Audi A3

Audi A3 Variants

Petrol Variants
Audi A3 40 TFSI Premium Plus
1798 cc Petrol, 16.6 kmpl
Rs. 30,27,000
Audi A3 40 TFSI Cabriolet
1798 cc Petrol, 0 kmpl
Rs. 44,75,000
Diesel Variants
Audi A3 35 TDI Attraction
1968 cc Diesel, 20.38 kmpl
Rs. 24,56,000
Audi A3 35 TDI Premium
1968 cc Diesel, 20.38 kmpl
Rs. 27,40,000
Audi A3 35 TDI Premium Plus
1968 cc Diesel, 20.38 kmpl
Rs. 31,09,000
Audi A3 35 TDI Technology
1968 cc Diesel, 20.38 kmpl
Rs. 32,93,000

Editorial Test Drive Review of Audi A3

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

While BMW and Mercedes have revealed new for India budget offerings respectively Audi meanwhile has the all important A3 sedan for us. We say important because just like the Mercedes CLA it will be the key to Audi’s growth in India and grabbing more market share. The A3 sedan will be the most affordable Audi offering in India promising huge sales. Unlike Mercedes it will not launch the A3 in hatchback form and only the sedan will come. At first glance it is a good looking sedan for sure. Though there is no mistaking in the fact that this is a typical Audi it looks well proportioned from every angle. Its design is a cross between the classic three-box concept and the coupe philosophy. There are some cool design details like the “tornado line” design element forms an edge that runs over the entire side. The A3 Sedan has a 2.64 meter (8.66 ft) long wheelbase and an overall length of 4.46 meters. It is compact looking but muscular with loads of presence on offer especially with the flared wheel arches. The A3 Sedan is eleven mm (0.43 in) wider than the A3 Sportback and has the trademark Audi design details like the singleframe grille, integrated spoiler at the rear and of course the full-LED headlights. In-fact we are tempted to say that design wise it looks like a scaled down A6. Step inside and a lot is obviously shared with the A3 hatch and quality, fit and finish is pretty much the best. The instrument panel with its curved front is stylish, and the center console is slightly turned towards the driver. Equipment list is long and has features like the MMI system plus a high-resolution 7-inch-screen. Thanks to the long wheelbase, it will be more comfy at the back than the A3 hatch but not as spacious as the A4 sedan. There is a range of engines to choose from though for India the 2.0 TDI and the 1.8 TSI would be favourites. The 2.0 TDI makes 150 bhp and 320 Nm of torque. Performance is good as the A3 Sedan goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.7 seconds and has a top speed of 220 km/h. The 1.8 TFSI produces 180 bhp and 250 Nm of torque. Pricing is key and it will be slotted below the A4 and will be the cheapest Audi on sale in India. For a detailed analysis read below..

Audi A3 Interiors

Step inside and a lot is obviously shared with the A3 hatch and quality, fit and finish is pretty much the best. The instrument panel with its curved front is stylish, and the center console is slightly turned towards the driver. Equipment list is long and has features like the MMI system plus a high-resolution 7-inch-screen. Thanks to the long wheelbase, it will be more comfy at the back than the A3 hatch but not as spacious as the A4 sedan.

What we like
Superb quality
What we don't like
Lacks rear seat space

Audi A3 Interiors Details

Audi A3 Boot space

The Audi A3 has 425 litres of boot space

Audi A3 Speedometer

The Audi A3 has a sporty analogue speedometer

Audi A3 Gear lever

The Audi A3 has a leather wrapped gear lever

Audi A3 Cup holders

The Audi A3 has front and rear cup holders

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Audi A3 Exteriors

At first glance it is a good looking sedan for sure. Though there is no mistaking in the fact that this is a typical Audi it looks well proportioned from every angle. Its design is a cross between the classic three-box concept and the coupe philosophy. There are some cool design details like the “tornado line” design element forms an edge that runs over the entire side. The A3 Sedan has a 2.64 meter (8.66 ft) long wheelbase and an overall length of 4.46 meters. It is compact looking but muscular with loads of presence on offer especially with the flared wheel arches. The A3 Sedan is eleven mm (0.43 in) wider than the A3 Sportback and has the trademark Audi design details like the singleframe grille, integrated spoiler at the rear and of course the full-LED headlights. In-fact we are tempted to say that design wise it looks like a scaled down A4.

What we like
Stylish and superb build
What we don't like
Looks small

Audi A3 Exteriors Details

Audi A3 Front design

The Audi A3 has the typical Audi family front end design with a large chrome grille

Audi A3 Rear design

The Audi A3 has a typical Audi rear end design

Audi A3 Side profile

The Audi A3 has a very sporty side profile with less overhang

Audi A3 Ground Clearance

The Audi A3 has adequate ground clearance

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Audi A3 Engine & Performance

There is a range of engines to choose from though for India the 2.0 TDI and the 1.8 TSI would be favourites. The 2.0 TDI makes 150 bhp and 320 Nm of torque. Performance is good as the A3 Sedan goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.7 seconds and has a top speed of 220 km/h. The 1.8 TFSI produces 180 bhp and 250 Nm of torque. Pricing is key and it will be slotted below the A4 and will be the cheapest Audi on sale in India.

