Published by Autobahn Buzz (Audi A3 Sedan)
- The Audi A3 Sedan– Release in to a new market segment
- A3 readily available for the very first time as an appealing sedan
- Highly efficient engines and impressive motorist assistance systems
- S3 Sedan with 221 (300 hp); 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 miles per hour) in 4.9 seconds
Along with the launch of the A3 Sedan this spring, Audi is entering the globe’s largest market section, the category that encompasses compact sedans. The powerful four-door car provides all the toughness of the A3 model collection– with low weight thanks to lightweight design, extremely efficient and powerful engines and many high-end answers for infotainment along with motorist assistance systems. The leading design of the series is the S3 Sedan with 221 kW (300 hp).
The Audi A3 Sedan has a flashy position on the road, and it is specific and very expressive in every detail. The “twister line” design factor creates a distinct light-refracting edge that runs over the whole edge.
Over the side sills, the dynamic line rises much more sharply compared to on the other two A3 designs. The edge surfaces are a lot more intensively bent, and the wheel arches are a little more flared. Along with a width of 1.80 meters (5.91 ft), the A3 Sedan is l l mm (0.43 in) larger than the A3 Sportback; its height (1.42 meters [4.66 ft] is still
9 mm (0.35 in) reduced compared to that of the Sportback.
The four-door car likewise reveals independent lines in the contour of its hood, in the bumpers, air intakes and its implementation of the singleframe grille. Audi will also be providing full-LED headlights at market launch– their innovative technology and unique appearance highlight the exceptional positioning of the A3 Sedan.
With a 1.4 TFSI engine, the sedan has a curb weight of just 1,250 kilograms (2,755.78 lb). Audi utilizes many hot-shaped steel parts in the passenger compartment for low weight and maximum strength, while the engine hood is made from aluminum. The body is really rigid and crash-safe.
The strict mandate of designing, engineering and manufacturing a lightweight body and chassis rollovers into the inside and the engines also. The four-cylinder engine weighs just over 100 kilograms (220.46 lb).
When the Audi A3 Sedan releases in Germany and Europe, the engine line-up will contain three four-cylinder engines. Completely upgraded, the engines combine effectiveness technologies from Audi– direct fuel injection, turbocharging, innovative thermal management and the start-stop-system. The line-up of transmissions and engines will increase further, and will eventually feature two new standard engines.
The 2.0 TDI generates 110 (150 hp) and grows 320 Nm (236.02 lb-ft) of torque. It increases the A3 Sedan from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 miles per hour) in 8.7 seconds and takes it to a top speed of 220 km/h (136.70 mph). Its combined fuel consumption is 4.1 liters each 100 km (57.37 United States mpg)– for a CO2 equivalent of 107 grams each km (172.20 g/mile).
Key performance parameters of the 1.4 TFSI are 103 (140 hp) and 250 Nm (184.39 lb-ft). At low engine revs, the COD (cyndrical tube on need) system deactivates two cylinders. The 1.4-liter engine provides the auto a combined fuel consumption of 4.7 liters fuel per 100 km (50.05 US mpg); its CO2 emissions are 109 grams every km (175.42 g/mile). It takes just 8.4 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 miles per hour), and the auto’s top speed with this engine is 217 km/h (134.84 miles per hour).
The 1.8 TFSI creates 132 kW (180 hp) and 250 Nm (184.39 lb-ft) of torque. It has a collection of high-end technologies, which include dual injection into the combustion chambers and the induction manifold. It allows sporty performance, taking 7.3 seconds for the typical sprint to 100 km/h (62.14 miles per hour) and reaching a top speed of 235 km/h (146.02 mph). Its combined fuel consumption is 5.6 liter s every 100 km (42.00 United States mpg), comparable to 129 grams CO2 each km (207.61 g/mile).
Depending on the engine, either a manual six-speed transmission or the S tronic is used. The dual-clutch transmission shifts the gears without any obvious break in propulsive power. It is controlled by either the selector lever or paddles on the steering wheel.
The D shifting map is programmed for maximum fuel efficiency, while the rev levels are somewhat greater in the sporty S mode. In teamwork with the Audi drive select vehicle dynamics system, the S tronic offers a free-wheeling function in its efficiency mode which further lessens fuel consumption.
The positive consumer response that the Audi A3 Sedan has actually enjoyed in its segment is mainly as a result of its chassis engineering. Giving the base below is a carefully balanced axle load distribution (60 percent front and 40 percent rear, differs rather for various engines). All engines are tilted twelve degrees towards the rear, while the front wheel suspensions are positioned far forward.
The front suspension is a MacPherson style along with A-arms and aluminum pivot bearings. It is joined to an aluminum subframe. The electromechanically assisted steering system operates sensitively and effectively in addition to numerous assistance systems. In the four-link rear suspension, which uses a steel crossmember, the springtimes and impact absorbers are positioned individually. The sport suspensions for the Ambition line and S line lower the body by approximately 25 mm (0.98 in).
The Audi A3 Sedan has 16- to 18-inch-wheels; quattro GmbH can likewise provide tires approximately 19 inches in diameter. The front brake discs are internally aerated.
Electronic stabilization control or ESC likewise features an electronic differential lock. In fast driving on turns, it brakes the inside front wheel very slightly to reduce understeering and enhance traction.
The interior of the Audi A3 Sedan is defined by providing an impressive array of information to the driver and occupants. The areas and lines are cleanly designed, and a long arc spans the width of the windshield. The instrument panel with its curved front is slender, and the center console is slightly turned towards the driver. The optional color display of the driver information system (DIS) shows images in highly detailed 3D graphics.
Starting with the MMI Radio system, the MMI operating system has an electrically extending screen. Audi can provide optional sport seats in the front as an alternative. They are typical in the Ambition line, where S sport seats along with integrated head restraints are available as a choice.
The interior colors– black, titan gray, pashmina saying and off-white brownish– are based on the selected model. The two-tone Audi design variety lasso brown develops an exclusive shade globe. The S line sport package, which can be bought for the
A3 Sedan Ambition, immerses the indoor space completely in black. Offered upholstery products include fabric covers, a mix of fabric and synthetic leather, Milano natural leather and a mix of Pearl nappa leather and Alcantara.
Thanks to the long wheelbase, rear travelers likewise take pleasure in substantial space and comfortable entrance and egress. The cargo capacity of the trunk is 425 liters (15.01 cubic feet). Cargo capacity is increased by folding down the rear seatbacks which come along with a load-through hatch as an alternative. The trunk lid automatically swings up after it is opened.