Basic information

Ingolstadt/Geneva, 2012-03-05

At a glance

The new Audi A3

Design and body

  • Sporty-progressive styling with coupe-like lines and long wheelbase,length 4.24 meters (13.91 feet)
  • Intelligent mixed multi-material construction utilizing steel and aluminum
  • Weight reduced by 80 kg (176.37 lb), curb weight of Audi A3 1.4 TFSI is just 1,175 kg (2,590.43 lb)
  • Optional LED headlights and LED taillights


  • Spacious interior, cargo capacity is 365 liters (12.89 cubic feet)
  • Elegant design and exemplary ergonomics, standard and optional graphics in the FIS display and decorative inlays with various materials


  • At launch, one TDI and two TFSI engines with 90 kW (122 hp) to 132 kW (180 hp), all engines have state-of-the-art efficiency technologies
  • Power transmission by manual gearbox or S tronic, front-wheel drive at launch, quattro permanent all-wheel drive later for more powerful engines
  • 1.6 TDI only consumes 3.8 l/100 km (61.90 US mpg), equivalent to
    99 g CO2/km (159.33 g/mile)
  • Versions with alternative drive systems such as hybrid, natural gas and Audi e-gas are currently in development


  • Alloy wheels, up to 18 inches in size
  • ESC stabilization control with electronic limited slip differential is standard
  • Audi drive select vehicle dynamics system and adaptive shock absorbers are optional


  • Extensive standard features as well as comfortable and sporty extras
  • Advanced MMI system with MMI touch, ultra-slim, electrically retractable on-board monitor
  • Optional highly advanced driver assistance systems, including
    Audi adaptive cruise control, further developed park assist and Audi pre sense basic
  • Wide range of infotainment components, sound system from Bang & Olufsen, Bluetooth online car phone with services from Audi connect

The equipment, data, and prices specified refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.

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