Audi A3 with 150 hp diesel engine. Standard besides ABS, ESB and six airbags are also 17 "alloy wheels, power windows, air conditioning, sports seats, a leather sports steering wheel, sports suspension, the radio" Audi ", Fog lights, trip computer and a few other goodies on board.
New A3 with a front center armrest, the MMI radio, the navigation package with a retractable 5.8 "color screen, xenon plus headlights, the light package, the multi-function sports steering wheel, heated seats, cruise control, 8-speaker, an electronic 2-zone climate control, the parking aid plus front and rear, as well as the metallic paint "monsoon gray."
Inside, the A3 is just as dynamic as the body. The designers have clearly worked on the premise that less is often more tailored and a sporty interior and factual. The round air vents and a center console that has been very slim stress in combination with the silver inlays and comfortable sports seats, the sporty ambience.
The navigation system runs automatically when it starts out from the upper part of the center console and offers a very nice presentation, although the display of 5.8 is not "one of the largest in its class. Operation MMI knob on the center console is down it's very easy , and all other functions are intuitive. With such a tidy work space allows the driver to concentrate fully on driving.
The available space for driver and passenger has failed extraordinarily generous in the rear it comes naturally to some type of construction closely. The narrow entrance, which after folding the sports seats remains to climb over the back seat, is also only for articulating people.
Generous failed then the luggage compartment, which is with 365 liter capacity and quite spacious by folding down the rear seats can be enhanced. There are also many large storage compartments in the passenger compartment and convenient cup holders.
When a car is designed as sporty as the A3 then expected also in the engine a little more. Here is the new 2.0-liter TDI with an output of 150 hp (110 kW) is a good choice. The engine offers right from the start and compelling performance coupled carries out his work very quiet and smooth. The maximum torque of 320 Nm is available from 1750 to 3000 rev / min are available, but even among them one notices anything about a turbo lag. Even at every little pressure on the gas pedal the engine delivers its power immediately and is also in the intermediate sprint from high gears out yet blessed with enough pulling power.
By pressing the "drive select" can also choose different driving modes. The driver has the choice between "comfort", "dynamic", "car", "efficiency" and "individal". Depending on which mode is selected, and steering, accelerator mapping and dynamics are changed.
Even in the "comfort" mode, the A3 is moving dynamically, the difference with the "sport" mode, although noticeable, but not huge. Who chooses the sporting set, the sprints in 8.6 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h and up to 216 km / h.
The steering fits here perfectly the dynamic appearance, and the chassis, despite its sporty yet pleasantly comfortable. The 6-speed manual transmission is also well aligned and can be switched exquisite, light and very crisp. The courses are designed to be long, so that even at highway speeds in a still very low speed range is traveling.
So the A3 creates in turn the perfect balance between driving pleasure and fuel economy tidy. Who is the most economical way mode, which is indicated on the factory 4.1 liter come pretty close. We chose during our consumption round the "auto" mode, it certainly once tasted the power of the 2.0 liter diesel engine and come up with an average fuel consumption of 5.2 liters - a top value for the offered performance and driving pleasure.
In the city the very good working start / stop system helps saving, so you are both in city traffic as well as outside with the A3 always good journey. Despite its coupe-like styling, the clarity is surprisingly good, the parking aid is nevertheless a useful extra and helps maneuver the A3 to the nearest centimeter in tight parking spaces.
The new Audi A3 can really shine with more driving pleasure with even more efficient consumption. Compared to its predecessor, he has continued to improve in terms of premium character even further. It provides a very neat processed interior, which contrasts pleasantly with its reduction to the essentials of some other model. The slim design of the interior gives the whole car a lightness that is noticeable in driving dynamics. That the A3 despite its sporty performance as sparingly remains is another plus point.