2015 Audi A3

2015 Audi A3

FWD 1.8T Premium

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
2dr Cabriolet FWD 1.8T PremiumGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$35,600.00
2dr Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium PlusGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$35,600.00
2dr Cabriolet FWD 1.8T PrestigeGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$35,600.00
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T PremiumGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$38,600.00
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Premium PlusGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$38,600.00
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T PrestigeGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$38,600.00
4dr Sdn FWD 1.8T PremiumGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$29,900.00
4dr Sdn FWD 1.8T Premium PlusGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$29,900.00
4dr Sdn FWD 1.8T PrestigeGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$29,900.00
4dr Sdn FWD 2.0 TDI PremiumDiesel FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$32,600.00
4dr Sdn FWD 2.0 TDI Premium PlusDiesel FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$32,600.00
4dr Sdn FWD 2.0 TDI PrestigeDiesel FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$32,600.00
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T PremiumGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$32,900.00
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Premium PlusGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$32,900.00
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T PrestigeGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$32,900.00

4-door Sub-Compact Passenger Car
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $29,900.00
Invoice: $27,808.00
Hwy MPG: 33 mpg
City MPG: 23 mpg

Pros

Innovative technologies; superior craftsmanship; performance; all-wheel drive; cabriolet, clean diesel and potent sport sedan models

Model Highlights

The 2015 Audi A3 sheds its hatchback history for a new set of clothes. Now a handsome compact sedan, the A3 raises the bar on what that segment has to offer.

The new A3 boasts the athletic proportions of its sister sedans in the Audi lineup, and is unmistakably Audi, including the automaker's "Singleframe" grille. The A3 also benefits from Audi ultra, a lightweight construction philosophy that reduces weight in order to increase performance. In the A3, this is evident in the aluminum frame construction.

The A3 is available in three distinct trims: Premium, Premium plus and Prestige. Within each trim, front-wheel-drive models are powered by a direct-injected and turbocharged 1.8L four. The engine delivers 170 horsepower and 200 ft-lb of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. The result is a sprint to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. A3s equipped with Audi's intelligent quattro all-wheel drive utilize the same transmission, this time paired with a 220-horsepower, direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0L four. The larger engine will get the A3 to 60 mph in a scant 5.8 seconds.

Standard features abound in the new A3. Premium A3s come equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, power adjustable side mirrors with integrated LED indicators and a panoramic sunroof. Inside, there's leather upholstery with a 12-way power driver's seat and 4-way power lumbar adjustment. The rear seat, meanwhile, features 60/40 split-fold seatbacks. The multifunction sport steering wheel manually tilts and telescopes and the power windows are one-touch up/down. A 10-speaker Audi concert radio system with CD and MP3 playback is standard, as is an SD card slot, cruise control and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and streaming audio.

Rhe A3 Premium plus gets 18-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels, keyless entry, start and stop, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats and aluminum interior appointments. Finally, the Prestige trim adds full LED headlights, sporty S line exterior appearance elements, a 14-speaker, 705-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system, LED ambient interior lighting, Audi Multi-Media Interface (MMI) with voice-controlled navigation and a touchscreen with handwriting recognition. Front and rear parking sensors, along with a rear view camera, are also standard on the Prestige.

Some terrific options and packages are available on the A3. Audi drive select offers four different driving modes that change shift points, throttle management and steering effort depending upon the selection. The A3 also debuts the innovative use of a 4G LTE data connection. Meanwhile, a Driver Assistance Package offers front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera, and an Advanced Technology Package brings the Audi pre sense front collision avoidance system, active lane assist and adaptive cruise control.

Later in the model year, Audi plans to introduce more models to the A3 lineup. These include a 2-door A3 cabriolet, a 2.0L A3 TDI clean diesel and an S3.

All A3s come equipped with anti-lock brakes with brake assist, stability and traction control and a bevy of advanced cabin airbags, including rear-passenger thorax side airbags.

Model News

The Audi A3 is completely redesigned for 2015. Unlike previous model years, with the A3 positioned as a 4-door hatchback, the new A3 is instead a small sedan. The premium sedan is offered in three different trims, with either turbocharged 1.8L or 2.0L power mated to a 6-speed Audi S tronic dual-clutch transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, with Audi's excellent quattro all-wheel drive available, and Audi claims the 2.0 is capable of 0-60 mph is 5.8 seconds. Arriving later in 2014 will be an A3 cabriolet, an A3 TDI clean diesel, and a potent S3, with a gasoline-electric hybrid A3 e-tron coming in 2015. Pricing for the new A3 sedan starts at $29,900.

Value Writeup

The reinvented Audi A3 is poised to make a big splash in the compact sedan segment. The A3 abounds with attractive athleticism, and it pioneers and technology features such as a 4G LTE data connection and an advanced multi-media interface. Against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz CLA250, it more than holds its own and the overall package makes it hard to ignore.

