Design

When it comes to striking design features and attractive qualities, Audi have it covered from top to bottom. The power and elegance of the latest new A3 saloon is defined by the honeycomb grille, and eye-catching trapezoidal LED headlights. Inspired by classic coupe design, the roof line runs down towards a stunning tailgate spoiler, whilst the smooth body line flows straight up to the rear bumper emphasising a refined silhouette. High shoulder lines leading from the bonnet to the rear and bulging wheel arches define the new A3 Sportback while the retractable soft-top roof is one of these eye-catching aspects of the A3 Cabriolet. This striking feature is complemented by Xenon Plus headlamps (S line only) and subtle hints of chrome that are dotted across the sleek outer body.

Features

Innovation meets progressive design across the A3 range. With a variety of trim levels available housing an array of features. The new A3 Saloon, available in Sport, S line, Edition 1 & Vorsprung trim, stands out with its stylish exterior, and modern interior. With 17” alloy wheels and LED headlights as standard on the Sport trim, and an ambient lighting pack and heated from seats (standard with the Edition 1), adding a classy touch inside the cabin. Progressive new styling on the new A3 Sportback comes as standard with a titanium black front grill and frame with grained matt black front and rear side air outlets, diffuser and grill. The Cabriolet, available in a Sport and S line trim, allows for pure driving pleasure with a retractable soft top roof that opens in 17 seconds and closes automatically, up to speeds of 50km/h.

Performance & Technology

The new A3 Saloon and A3 Sportback offer up to 150PS while the A3 Cabriolet offers up to 190PS with its 40 TFSI quattro engine. The new A3 Saloon launches with three engine variants – two 35 TFSI engines supporting either a manual or S tronic gearbox, plus a 35 TDI S tronic option. The UK launched the new A3 Sportback with a 35TFSI petrol engine with a manual or S tronic gearbox and a 35TDI and 30 TDI engine, available as a manual. More engines and transmissions will be available throughout the launch cycle. MMI Navigation, Audi Smartphone interface, rear parking sensors and cruise control all come as standard. A significant development of the new A3 Saloons predecessor is the adoption of the fully digital 10.25-inch cockpit and the 10.1-inch display screen featuring the latest touch technology. Plus, keep fully connected on the road with a 3-year subscription of Audi connect delivering internet services to your car via a WIFI hotspot to enable access to all the latest online traffic information and much more.

Safety

Safety is paramount across the A3 range. Audi pre-sense front with pedestrian recognition as well as lane departure warning and collision avoidance assist are fitted as standard from entry level across the new A3 Saloon and Sportback range. Upgrade to the Vorsprung trim to enhance your driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control where radar sensors are used to maintain a safe distance from the car in front of you. The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system in the A3 Cabriolet incorporates numerous active technologies which work together to counter any loss of control. And during any emergency braking, the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) will prevent the wheels from locking up and causing not only instability with the car but also any unexpected wavering with your windswept hair.