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New for 2015

The Audi A3 has been redesigned for 2015, with a sedan body style replaces the old hatchback. A new two-door A3 will also join the later in the model year.

Is a size 6 Manolo Blahnik to a size 9? Is a caramel mocha any less tasty because you for tall rather than The answer is no, and it goes to show size isn’t always an of an object’s excellence.

In the past, have certainly not followed model. Bigger was better, was cheap and undesirable. Today, the 2015 Audi A3 is the best of a new, smaller and more premium car that provides a level of quality, equipment and experience to its bigger, more siblings. A commensurately lower also puts luxury like Audi within of newer and/or younger car

Although there was a previous-generation A3, its body style and overall gave the impression of a really compact car done up in leather and gadgets rather than of an authentically luxurious machine of a higher asking price. The 2015 A3 sedan, by comparison, more closely with the definition of a luxury car. it looks and feels like an A4 or A6 got left in the dryer on high Unfortunately, there are side to the shrinkage, namely a cramped and a tiny trunk. They are question the 2015 Audi biggest drawbacks.

Its biggest assets, though, are an constructed interior, generous equipment, an ample options nimble handling and appealing Those engines consist of two punchy and efficient turbocharged four-cylinders, plus an ultra-economical engine that arrives in the model year. There also be an A3 convertible and the high-performance Audi S3 sedan.

In an Edmunds test, the 2015 Audi A3 proved superior to the similarly equipped and priced Mercedes-Benz However, there are other Traditional entry-level luxury like the BMW 320i and 2015 S60 offer similar equipment, they are also bigger and Meanwhile, the new two-door BMW 2 Series is You could also consider non-luxury compacts (for reasons) or midsizers (for In the end, though, the A3 offers the luxury-branded equipment, refinement and for the least amount of money. It to show there’s certainly no in getting the small one.

Styles, Trim Levels, and

The 2015 Audi A3 is a four-door luxury sedan with for five people. There is one trim level, Premium, can be enhanced with the Premium and Prestige option packages. All can be equipped with your of four-cylinder engine, denoted by 1.8 2.0 TFSI and, later in the 2.0 TDI.

The base Premium trim comes standard with wheels, automatic xenon LED daytime running lights, wipers, cruise control, a an eight-way power driver (with four-way power a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, upholstery, 60/40 split-folding seats, Bluetooth phone and connectivity, the MMI electronics interface center console controls and rising screen) and a 10-speaker system with a CD player, and HD radio, and an SD card slot. The Weather package adds front seats, side and windshield washer nozzles. wheels and an iPod interface are separately.

The Premium Plus all those optional items as and adds keyless ignition and dual-zone climate control and an power passenger seat four-way power lumbar). The Plus Convenience package power-folding side mirrors, mirrors (including interior) and interior lighting. Also for Plus is the Driver Assistance that adds a blind-spot system, a rearview camera, and rear parking sensors and an parking system.

Optional on Premium trims is a navigation which also includes a display screen, an enhanced controller, voice controls and a trip computer display. The version automatically includes the interface, while the Premium version gets Audi (WiFi hotspot, various smartphone applications).

The Prestige includes all of the above equipment, plus LED headlights, an S exterior appearance package and a Bang Olufsen sound The Advance Technology package adaptive cruise control, a departure warning system and a collision warning and braking

Available on all A3s are rear side and a Sport package that front sport seats, wheel shift paddles and vehicle settings known as Select.

Powertrains and Performance

2015 Audi A3 comes with a six-speed automated transmission and provides a choice of turbocharged engines named 1.8 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TDI. The numbers engine displacement; the letters whether it’s powered by or diesel.

The front-wheel-drive A3 1.8 TFSI 170 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. estimates that it’ll go zero to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. The EPA estimates it return 27 mpg combined (23 city/33

The 2.0 TFSI produces 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of and comes standard with drive. In Edmunds testing, an A3 2.0 accelerated from zero to 60 mph in a 5.8 seconds. It essentially gets the fuel economy as the 1.8 TFSI, the EPA city rating is actually at 24 mpg.

Official figures on the TDI not yet been released, but expect it to about 148 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque, and around 35 mpg combined.

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Safety

Every 2015 A3 comes standard with brakes, stability and traction front knee airbags, side airbags, full-length curtain airbags and automatic tightening and window closing Pre-Sense) in the case of a potential collision. Rear side are optional.

Standard with the and optional on the Premium Plus is the Assistance package, which a blind-spot warning system, a camera, front and rear sensors, and an automated parking Optional on the Prestige is the Advance package that adds warning, frontal collision and frontal collision mitigation automatic braking) systems.

In brake testing, an A3 2.0 TFSI 17-inch wheels and all-season came to a stop from 60 mph in 118 — a few feet better average.


Interior Design and Features

While the 2015 exterior closely resembles of other Audis, the interior a new course and leaves a more impression. Though some may flashier cabins adorned in of wood or metal, the ultra-modern A3 is in its simplicity. Yet when you look beyond its broader, minimalist you begin to appreciate its top-notch and intricate details like its jet-engine-inspired air vents, finely switchgear and the fluid action of the MMI as it rises from and lowers into the dash.

Every A3 includes that but its display size depends on you opt for navigation. So, too, does the controller. Without nav, just a knob. With it, is a pad on top that allows you to write with your finger entering a destination. It’s and it works. Regardless of MMI version, controls for the stereo and other systems may take some to get used to (especially if you’re to a car with traditional dash-mounted buttons), but they eventually second nature.

Space is to be an issue with the A3. The front is mounted a bit high and lacks support, but a more significant is the backseat. Though more than the rear seat of a CLA-Class, headroom and legroom are You’ll find more in compact cars like a Civic, let alone bigger luxury sedans like the BMW

You’ll find more space in almost any car, as the 10-cubic-foot trunk struggles to fit a bag or a weekend’s worth of luggage for passengers (that’s if they all fit in the cabin).

Driving Impressions

with other small sedans, the 2015 Audi A3 more grown-up: an honest-to-goodness car instead of a fancy compact. The is composed and comfortable, the cabin is and the turbocharged engines provide a wallop of low-end power provides confidence around and on the freeway. Superb fuel helps as well.

Surprisingly, the A3 doesn’t feel sprightly when driving town, mainly because the is a tad too light and numb at lower However, it perks up when around tight turns more enthusiasm. Particularly equipped with the 2.0-liter and all-wheel drive, the A3 can feel a lithe running back in clothing. Just because the A3 is the Audi doesn’t mean you’re getting less of a sport sedan.

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