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Audi A3

₹ 25.50 - 34.06 Lakh*
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Audi will launch its cheapest model yet, the A3 sedan in India by the end of this year. It was first unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The four-seat notchback sedan shown here as concept form will have a attractive price-tag.

The Audi A3 Concept is a four-seat notchback sedan which measures 4.44 meters (14.57 ft) long and 1.84 meters (6.04 ft) wide.

The design represents the typical Audi language. The single-frame grille is integrated into the front end, giving it a sculptured look. Its frame is made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP), and the transversely mounted, three-dimensional aluminum louvers create a visual effect that emphasizes the showcar's width. The headlights merge with the beveled upper corners of the single-frame, forming a transition that marks the starting point of the prominently accentuated lines of the engine hood.

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Audi A3 Price List

View Below - Listing of Variants
    Diesel Variants
    • 1968 cc, Diesel, 20.38 kmpl
      ₹ 27.42 Lakh*
    • 1968 cc, Diesel, 20.38 kmpl
      ₹ 32.22 Lakh*
    • 1968 cc, Diesel, 20.38 kmpl
      ₹ 34.06 Lakh*
    Petrol Variants
    • 1798 cc, Petrol, 16.6 kmpl
      ₹ 25.50 Lakh*

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A3 Color Options

  • Beluga Brown Metallic

  • Scuba Blue Metallic

  • Misano Red Pearl Effect

  • Glacier White Metallic

  • Floret Silver Metallic

  • Brilliant Black

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  • Comfort
  • Looks
  • Engine
  • Interiors
  • Safety
  • Mileage

UPDATED: Road test of the A3 Cabriolet (click to read)

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..

 

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Interiors

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 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

Interiors Details

Boot Space

The Audi A3 has 425 litres of boot space

Speedometer

The Audi A3 has a sporty analogue speedometer

Gear Lever

The Audi A3 has a leather wrapped gear lever

Cup Holders

The Audi A3 has front and rear cup holders

Glovebox

The Audi A3 has a lit glovebox

Audio System

The Audi A3 has a MMI interface for the stereo

Air Conditioner

The Audi A3 has climate control air conditioning

Arm Rests

The Audi A3 has front and rear arm rests

Air Vents

The Audi A3 has front and rear air vents

Seats

The Audi A3 has leather seats

Leg Room

The Audi A3 has good leg room for front occupants and is a bit tight for rear passengers

Knee Room

The Audi A3 has good knee room for front occupants and is a bit tight for rear passengers

Shoulder Space

The Audi A3 has limited shoulder space for three passengers in the rear seat

Head Room

The Audi A3 has good head room for all occupants

Steering Wheel

The Audi A3 has a leather wrapped steering wheel

Power Windows

The Audi A3 has all four power windows

Keyless Entry

The Audi A3 has keyless entry

Driver Information Display

The Audi A3 has a driver information display system

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Exteriors

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 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

Exteriors Details

Front Design

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

Rear Design

The Audi A3 has a typical Audi rear end design

Side Profile

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

Ground Clearance

The Audi A3 has adequate ground clearance

Bumpers

The Audi A3 has large bumpers

Head Lamps

The Audi A3 has sleek bi xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights

Tail Lamps

The Audi A3 has sleek tail lamps

Fog Lamps

The Audi A3 comes with front fog lamps

Tyres

The Audi A3 has 205/55 R16 section tyres

Alloy Wheels

The Audi A3 comes with alloy wheels as standard

Outside Mirrors

The Audi A3 has ORVMs on both sides

Colors

The Audi A3 is available in seven shades to choose from

Rear Wiper

The Audi A3 does not come with a rear wiper

Roof Rails

The Audi A3 does not come with roof rails

Sun Roof

The Audi A3 has a panoramic sunroof

Spoiler

The Audi A3 does not come with a rear spoiler

Side Steps

The Audi A3 does not come with side steps

Spare Wheel

The Audi A3 has a spare wheel

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Engine

 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 engines

Engine & Performance Details

Acceleration

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

Top Speed

The diesel A3 has a top speed of 224 km/h while the petrol A3 has a top speed of 235 km/h

In Gear Acceleration

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

Gearbox

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

Power

The Audi A3 diesel develops 145PS of power @ 3500 - 4000 rpm. The A3 petrol develops 180PS power @ 5100 - 6200 rpm

Torque

The A3 petrol develops 250Nm of torque @ 1250 - 5000 rpm. The Audi A3 diesel develops 320Nm of torque @ 1750 - 3000 rpm

NVH Levels

The A3 petrol has lower NVH levels than the diesel model that has acceptable NVH levels

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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 Series

Handling Braking & Safety Details

Handling

The Audi A3 has good handling traits

Braking Performance

The Audi A3 has effective braking

Safety Features

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

Abs

The Audi A3 comes with ABS as standard

Traction Control

The Audi A3 comes with traction control as standard

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Loan

Available EMI options
(For 60 months with interest rate of 10.5% and down payment of ₹ 2.55 Lakh)
₹ 49,328 per month

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Audi a3

By Rehan Sharma Posted on 28 Aug 14, 03:42 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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Great city runabout and efficient

By Bimaljeet Singh Posted on 30 Sep 15, 06:35 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons ,None so far!

I was in the market primarily for a luxury hatchback a year ago, checked the Bmw 1-series, Merc A-Class, but felt both were very cramped even by hatchback standards, and honestly none felt special or luxurious. I wasn't an Audi fan, so skipped the A3. But later on, thought will give it a try. Surprisingly, I found it way better in terms of practicality and the interior are a class act. Was confused between the petrol and the diesel, but finally chose the petrol since running is not that high. Great car for weekend drives and daily commutes. Drive is smooth and the engine's performance is adequate. It may not be as enthusiastic to drive as say a BMW, but it does everything else so much better (we have a 3-series as well!)

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