August 10, 2016 | HERNDON, Virginia – Audi of America’s refreshed A3 model line continues on its path of offering a strong entry to the Audi premium lineup for 2017. With a redesigned exterior, expanded suite of driver assistance systems and increased technology offerings, the updated A3 family vehicles offer the performance of an Audi in a fun-to-drive, compact package.
The A3 family includes the A3 Sedan, A3 Cabriolet, A3 Sportback e-tron and the high-performance S3 Sedan. New for 2017, the refreshed A3 Sedan, Cabriolet and S3 models now feature more advanced driver assistance systems including standard Audi pre sense front, and available features such as rear cross traffic assist, Audi virtual cockpit, MMI® touch and smartphone integration. Together with improvements in exterior and interior design, the A3 family vehicles continue to raise the bar in the premium entry segment.
A3 Sedan, Cabriolet and S3 Sedan
The A3 Sedan and Cabriolet models continue to come equipped with a 2.0 TFSI® quattro® all-wheel drive turbocharged four-cylinder engine with six-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission. Additionally, the model line offers a host of standard premium features such as leather seating surfaces, power sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, xenon plus front lighting with LED daytime running headlights and LED taillights.
New for 2017 is a redesigned exterior that includes a new headlight design and updated design cues such as an all-new front fascia with a wider Singleframe® grille, making the A3 appear even sportier and more aggressive on the road.
The A3 Cabriolet offers the excellent everyday driving characteristics of the Sedan, with the pleasure of open-top enjoyment. New for 2017, the Cabriolet includes exterior enhancements such as a new rear bumper and diffuser insert with standard S-line exterior appearance on Premium Plus and Prestige models and interior improvements such as standard six-way power front seats with four-way power lumbar support. The acoustic folding roof can be opened or closed in approximately 18 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph.
The S3 Sedan expands upon the already sporty character of the A3 with additional S model details that underscore the high-performance qualities for which Audi S models are known. Delivering greater performance for everyday use, available Audi magnetic ride sport suspension, available 19” 5-V spoke summer performance tires and a unique S-model exterior kit round out the aggressive position of this sporty model.
The exterior of the A3 model line has been redesigned for a sportier and more aggressive on the road appearance, including a more striking lighting design. The interior design includes greater attention to detail through functional refinements and additional driver-focused technologies.
Exterior Design highlights include:
Standard Interior Design Highlights:
New benchmark technologies in the A3, including the Audi virtual cockpit, smartphone integration and the retractable MMI screen, make it easier to enjoy the driving experience and add to the driver-centric experience.
Technology features include:
Audi connect packages together all applications that help connect the A3 with the internet, the owner and the surrounding infrastructure.
The A3 now offers two available options – Connect PRIME and Connect PLUS.
The A3 model line now incorporates many driver assistance features that are designed to help drivers navigate the road and traffic with confidence.
Driver assistance features:
Powertrain and Performance
The A3 Sedan and Cabriolet models continue to come equipped with a 2.0 TFSI® turbocharged four-cylinder engine with six-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive, producing 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.
The S3 sedan continues with the powerful 2.0 TFSI engine with quattro® all-wheel drive producing an impressive 292 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque and achieving a speed of 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds. The S3 also offers an available Audi magnetic ride sport suspension, which can be adjusted using the Audi drive select system.
|A3 Sedan / Cabriolet||2.0 TFSI quattro AWD||Six-speed S tronic||220 hp @ 4,500-6,200 rpm||258 lb-ft @ 1,600-4,400 rpm|
|S3 Sedan||2.0 TFSI quattro AWD||Six-speed S tronic||292 hp @ 5,400-6,200 rpm||280 lb-ft @ 1,900-5,300 rpm|
Additional Model Changes
The A3 FWD and e-tron models will continue to be offered and receive product updates for the 2017 model year to be announced at a later date.
Model year 2017 A3 model line starting manufacturer suggested retail prices:
|A3 Sedan quattro||$34,200||$37,450||$43,150|
*Prices above exclude destination charge ($950), taxes, title, options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.
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Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted.
Driver assistance features are not substitutes for attentive driving. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.
Audi connect should only be used when it is safe and appropriate. Audi connect services and features are optional, provided with the support of authorized affiliated and third party service providers, and may require additional subscriptions with separate terms and conditions. Certain services collect location information, see Terms of Service for information about how to disable and for other details.
2017 EPA estimates not available at time of publication. See www.fueleconomy.gov for updated information. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including your driving habits and vehicle condition.
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