Pricing

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Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Shiraz Red Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (3A3A)

  • Black
  • Titanium Gray
  • Chestnut Brown
 

Lotus Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (2Z2Z)

  • Black
  • Titanium Gray
  • Chestnut Brown
 

Scuba Blue Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (S9S9)

  • Black
  • Titanium Gray
  • Chestnut Brown
 

Ice Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (P5P5)

  • Black
  • Titanium Gray
  • Chestnut Brown
 

Monsoon Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (0C0C)

  • Black
  • Titanium Gray
  • Chestnut Brown
 

Florett Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (L5L5)

  • Black
  • Titanium Gray
  • Chestnut Brown
 

Beluga Brown Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (M5M5)

  • Black
  • Titanium Gray
  • Chestnut Brown
 

Brilliant Red

Manufacturers Code: (C8C8)

  • Black
  • Titanium Gray
  • Chestnut Brown
 

Dakota Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (Y7Y7)

  • Black
  • Titanium Gray
  • Chestnut Brown
 

Glacier White Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (2Y2Y)

  • Black
  • Titanium Gray
  • Chestnut Brown
 

Phantom Black Pearl Effect

Manufacturers Code: (L8L8)

  • Black
  • Titanium Gray
  • Chestnut Brown
 

Brilliant Black

Manufacturers Code: (A2A2)

  • Black
  • Titanium Gray
  • Chestnut Brown
 

Mythos Black Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (0E0E)

  • Black
  • Titanium Gray
  • Chestnut Brown

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year6.5 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationSubcompact Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.05
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)0.90
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.91
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.76
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.99
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)4.12
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy33 MPG
Cruising Range - City303.60 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City23 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined27 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy435.60 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine
Engine TypeIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement1.8 L/110
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM170 @ 4500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM200 @ 1600
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)140
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger VolumeN/A
Front Head Room39.6 in
Front Leg Room41.2 in
Front Shoulder Room54.8 in
Front Hip RoomN/A
Second Head Room36.4 in
Second Leg Room35.1 in
Second Shoulder Room53 in
Second Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase103.8 in
Length, Overall175 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors70.7 in
Height, Overall55.8 in
Track Width, Front61.2 in
Track Width, Rear60.1 in
Min Ground ClearanceN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume12.3 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3175 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontStrut
Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire SizeP225/45HR17
Rear Tire SizeP225/45HR17
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size17 X 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size17 X 7.5 in
Spare Wheel SizeCompact in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb36 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake TypeN/A
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness12.3 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness10.7 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx13.2 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Corrosion:
12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/Unlimited Miles

Maintenance:
1 Years/5,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating Note: These ratings do not apply to vehicles with optional torso/pelvis side air bags in the second row.


Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 10.9%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
15V229000

Mfg's Report Date:
APR 16, 2015

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
6205

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Volkswagen Golf, and GTI manufactured on February 17, 2014, to May 22, 2014, and Audi A3 manufactured on February 16, 2013, to April 23, 2014. Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.

Consequence:
If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle will not start, or if the engine is running, it will stop and the vehicle will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace any affected fuel pumps, free of charge. The recall began on June 16, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298 or Audi at 1-800-253-2834.

Dates of Manufacture:
FEB 15, 2013 to APR 22, 2014

Manufacturer Recall Number:
Audi: 20V5/VW: 20W5
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
15V824000

Mfg's Report Date:
DEC 07, 2015

Component:
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
904

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, LLC (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet vehicles manufactured June 5, 2014, to April 1, 2015. The affected vehicles have a driver or front passenger seat whose cover may be incorrectly stitched, preventing the side air bag from properly deploying in the event of a crash.

Consequence:
Improper side air bag deployment may increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's and/or front passenger's seatback cover, free of charge. Owners were mailed interim notices on February 4, 2016. The recall began on February 29, 2016 . Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 74C9.

Dates of Manufacture:
JUN 04, 2014 to MAR 31, 2015

Manufacturer Recall Number:
74C9
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V647000

Mfg's Report Date:
SEP 06, 2016

Component:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
110042

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Volkswagen Golf, Golf SportWagen, GTI, Audi A3 sedan and A3 Cabriolet vehicles. Due to a problem with the suction pump inside the fuel tank, fuel may flow into the evaporative emissions (EVAP) system.

Consequence:
As fuel accumulates in the EVAP system, it may leak out through the charcoal canister filter element. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the suction pump, free of charge. The recall began November 2016. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298, Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 20Y6 and 20Y5.

Manufacturer Recall Number:
20Y6/20Y5
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
17V280000

Mfg's Report Date:
APR 25, 2017

Component:
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
2091

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2015 Audi A3 1.8T FWD S tronic and 2.0T Quattro S tronic vehicles. The safety certification label has an incorrect vehicle production date. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."

Consequence:
In the event of a vehicle safety recall, an incorrect production date may prevent owners from determining if the recall affects them, increasing their risk of injury or a crash.

Remedy:
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will install an overlay label containing the correct vehicle production date, free of charge. The recall June 23, 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 51F5.

Dates of Manufacture:
NOV 27, 2013 to JAN 27, 2014

Manufacturer Recall Number:
51F5


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