2015 Audi A3 Review, Price and Quotes

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2015 Audi A3 Quotes

With the 2015 A3 and S3, Audi is resetting the clock nearly 20 years to recalibrate. That’s when the first A4 sedan inaugurated name changes and niche shifts across its lineup. Now the A4 has sized up into a new role, carving out the need for a new, less expensive (and truly compact) Audi sedan. And now it comes full circle: with a new 2014 A3 Sedan that’s essentially the same size as that original A4.

Of course, Americans only knew the last A3 (there was no 2014 Audi A3, by the way) as the A3 Sportback, a hatchback that found a niche among those who wanted an upscale, wagon-like vehicle with all-wheel drive and lots of versatility. That Sportback will be returning next year as a plug-in hybrid, and high-performance S3 and TDI (diesel) wingmen are on the way before then, but in the meantime we have two new A3 Sedan models to build up Audi’s new entry model line: the 2015 Audi A3 1.8T, and the A3 2.0T quattro.

The A3’s standard-issue front seats are comfortable enough, although their lack of lateral support was evident on our brisk run through the mountains southwest of Silicon Valley and along scenic Pacific Coast Highway. The driver’s chair features 12-way power adjustments, but we recommend springing for the $550 Sport package available on higher-end trims, which brings shift paddles, sport seats, and the Audi Drive Select system, the latter for tailoring shifting, throttle mapping, and steering effort to the driver’s liking. The rear seat is tight, but hardly the penalty bench found in back of the Mercedes CLA, and it splits and folds to expand the A3’s trunk space from a minimum 12.3 cubic feet (10.0 with Quattro). Another highlight is a large moonroof that Audi describes as “panoramic,” over the front-seat area.

2015 Audi A3

The A3 is more than half a foot shorter than its prime competitor, the slinky Mercedes-Benz CLA-class, and a dimensional near-duplicate of the original, B5-generation A4 sedan (sold from 1995 through 2001). Built using Volkswagen’s flexible MQB architecture that also underpins the MkVII VW Golf/GTI and 2016 Audi TT, among many other VW Group products, the A3 is 10 inches shorter than the 2014 A4, but within about an inch of its bigger brother in height and width. As such, the A3 slides into the space left open when the A4 grew into the ’tweener it is now. Like many Audis, the front wheels have been moved forward from the platform baseline, by about 1.5 inches in this case, to give the car better dash-to-axle proportions.

In the past, cars have certainly not followed this model. Bigger was better, small was cheap and undesirable. Today, however, the 2015 Audi A3 is the best example of a new, smaller and more fuel-efficient premium car that provides a similar level of quality, equipment and driving experience to its bigger, more elite siblings. A commensurately lower price also puts luxury brands like Audi within reach of newer and/or younger car shoppers.

Although there was a previous-generation A3, its hatchback body style and overall design gave the impression of a really nice compact car done up in leather and fancy gadgets rather than that of an authentically luxurious machine worthy of a higher asking price. The all-new 2015 A3 sedan, by comparison, aligns more closely with the American definition of a luxury car. Basically, it looks and feels like an A4 or A6 that got left in the dryer on high heat. Unfortunately, there are side effects to the shrinkage, namely a cramped backseat and a tiny trunk. They are without question the 2015 Audi A3’s biggest drawbacks.

2015 Audi A3 Price

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2015 Audi A3 Review

2015 Audi A3 Interior

Audi designed the A3 sedan specifically with hatchback-phobic Americans in mind. The four-door is thus the first A3 model to arrive here, with deliveries starting in the first week of April (cabrio and Q3 models arrive this fall.) A sport-flavored S3 sedan will also appear later this year, a car that we sampled and loved last fall. But Audi made us wait until now, however, to drive the standard-issue A3.

The base Premium trim levels comes standard with 17-inch wheels, automatic xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, automatic wipers, cruise control, a sunroof, an eight-way power driver seat (with four-way power lumbar), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, the MMI electronics interface (with center console controls and dash-top rising screen) and a 10-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite and HD radio, and an SD card slot. The Cold Weather package adds heated front seats, side mirrors and windshield washer nozzles. Eighteen-inch wheels and an iPod interface are available separately.

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Regardless of the engine or driven wheels, the only transmission on offer is a six-speed dual-clutch automatic. A six-speed stick, available on the base trim of the outgoing A3, is off the books for the new sedan. Keep your fingers crossed that, should Audi offer a conventionally powered A3 Sportback in the U.S., a manual transmission appears on its options list. (Update: Nope, no chance. An Audi executive told us there is “no business case” for it.)

Speaking of lists, here’s one of available A3 technology (some of which we previewed way back at the 2012 CES show): the latest MMI infotainment system, full-LED headlamps, LED interior lighting, 4G LTE connectivity for Google Maps integration and other internet-type functions, and a 705-watt, 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system. Leather upholstery will be standard, as will rain-sensing wipers and a big sunroof. The car also will offer what Audi calls a “phone box.” Basically, drop your phone into the center bin under the armrest, and the car will boost your cell signal using an antenna embedded in the rear glass.

Optional on both Premium trims is a navigation system, which also includes a larger display screen, an enhanced touch-activated controller, voice controls and a color trip computer display. The Premium version automatically includes the iPod interface, while the Premium Plus version gets Audi connect (WiFi hotspot, various Internet-based smartphone applications).

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The Prestige includes all of the above optional equipment, plus LED headlights, an “S line” exterior appearance package and a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. The Advance Technology package adds adaptive cruise control, a lane departure warning system and a front collision warning and braking system.

2015 Audi A3 Powertrains and Performance

Every 2015 Audi A3 comes standard with a six-speed automated manual transmission and provides a choice of four-cylinder turbocharged engines named 1.8 TFSI, 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TDI. The numbers indicate engine displacement; the letters indicate whether it’s powered by gasoline or diesel.

The front-wheel-drive A3 1.8 TFSI produces 170 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. Audi estimates that it’ll go from zero to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. The EPA estimates it will return 27 mpg combined (23 city/33 highway).

2015 Audi A3 Engine

With 220 horses and 258 lb-ft of torque, the 2.0T Quattro could be Audi’s most composed sedan that doesn’t have an “S” in front of it, and after driving the pure stink out of the 2.0T Quattro, we can say that the $3K difference is well worth it. We estimate a 0–60-mph time of 5.9 seconds for the 2.0T, vs. 7.3 seconds for the 1.8T, and thanks to the deeper power reserves, the DSG feels less sleepy in Drive than it does with the 1.8T. In Sport mode, the higher shift points and predictive, throttle-blip downshifting make hot-shoeing more enjoyable. Oh, and it sounds good, too.

Regardless of model, the A3’s electric steering is direct, precise, and nicely weighted, especially at higher speeds, although not possessed of much feel. Not surprisingly, with the 18-inch wheels and lower-profile 40-series tires (vs. 45-series rubber with the 17-inchers), steering feedback improves slightly, but the difference in ultimate grip is remarkable, and we suspect the difference would be even greater when shod with summer rubber (our testers wore all-seasons). All the while, impacts are nicely absorbed, and, thanks to the innately solid MQB structure, sound insulation, and other sound-deadening measures, not even the grainiest road surfaces intrude upon cabin serenity. The only source of unwelcome noise is wind rush, which creeps in above 70 mph. Another reason to upgrade to the more powerful 2.0T Quattro is the surprising fact that, at 24 mpg city/33 mpg highway, the heavier, more powerful 2.0T’s city fuel economy is actually one mpg better than the 1.8’s, which achieves 23/33 mpg city/highway.

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