchback sedan during a Geneva Motor Show.
  • 2016: Each and each various in a A3 product line receives a technology update. The Audi RS 3 Sportback is a sporty spearhead of a product line; Audi presents a RS 3 Sedan during a engine uncover in Paris.

Consumption values of a models listed
(Information on a fuel/electric energy expenditure and CO2 glimmer total given in ranges count on a comparison apparatus of a car and on a tire/wheel sets used.)

Audi A3 Sportback
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 5.1–3.5; Combined CO2 in g/km: 116–92

Audi A3 Sedan
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 8.5–3.8 Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 194–101

Audi A3 Cabriolet
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 6.8–5.2 Combined CO2 in g/km: 155–119