2015 Audi S3  -  $41,995


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $41,995
Base Invoice: $39,119
Destination Charge: $895
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 26 | City: 23 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: 4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
Transmission: Transmission: S Tronic 6-Spd Dual-Clutch Automatic
Engine: Engine: 2.0 TFSI 4 Cylinder

Pros

Innovative technologies; superior craftsmanship; performance; all-wheel drive; cabriolet, clean diesel and potent sport sedan models


Model Highlights

The 2015 Audi A3 sheds its hatchback history for a new set of clothes. Now a handsome compact sedan, the A3 raises the bar on what that segment has to offer.

The new A3 boasts the athletic proportions of its sister sedans in the Audi lineup, and is unmistakably Audi, including the automaker's "Singleframe" grille. The A3 also benefits from Audi ultra, a lightweight construction philosophy that reduces weight in order to increase performance. In the A3, this is evident in the aluminum frame construction.

The A3 is available in three distinct trims: Premium, Premium plus and Prestige. Within each trim, front-wheel-drive models are powered by a direct-injected and turbocharged 1.8L four. The engine delivers 170 horsepower and 200 ft-lb of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. The result is a sprint to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. A3s equipped with Audi's intelligent quattro all-wheel drive utilize the same transmission, this time paired with a 220-horsepower, direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0L four. The larger engine will get the A3 to 60 mph in a scant 5.8 seconds.

Standard features abound in the new A3. Premium A3s come equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, power adjustable side mirrors with integrated LED indicators and a panoramic sunroof. Inside, there's leather upholstery with a 12-way power driver's seat and 4-way power lumbar adjustment. The rear seat, meanwhile, features 60/40 split-fold seatbacks. The multifunction sport steering wheel manually tilts and telescopes and the power windows are one-touch up/down. A 10-speaker Audi concert radio system with CD and MP3 playback is standard, as is an SD card slot, cruise control and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and streaming audio.

Rhe A3 Premium plus gets 18-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels, keyless entry, start and stop, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats and aluminum interior appointments. Finally, the Prestige trim adds full LED headlights, sporty S line exterior appearance elements, a 14-speaker, 705-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system, LED ambient interior lighting, Audi Multi-Media Interface (MMI) with voice-controlled navigation and a touchscreen with handwriting recognition. Front and rear parking sensors, along with a rear view camera, are also standard on the Prestige.

Some terrific options and packages are available on the A3. Audi drive select offers four different driving modes that change shift points, throttle management and steering effort depending upon the selection. The A3 also debuts the innovative use of a 4G LTE data connection. Meanwhile, a Driver Assistance Package offers front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera, and an Advanced Technology Package brings the Audi pre sense front collision avoidance system, active lane assist and adaptive cruise control.

Later in the model year, Audi plans to introduce more models to the A3 lineup. These include a 2-door A3 cabriolet, a 2.0L A3 TDI clean diesel and an S3.

All A3s come equipped with anti-lock brakes with brake assist, stability and traction control and a bevy of advanced cabin airbags, including rear-passenger thorax side airbags.


Model News

The Audi A3 is completely redesigned for 2015. Unlike previous model years, with the A3 positioned as a 4-door hatchback, the new A3 is instead a small sedan. The premium sedan is offered in three different trims, with either turbocharged 1.8L or 2.0L power mated to a 6-speed Audi S tronic dual-clutch transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, with Audi's excellent quattro all-wheel drive available, and Audi claims the 2.0 is capable of 0-60 mph is 5.8 seconds. Arriving later in 2014 will be an A3 cabriolet, an A3 TDI clean diesel, and a potent S3, with a gasoline-electric hybrid A3 e-tron coming in 2015. Pricing for the new A3 sedan starts at $29,900.


Value Writeup

The reinvented Audi A3 is poised to make a big splash in the compact sedan segment. The A3 abounds with attractive athleticism, and it pioneers and technology features such as a 4G LTE data connection and an advanced multi-media interface. Against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz CLA250, it more than holds its own and the overall package makes it hard to ignore.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 (Est)

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG

Cruising Range - City
333.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
26 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
449.50 mi

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Displacement
2.0 L/121

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 5400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1900

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.04

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.26

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Passenger Capacity
5

Front Head Room
39.6 in

Front Leg Room
41.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.8 in

Second Head Room
36.4 in

Second Leg Room
35.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
53 in

Wheelbase
103.6 in

Length, Overall
175.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in

Height, Overall
54.8 in

Track Width, Front
61.1 in

Track Width, Rear
60.1 in

Trunk Volume
12.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3450 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P225/40YR18

Rear Tire Size
P225/40YR18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.4 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Maintenance Years
1

Maintenance Miles/km
5,000

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
10.9%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
These ratings do not apply to vehicles with optional torso/pelvis side air bags in the second row.

