2015 Audi A3


INTRODUCTION: The 2015 Audi A3 has reinvented itself as a very charming compact sedan. Although the A3 is considered an Entry level Audi, there is nothing entry level about it. Somehow Audi managed to stuff the luxuries of the A4 and A6 into a smaller car without compromising.

EXTERIOR: The 2015 A3 sports an extremely athletic build. The head and tail lights are both very prominent and don’t lack the ability to draw attention. The Led tail lights in particular are very eye catching. The body not only looks athletic, but can talk the walk as well. The frame is made up of extremely high quality light weight material; this allows the performance to be unmatched. The A3 may resemble a mini A4 or A6, however its extra round and curvy figure make it unique. The rear is nicely rounded off and the tail lights come together perfectly under the dramatic spoiler.

INTERIOR: Depending on the model chosen there are many options that are sure to please the consumer. The panoramic sunroof and Audi’s MMi infotainment system with the retractable display screen are awesome standard features! Along with these, the 2015 Audi A3 comes standard with leather upholstery and a 12-way, power-adjustable driver’s seat, 10-speaker audio system, windshield wipers and headlights, a satellite radio, HD Radio, and Bluetooth. Available features include a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, front and rear parking sensors, proximity key, a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, push-button start, iPod integration, and Audi Connect, which provides WiFi hot and Google Maps navigation data. Audi’s available MMI Navigation Plus another really neat feature also available. It includes voice control and a touchpad input so you can write your destination in with your fingertip.

ENGINE: Don’t let the size fool you. The A3 may not have the largest engine, but it is engineered to produce just the right amount of power thanks to the turbocharger. The A3 comes standard with a 1.8 turbocharged and optional 2.0 turbocharged engine. The 1.8T makes 170 hp and 200 lb – ft of torque. The 2.0T makes 220hp and 258 lb – ft of torque; finally the 2.0T S3 makes 296 hp and 280 lb – ft of torque. For a car as light as the A3 you can bet its pickup is impressive. If you’re looking to save at the pump the 1.8T will get you up to 33mpg. When it comes down to reliability and power all trims will be more than sufficient.

OVERALL: There is a reason the A3 won the World Car Award for Car of the Year. With a starting price under 30k, you wouldn’t expect it can have the same quality components as its big brothers. There were no shortcuts taken, this is the real deal.  From its super light frame and sculpted body, to its remarkable LED lights. Audi has truly backed up their campaign slogan “stay uncompromised.”

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