The Audi A3 dates back its first introduction onto the market in 1997 as the first vehicle in the world with four wheel drive. For 2016, the A3 Premium adds parking sensors and heated mirrors, a rearview camera, and washer nozzles as standard, whereas the features on greater trim levels have been slightly reshuffled. There is also a fresh “S line” style package to dress up the appearance of A3.
The base Premium trim level now comes standard with automatic xenon headlights, 17″ alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, heated mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, and the windshield-washer nozzles. There are akso automatic wipers, a rearview camera, cruise control, and a panoramic sunroof (sedan). You can choose from a range of 10 pre-picked colors or even go for a custom paint job if you want to really personalize your A3.
You have the option to choose from 3 different interior trims and as standard, there is leather upholstery. There is a tilt and telescopic 3-spoke multi function steering wheel, leather seating, and dual-climate control for your comfort. The front seats are 12-way powered with 4-way lumbar adjustment. The rear seats are split folding to increase cargo space whenever you might need it too!
The standard features include an iPod integration and Audi Connect, 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system that uses a 4G cellular data connection to provide a Google Maps navigation and Wi-Fi hot spot. In addition, available is an MMI Navigation Plus system that includes a touchpad and voice control which allows you to write out your destination with just your fingertip.
If you want to lower your soft-top convertible roof you can, up to speeds of nearly 31 mph! The A3 is readily available with active lane keeping assist, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, push-button start, iPod integration and Audi Connect that uses a 4G cellular data connection to provide a Google Maps navigation and Wi-Fi hot spot.
Engine/ Fuel Efficiency
The 2016 A3 runs on a 1.8L Turbocharged TFSI 16 valve DOHC engine that hits an impressive 170 HP. Acceleration wise, Audi really delivers; the A3 can reach 60 mph in just 7.2 seconds. With a top speed of 170 mph and a combined MPG rating of 27 (23/ City, 33/ Highway) this is not only a great car for racing around, but it’s also pretty easy on the wallet!
Safety features on the A3 include traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control and the tire pressure monitoring system. Airbags include passenger front and advanced driver airbags, thorax side airbags, knee airbags, as well as side curtain airbags. An Active Lane Assist, Adaptive cruise control, and Audi Pre-Sense automatic braking are all optional on the A3 Prestige while an anti-theft alarm system also comes standard.
Featured Image: edmunds.comPosted on July 6, 2016