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Thursday, September 6

2013 Audi A3

The car is now entering its third generation. After a long time the car has finally made its faceoff at the Geneva Motor Show. It will be going on sale this spring.Audi has used the new lightweight technology that has helped them to reduce the weight of the car by about 176 lbs.The new A3 will be offered with one TDI and two TFSI engines, with power ranging from 122 to 180 HP.

The A3 is now 13.91 feet long and it’s front has a single-frame radiator grille and LED daytime running lights.The interiors have also experienced a new change and the quality is even much better.
The car is 13.90 feet long, 4.66 feet high and the wheelbase grew by 0,91 inches.The car has a single-frame radiator grille with six corners and a engine hood with a new design. The front bumper now has  larger air intakes, and the newly designed headlamps are offered with same LED technology, xenon plus lights are available as an option.
At the rear the car has split taillights – in LED technology when equipped with xenon plus headlights. The trunk lid has a  three-dimensional.The A3’s interiors have been newly designed and it comes in three varients – Attraction is the basic, Ambition is the sporty one and Ambiente is the luxurious variant. The interior come in standard  black and titanium gray, at the same time  customers have the option for  pashmina beige, chestnut brown and capri orange and  even cooler leather for the seats covers.
Shift paddles and multifunction keys are available as an option.  The dashboard has four large, round air vents similar to jet design, and the buttons, switches and control has been places in an organised manner.The display of the driver information system (in color on the Ambition and Ambiente lines) displays all major information with good 3-D effects. The car’s rear has  room for three persons and the boot offers a basic capacity of 365 liters. The new A3 will be offered with a choice of three engines: one TDI and two TFSI engines. The base model will be powered by a 1.4 TFSI engine that delivers a total of 122 HP and a peak torque of 147 lbs-ft. This model will speed from 0 to 60 mph in 9.3 seconds and up to a top speed of 126.14 mph, and it has a mileage of 45.23 US mpg.
The top gasoline version will be powered by a 1.8 TFSI engine with an output of 180 hp and 184.39 lb-ft of torque between 1,250 and 5,000 rpm. This model will speed from 0 to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds and up to a top speed 144.16 mph, and it has a mileage of  42.00 US mpg.
The Diesel model will use a 2.0 TDI with 150 HP and 236.02 lb-ft. This version speeds from 0 to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds and has a top speed of 134.22 mph; it has a mileage  of 57.37 US mpg.
The 1.4-litre TFSI and 2.0-litre TDI engines will come with  a six-speed manual transmission. In the 1.8 TFSI, the seven-speed S tronic transmission will be standard.
The new A3 will go on sale in the spring, and first deliveries to customers will be this summer. Prices in Germany are expected to start from 21,600 euros ($28,500).


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