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Audi A3 facelift: new details and new engine

Audi A3 facelift at the AMI in Leipzig 2010
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V The four-cylinder with turbo- Charging already at the IAA 2009. Now, with the facelift of the Audi A3, it is also finding its way into the model range. The engine, designed according to the downsizing principle, has a displacement of 1,197 cc, 105 hp and 175 Nm of torque and is intended as an entry-level version.

Only slight changes to the look of the Audi A3

Otherwise everything stays the same with four more petrol engines from the 1.4 TFSI to the 2.0 TFSI with 200 PS. Only in the Audi S3 does the 2.0 TFSI with 265 hp make a little more riot than in the basic version. Nothing has changed in the selection of the diesel engines either. As always, the customer can choose between four diesel engines from the 1.6 TDI to the 170 hp 2.0 TDI.

Externally, the Audi A3 comes with a new, high-gloss black painted grille of the single-frame grille and panels of the B. Column therefore. Further optical detail changes are the chrome-plated bars on the lower air inlets, newly shaped exterior mirrors and chrome strips in the door handles - except for the S3. In addition, all Audi A3 variants get a new diffuser insert and the three-door model also has tinted taillights.

Other paint colors for the Audi A3 to choose from

When it comes to color, the Audi A3 has new variants to choose from: volcanic red, Dakota gray, amethyst gray and scuba blue. The Ambition equipment variant also has new, optionally available wheel designs.

Inside, the Audi A3 has a gray background, a flattened sport leather steering wheel, a new selector lever, black rings on the air vents and a new high-gloss cover for the optional navigation system. In addition, Audi has given the A3 additional aluminum applications.


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