Audi’s American division has made changes to the basic version of the A3. So far, it was available with a 1.8-liter TFSI engine, which features a 2.0-liter turbocharger. Thus the power of the modification was increased by 16 hp. and 28 Nm compared to the previous version.
The new 2.0-liter engine delivers the A3 engine output of 186 hp. and 299 Nm of torque. It works in combination with the 7-speed S Tronic transmission, providing an acceleration from 0 to 96 km/h (60 mph) in 6.6 seconds. The average fuel consumption, according to the brand’s representative, is 8.11 l / 100 km.
In addition to a new engine, the facelifted Audi A3 has also received some changes in appearance. These include a new design of the main optics and a slightly redesigned front. The most remarkable change is in the radiator grille, which is increased and gives the car more aggressive appearance
The base version – A3 Premium, is estimated at 31,200 USD for the passenger compartment and 37,600 USD for the convertible. The next levels – Premium Plus and Prestige – are equipped with the same 2.0-liter TFSI engine, but with 220 hp and 350 Nm. They combine it with the 6-speed S Tronic transmission and quattro four-wheel drive.
The Premium Plus version costs 34,450 USD for the passenger compartment and 40,850 for the cabrio, while the Prestige is valued at 40,150 USD and 46,550 USD.