Audi has announced the upcoming 2015 A3 sedan, stating that the vehicle will hit showrooms in Q1 of 2014, offering entry-level luxury features with a variety of powertrain options wrapped up in a sleek-yet-reserved body style. While no pricing information has been given on this third-generation A3, we’ve got a rundown of its specs, as well as a gallery, after the break.
The 2015 Audi A3 will have MMI technology, which is a first in the A-segment. In addition, it will also feature support for 4G LTE and will offer Audi’s drive select. Standard features include Bluetooth, leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, pre-sense basic, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. On top of this is Bang & Olufesen audio, and implementation of NVIDIA’s Tegra for 3D graphics. Finally, there’s also the Audi Phone Box, which increases mobile coverage via an antenna on the back of the vehicle.
Technology aside, the 2015 A3 series offers four engine options: 170 horsepower 1.8 TFSI, 150 horsepower 2.0 TDI diesel, and low/high output 2.0 TSFI with horsepower specs being offered “closer to launch.” Regardless of which engine is selected, the A3 will feature a 6-speed S tronic transmission. A new feature being offered is the ability to adjust shift points, steering effort, and throttle response via four settings: Auto, Individual, Comfort, and Dynamic.
Inside, this entry-level luxury interior offers a wrap-around dash design, which Audi refers to as the vehicle’s defining element. Interior lighting includes cool white LEDs that surrounds door panels, cupholders, the center console, and more. Audi America’s President Scott Keogh said: “The Audi A3 will set the new benchmark among entry-level luxury sedans. This A3 line-up redefines the standards of its class in dynamics, efficiency, technology, craftsmanship and performance.”