The all-new Audi A3 goes on sale in September 2012 with prices starting at £19,205 and rising to £26,560.
There will be three engines at launch – two petrol, 1.4 TFSI (122PS) and 1.8 TFSI (180PS) and a diesel 2.0-litre TDI (143PS).
The 1.8-litre TFSI features a seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch transmission; the 1.4-litre TFSI and 2.0-litre TDI are paired with a six-speed manual gearbox. Additional engine and transmission combinations, and new engines such as the 1.4-litre TFSI with innovative cylinder on demand technology, will follow, as will models equipped with quattro permanent all-wheel-drive.
There are three trim levels for the new Audi A3 'SE', 'Sport' and 'S line':
The entry-level Audi A3 SE model features:
16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, MMI radio with electrically folding screen, preparation for SD card navigation, Audi Music Interface iPod connection, a Driver Information System, the Bluetooth mobile phone interface and a multi-function steering wheel. It also offers voice control for many of its telephone and audio system functions.
A3 Sport models add:
17-inch alloy wheels, Audi drive select adaptive dynamics system. This enables the driver to choose between – Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, Efficiency and Individual modes. They influence the weighting of the steering, the sensitivity of the throttle pedal, the shift points of the S tronic transmission if this is fitted and the parameters used by the optional adaptive cruise control system. Additional Sport features also include two-zone climate control, sports seats, sports steering wheel and aluminium detailing inside and out.
Audi A3 S line models gain:
18-inch alloy wheels, S line body styling, xenon headlights with LED daytime running lamps, an S line sports steering wheel and part-leather-upholstered sports seats embossed with the S line logo.
You can place your order now with your local Audi Dealer for September delivery.Published 7 June 2012