About AUDI A3

Audi A3 is one of Audi's most affordable sedans. It sports the usual style of Audi and yet maintains its own distinctiveness. The front has a hexagonal fashioned radiator grille with a glossy black mesh. The Audi A3 has smooth fluid scanning LED lights. The rear design has evolved to include cluster LED tail lamps. The front bumper is designed with air ducts and fitted with a chin guard that adds to the A3's distinctiveness. The interiors are spacious. The dashboard has been redesigned, getting rid of clutter and opting for a simple design.

The petrol engine is based on a DOHC valve configuration that comes with 4 cylinders and 16 valves. It produces 177bhp in power and torque of 250Nm. This is along with a 7-speed S-Tronic automatic transmission gearbox. The diesel variant has a turbocharged engine that generates a maximum power of 143bhp and torque of 320Nm. An advanced six speed dual clutch automatic transmission is coupled with the diesel engine.

The infotainment system can be accessed through a 7-inch screen that pops up from the dashboard. Along with the audio system, navigation and Bluetooth, it even has an SD car reader. The circular AC vents help disperse the air in the cabin more effectively. Energy regeneration ESP, anti-slip regulation and traction control ensures safe driving.

Mercedes Benz A Class and BWM 3 Series are close competitors, but fail to match up to the fuel efficiency offered by Audi A3.

Audi A3 has 4 diesel variants.

1. Audi A3 35 TDI Attraction

2. Audi A3 35 TDI Premium

3. Audi A3 35 TDI Premium Plus

4. Audi A3 35 TDI Technology

And 1 petrol variant.

1. Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Premium Plus

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
AUDI A3 35TDI ATTRACTION
24.86 Lakhs Get on road price
AUDI A3 35TDI PREMIUM
28.1 Lakhs Get on road price
AUDI A3 40 TFSIPREMIUM PLUS
31.34 Lakhs Get on road price
AUDI A3 35 TDI PREMIUM PLUS
32.42 Lakhs Get on road price
AUDI A3 35 TDI TECHNOLOGY
35.34 Lakhs Get on road price

Our Verdict

The Audi A3 first made its presence felt in 2010, being showcased in different Auto Shows as being the first diesel engine Audi. And following its positive response, Audi later added the diesel versions to its A6, A7, and A8 sedans. The Audi A3 is a prudent, fuel-efficient car. But on the other hand, even though it is attractive, auto enthusiasts’ feel there is a vitality missing from its performance which is unlike for an Audi car. But the automaker, wanted to introduce a premium, compact, entry level, low cost, diesel car so as to appeal to the youth and the newly redesigned A3 may appeal to a wider segment.