2017 Audi A3 Redesign, Release, ChangesCategory : Audi
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First introduced in 1996 as a 3-door hatchback, the Audi A3 has grown its fleet into a wide lineup that includes 5-door hatchback, 4-door sedan and 2-door convertible bodies. The new models have only received a mid-cycle refresh since the third generation of the models was only done recently in 2012.
The Audi A3 came to life in 1996, and was originally offered as a three-door hatchback. It was built on Volkswagen’s Group A platform, which means its underpinnings were shared with cars like the Audi TT, Volkswagen Golf, Seat Toledo, and even the Skoda Octavia. As time went on, a five-door hatchback was added to the lineup, as well as a cabriolet.
The A3 went through a third-generation overhaul for the 2012 model year, and in 2013, we were introduced to the A3 sedan at the 2013 New York Auto Show. The sedan went on sale in Germany and the U.K. later that year, and now after just a couple short years, it looks like the A3 Sedan is up for a facelift.
2017 Audi A3 Price
Pricing for the new 2017 Audi A3 has been set at £19,000 – £37,000 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2017 Audi A3 we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
2017 Audi A3 Specs
The big news here is the integration of Audi’s virtual cockpit, which brings a new, digital instrument cluster to the A3. Previous models had a small TFT display screen positioned between two analog gauges. Now, the A3 comes equipped with a 12.3-inch diagonal screen for an instrument cluster. Furthermore, this new display has two different modes that can be easily changed with the “view” button on the steering wheel. In classic mode, the display mimics the old instrument cluster. Two large, but simulated gauges are shown with information for the driver displayed between them. In infotainment mode, the gauges are shrunken down and appear as small round clocks, while the center window becomes dominate on the display providing a decent view of the navigation map, or lists for a telephone, radio, and audio systems.
The cabin layout remains the same featuring sewed seats just like the outgoing models. However, the interior has been hooked up with new technologies. Audi has hooked up the A3 with a virtual cockpit. The new cockpit features a new, digital instrument cluster with a huge 12.3-inch diagonal screen. The huge display has two modes (classic and infotainment modes) which one can change via a ‘view’ button on the steering wheel.
Two large simulated gauges similar to ones in the outgoing models are displayed in classic mode while in infotainment mode, the gauges shrink down to the size of small clock. The center window dominates the screen displaying the navigation map or audio systems depending on the driver’s choice.
Audi has also upgraded the MMI infotainment system which now features a menu similar to that of a Smartphone. Buyers have an option to upgrade to MMI navigation and MMI navigation Plus with MMI touch which enable the system to display Google Earth, Google Street and real traffic information.
Even the base A3 Premium is well equipped for the money, with leather seating surfaces, a power driver’s seat, Xenon headlamps, and a panoramic sunroof all standard. Audi’s MMI infotainment with Bluetooth audio streaming. Stepping up to the Premium Plus adds heated front seats and a proximity key, while the range-topping Prestige includes a 14 speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, LED headlamps, and navigation.
Audi Connect is a key upgrade for those interested in a high degree of connectivity. With a monthly subscription, A3 drivers can tap into a 4G/LTE data network that delivers Google Earth maps and other rich feeds to the car; it can even store photos of destinations for use as favorites. Audi Connect also provides wi-fi access to as many as eight devices, and it can stream music from them via the local wireless network it creates.
The sides are largely similar to the outgoing model; they sport the same 3D-like body lines near the bottom of the doors. The line below the waistline still stretches from the corners of the headlights to the taillights. At the rear, the taillights have been redesigned and feature LED technology. On the Sporty S3, the taillights feature LED scrolling indicators. There is also a new rear bumper. The exhaust tips design will vary across the models.
The exterior profile of the new 2017 Audi A3 has received only minor updates. The updates start with a large signature grille that now features sharper points. It is flanked by new LED headlights which have a zig-zag design on the bottom side (the headlights are adopted from the current A4). Matrix LED headlights are offered as an option. The corner vents are smaller and each air vent features a new horizontal splitter which gives them a deep appearance. The air-dam is new and folds upwards to run parallel with the lower part of the grille. This gives the vehicle a “smiley” face.
2017 Audi A3 Engine
There is a drive-train for everyone in the Audi’s A3 lineup. The German automaker offers 6 different engines which mean the A3 can be had in many configurations of both body-shape and engine. However, all types of engines will only be sold in the European market.
Although it shares its name with the A3 sedan and cabriolet, the A3 Sportback e-tron utilizes a lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor mated to a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, for a net of 204 horsepower. In electric-only mode, the A3 e-tron can travel about 25 miles, and it has a 500 mile-plus on a full tank of gas and a full charge of the battery pack.
For the first time ever, the Audi A3 is available in a 3-cylinder engine (I can’t believe this is happening). The new mill is a turbocharged 1.0 L, TFSI petrol engine that comes good with 115 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. The next petrol engine is a turbocharged 1.4 L, TFSI 4-cylinder engine with cylinder-on-demand (COD) technology. The engine puts up 150 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. The most potent petrol engine is a turbocharged 2.0 L, TFSI 4-cylinder unit with a power output of 190 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.
All 2.0 L engines are mated to a new 7-speed S Tronic transmission system that features a wet clutch system. 2.0 L, TFSI models with 190 hp will have an option for the Quattro all-wheel drive system. All other models are offered with front-wheel drive. The automaker did not reveal details on the A3 performance figures and fuel economy. Expect these details later on. It is likely that models in the US will offer more power output.
With last year’s lower-output, 170-hp base engine now a thing of the past, all A3 sedans and cabriolets now utilize a robust, 220-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder gas engine.
As flexible as it is refined, the A3’s turbo engine is a winner whether mated to front- or all-wheel-drive, but we wish Audi would embrace its enthusiast past with a standard manual transmission. As a result, the A3 rates a solid 8 for performance.
Gone is last year’s 1.8-liter engine that powered front-wheel drive models. Now, all A3s except the e-tron are motivated by a 220 horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 with direct injection. The only transmission on offer is a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic that can fire off rapid manual shifts if called upon. An all-wheel drive model badged quattro (not capitalized) is also available.
Those looking for even more zip should consider the S3, which utilizes an uprated version of the A3’s 2.0-liter engine rated at 296 horsepower. Capable of accelerating to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds, it is a remarkably balanced, high value performance machine.
The A3 e-tron will also be offered with a turbocharged 1.4 L 4-cylinder engine which combines with a an electric motor to produce 204 hp. Those looking for extra performance can opt for the S3 which will feature a turbocharged 2.0 L, TFSI engine tuned to produce 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, an improvement of 14 hp and 15 lb-ft of torque from the outgoing model.
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