What we like
Has a wide line-up of engine

Audi A3 Engine and Performance Details

Audi A3 Acceleration

Both petrol and diesel models of the Audi A3 have strong acceleration

Audi A3 Top speed

The diesel A3 has a top speed of 224 kmh while the petrol A3 has a top speed of 235 kmh

Audi A3 In-gear acceleration

Both the diesel and the petrol A3s have strong in-gear acceleration

Audi A3 Gearbox

The Audi A3 diesel comes with a six-speed dual clutch gearbox while the petrol model has a seven-speed double clutch gearbox

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Audi A3 Mileage and Running Costs

Audi A3 Petrol Mileage 16.6 kmpl

Audi A3 Diesel Mileage 20.38 kmpl

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Audi A3 Petrol Variants
Audi A3 40 TFSI Premium Plus 16.6 kmpl
Audi A3 40 TFSI Cabriolet --
Audi A3 Diesel Variants
Audi A3 35 TDI Attraction 20.38 kmpl
Audi A3 35 TDI Premium 20.38 kmpl
Audi A3 35 TDI Premium Plus 20.38 kmpl
Audi A3 35 TDI Technology 20.38 kmpl

Audi A3 Petrol Mileage

 The Audi A3 petrol has an ARAI claimed fuel efficiency figure of 16.6 kml.

Audi A3 Diesel Mileage

The Audi A3 diesel has an ARAI rated fuel efficiency figure of 20.38 kml.

Audi A3 Mileage Details

Audi A3 Tank Range

The Audi A3 has a 50 litre fuel tank

Audi A3 Handling Braking & Safety

Handling is perfect and thanks to its compact size it feels tight and nimble. The top variants will have the Quattro four wheel drive technology which means superb grip will be on offer. Of course it will be loaded with all kinds of safety features.

What we like
Superb grip and direct steering
What we don't like
Not as fun as BMW 1 Serie

Audi A3 Handling, Braking & Safety Details

Audi A3 Handling

The Audi A3 has good handling traits

Audi A3 Braking performance

The Audi A3 has effective braking

Audi A3 Safety features

The Audi A3 has ABS with EBD, traction control and multiple airbags

Audi A3 ABS

The Audi A3 comes with ABS as standard

Audi A3 Traction control

The Audi A3 comes with traction control as standard

Audi A3 Comfort & Suspension

Audi A3 Comfort & Suspension Details

Audi A3 Comfort

The Audi A3 has a comfortable ride

Audi A3 Front suspension

The Audi A3 has McPherson strut front suspension

Audi A3 Rear suspension

The Audi A3 has a four link rear suspension

Audi A3 Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 4456 mm
Overall Width 1968 mm
Overall Height 1416 mm
Ground Clearance --

Engine

Torque 320Nm @ 1750 - 3000 rpm
Displacement 1968 cc
Power 145PS @ 3500 - 4000 rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 205/55 R16
Wheel Size 16 inch
Wheel Type Alloy

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Audi A3 Features

Audi A3 40 TFSI Premium Plus 40 TFSI Cabriolet 35 TDI Attraction 35 TDI Premium 35 TDI Premium Plus 35 TDI Technology
ABS
Airbags
Power Steering
Power Windows
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Audi A3 Colors

  • Brilliant Red
  • Ibis white
  • Ice silver
  • Phantom black
  • Teak brown
  • Moonlight blue
  • Volcano red

Audi A3 Price

Audi A3 Price in New Delhi

Rs 24.56 L - 44.75 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
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The ex showroom price of Audi A3 ranges from Rs 24.56 Lakh to Rs 44.75 Lakh. Audi A3 is available in 6 variants. To find the on road price of Audi A3 you need to click on the check on road price.

Audi A3 has 2 Petrol variant(s), 4 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Audi A3 40 TFSI Premium Plus which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 30.27 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Audi A3 35 TDI Technology which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 32.93 Lakh .

Audi A3 News

Audi A3
Audi registers Q1, A2 and RS2 names
By Shantonil Nag Posted on Nov,11,11 4:00 PM

As the number of cars rises and the space on the tarmac descreases, preponderance luxury car-makers like Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz are all squeezing the size of the their cars to target the customers who want something that can pass through a pack

Audi A3
Report How the new A3 has helped Audi maintain its leadership position
By Bunny Punia Posted on Dec,12,15 8:52 AM

While various segments of the Indian car industry are growing at an average rate, the luxury market is one of those few areas which are witnessing a positive growth of double digit figures. Cars costing upwards of Rs 25 lakh are selling in great

Audi A3
Audi announces year-end discounts
By Siddharth Posted on Nov,11,17 12:17 PM

Audi India has announced big discounts across its model range. The discounts have been announced as part of a year-end offer, most probably to clear the existing stock. The discounts are being offered on the newly launched Audi A3 compact sedan,

Audi A3
Audi A3 launched at Rs 22.95 lakh!
By Shivank Bhatt Posted on Aug,08,07 1:20 PM

Audi has launched the much anticipated A3 sedan with prices starting from Rs 22.95 lakh in New Delhi today. With that price-tag, the A3 has become the most affordable, premium badged luxury sedan available in the country as of the date. The launch

Audi A3
3 new car launches in the next 6 days Audi A3, New i20, Tata Zest
By Bunny Punia Posted on Aug,08,06 4:29 PM

The Indian car market has been witnessing new launches in the past few weeks with the latest being the absolutely gorgeous Punto Evo (see launch video). Next in line are two new products and one major upgrade, all three being in different car segment

Audi A3 Reviews

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By Posted on Aug,08,28 3:42 PM

Pros Good Performance,

Cons Average Interiors,

i realy like this car .. bcz its a very good brand in very good price ,,so its is very beautiful package from audi ..good looks good comfort n fuel economy

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Comments

By lovekesh jayant Posted on Jul,27,2014 at 16:43 PM

i like it


By sourav dutta Posted on Jul,27,2014 at 13:02 PM

please inform me about this car im really n seriously waiting my first car will be audi a3


By neelamegan Posted on Jul,25,2014 at 18:43 PM

I would like to buy automatic transmission if its possible I am sure


By DR.DEEPAK Posted on Jul,23,2014 at 21:01 PM

i would like to go for Audi A 3.Please let me know when it will launch & Price Thank you DR.DEEPAK


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