Engine: 2.0 TFSI 4 Cylinder

Transmission: S Tronic 6-Spd Dual-Clutch Automatic -inc: additional sport program

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode, S tronic Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls and Oil Cooler

Full-Time All-Wheel Drive

4.77 Axle Ratio

Engine Oil Cooler

60-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

140 Amp Alternator

4641# Gvwr 1102# Maximum Payload

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Sport Tuned Suspension

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

14.5 Gal. Fuel Tank

Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher

Permanent Locking Hubs

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Wheels: 8.0J x 18" 5-Arm Double Spoke S3 Design

Tires: 225/40R18 Summer Performance

Steel Spare Wheel

Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Clearcoat Paint

Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st And 2nd Row Sunroof w/Sunshade

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Rocker Panel Extensions

Aluminum Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Metal-Look Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets

Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip

Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels

Lip Spoiler

Chrome Grille

Trunk Rear Cargo Access

Rear Fog Lamps

Perimeter/Approach Lights

LED Brakelights

Programmable Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Radio: Audi Concert w/AM/FM/CD/SAT -inc: MP3 capable, auxiliary input jack, 12-station presets, speed-dependent volume control, Audi music interface w/iPod integration includes 30-pin cable for iPod connection, Audi sound system w/10 speakers including front center speaker and subwoofer in rear, 180 watts, 6-channel amplifier, Bluetooth streaming audio, 8-color driver information system, HD radio technology, SD card single slot and SiriusXM satellite radio w/90-day trial subscription

Radio w/Clock, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System and External Memory Control

Audio Theft Deterrent

Wireless Streaming

Window Grid Diversity Antenna

Heated Front Sport Seats -inc: 8-way power front seats w/4-way power lumbar adjustment and 3-step heated

60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Level, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

Sport Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Valet Function

Power Fuel Flap Locking Type

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button

Cruise Control

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Aluminum Instrument Panel Insert, Aluminum Door Panel Insert, Aluminum Console Insert, Chrome And Aluminum Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Leatherette Door Trim Insert

Leather/Aluminum Gear Shift Knob

Leather Seating Surfaces

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination and Driver Auxiliary Mirror

Full Floor Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Front And Rear Map Lights

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim

Cargo Area Concealed Storage

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate

Driver And Passenger Door Bins and 1st Row Underseat Storage

Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Redundant Digital Speedometer

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Driver And Passenger Heated-Cushion, Driver And Passenger Heated-Seatback

Fixed Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru w/Storage

Perimeter Alarm

Immobilizer IV Engine Immobilizer

Air Filtration

1 12V DC Power Outlet

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

SIDEGUARD Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

 
BRILLIANT BLACK
$0

 
DAYTONA GRAY PEARL EFFECT
$0

 
MISANO RED PEARL EFFECT
$550

 
MYTHOS BLACK METALLIC
$550

 
GLACIER WHITE METALLIC
$550

 
FLORETT SILVER METALLIC
$550

 
MONSOON GRAY METALLIC
$550

 
SEPANG BLUE PEARL
$550

 
BELUGA BROWN METALLIC
$550

 
PANTHER BLACK CRYSTAL EFFECT
$1,075

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK/MAGMA RED, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
BLACK W/DARK SILVER STTCH, FINE NAPPA LEATHER INTERIOR
$0

 
BLACK W/DARK SILVER STTCH, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
BLACK/TITANIUM, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE FRAME
$0

 
FRONT GRILLE PANEL
$0

 
CONVENIENCE PACKAGE
$750

 
DRIVER ASSISTANCE PACKAGE
$1,400

 
S SPORT SEAT PACKAGE
$1,450

 
S3 DAYTONA 1 PACKAGE
$3,500

 
19" PERFORMANCE PACKAGE
$1,500

 
WHEELS: 8.0J X 19" 5-PARALLEL SPOKE CAST ALUMINUM
$0

 
TIRES: 225/40R18 92H XL AS
$0

 
TIRES: 235/35R19 SUMMER PERFORMANCE
$0

 
BODY COLOR SIDE MIRRORS
$0

 
FULL LED HEADLIGHTS
$1,050

 
RADIO: AUDI MMI NAVIGATION PLUS W/MMI TOUCH
$2,600

 
BANG & OLUFSEN SOUND SYSTEM
$850

 
S SPORT SEATS
$0

 
AUDI ACTIVE LANE ASSIST
$650

 
REAR SIDE AIRBAGS
$350

 
AUDI GUARD WHEEL LOCK KIT
$105

 
BRILLIANT BLACK QUATTRO DECAL
$85

 
ICE SILVER QUATTRO DECAL
$85

 
AUDI GUARD PREMIUM TEXTILE FLOOR MATS
$180

 
AUDI CARGO BOX
$70

 
CARGO NET
$150

 
GROCERY HOOKS
$75

 
HOMELINK
$295

 
LOAD EDGE PROTECTION FILM
$115

 
AUDI FIRST AID KIT
$45


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