2015 Audi S3

2015 Audi S3

4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Premium Plus

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Premium PlusGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$41,100.00
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T PrestigeGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$41,100.00

4-door Sub-Compact Passenger Car
All Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $41,100.00
Invoice: $38,224.00
Hwy MPG: 31 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
 

Monsoon Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (0C0C)

  • Black/Titanium
  • Black w/Dark Silver Sttch
  • Black/Magma Red
 

Florett Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (L5L5)

  • Black/Titanium
  • Black w/Dark Silver Sttch
  • Black/Magma Red
 

Panther Black Crystal Effect

Manufacturers Code: (H8H8)

  • Black/Titanium
  • Black w/Dark Silver Sttch
  • Black/Magma Red
 

Misano Red Pearl Effect

Manufacturers Code: (N9N9)

  • Black/Titanium
  • Black w/Dark Silver Sttch
  • Black/Magma Red
 

Beluga Brown Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (M5M5)

  • Black/Titanium
  • Black w/Dark Silver Sttch
  • Black/Magma Red
 

Glacier White Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (2Y2Y)

  • Black/Titanium
  • Black w/Dark Silver Sttch
  • Black/Magma Red
 

Sepang Blue Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (E9E9)

  • Black/Titanium
  • Black w/Dark Silver Sttch
  • Black/Magma Red
 

Daytona Gray Pearl Effect

Manufacturers Code: (SP00)

  • Black/Magma Red
 

Brilliant Black

Manufacturers Code: (A2A2)

  • Black w/Dark Silver Sttch
  • Black/Titanium
  • Black/Magma Red
 

Mythos Black Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (0E0E)

  • Black w/Dark Silver Sttch
  • Black/Titanium
  • Black/Magma Red

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year6.8 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationSubcompact Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainAll Wheel Drive
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)2.92
Second Gear Ratio (:1)1.83
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)0.97
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.04
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.81
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.26
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)4.77
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy31 MPG
Cruising Range - City333.50 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City23 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined26 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy449.50 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
Displacement2.0 L/121
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM292 @ 5400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM280 @ 1900
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
Wheelbase103.6 in
Length, Overall175.9 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors70.7 in
Height, Overall54.8 in
Track Width, Front61.1 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 Weight3450 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 SizeP225/40YR18
Rear Tire SizeP225/40YR18
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size18 X 8 in
Rear Wheel Size18 X 8 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 Thickness13.4 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness12.2 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx14.5 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.


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