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Prices Audi A3 Facelift (2016): 3-cylinder and new infotainment system

Prices for the new Audi A3 facelift (2016)
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D as the entry-level model of the VW Golf presented in 2012 -Derivats from Ingolstadt will have to get along with 3 cylinders in line with the model name. Its 1.0-liter turbo unit with 115 hp and powerful 200 Nm (from 2,000 to 3,500 rpm) also comes from the Golf. Despite the cylinder diet, the weight does not decrease, it remains at 1,150 kilograms. There are a total of nine engine variants for the new A3.

New basic model for the Audi A3 (2016): one cylinder less, 500 euros more

The base price for the Audi A3 (2016) with the new entry-level 1.0 TFSI engine is 23,300 euros in Germany. That is 500 euros more than the previous 1.2 TFSI basic model with four cylinders but 5 hp less. With the same engine, the VW Golf costs a good 2,600 euros less than the 1.0 TFSi Bluemotion.

The well-known 1.4 TFSI with 150 hp ranks above the 3-cylinder, which can even power the A3 with two pots thanks to cylinder deactivation. Here the basic price is 25,000 euros. New in the A3 comes the 2.0 TFSI with 190 PS and 320 Nm (1,500 to 4,200 rpm) from the A4.

The 2.0 TDI with 150 PS (from 28,250 euros) and a little later with 184 PS remain . The new entry-level diesel is the 1.6 TDI with 81 kW (110 PS). It is available with a six-speed manual transmission (from 28,750 euros) or a seven-speed S Tronic dual clutch transmission (from 28,850 euros).

You can find all the new prices in the download boxes below.

All body versions have been revised, except for the RS3.

Comes with the 2.0 TFSI units a new seven-speed dual clutch transmission with wet clutch is used. It replaces the six-speed box with a dry clutch. The gasoline engine Quattro is only available for the 2.0 TFSI with 190 hp, the 2.0 TDi with 184 hp and serinefor the S3.

Audi S3 with more power in the future

With a displacement of 2.0 liters, the S3 will in future have 310 hp (plus 10 hp) and 400 Nm (plus 20 Nm , only with S Tronic). The plug-in hybrid A3 E-Tron (204 hp) and the G-Tron with 110 hp, which can also fill up with natural gas, remain unchanged.

Similar to BMW, the new equipment lines for the A3 affect details of the exterior. In addition to the basic models, there will be the two lines 'Sport' and 'Design' in the future, above them the 'S Line' sport package and the 'Design Selection'.

The convertible also benefits from the facelift.

Audi A3 with new assistance systems and infotainment

The extra price compared to its predecessor (for the basic model, the other prices are not yet known) is justified by the A3 with an extensive upgrade: New on board are a lane departure warning system and the 'Pre Sense' front collision warning system with predictive pedestrian protection, there is even an option Traffic jam assistant, which briefly takes over steering up to 65 km /h and in Ko mbination with the dual clutch transmission starts up again automatically after standstill. Now also available for an extra charge: Emergency braking and cross traffic assistant.

As an extra, instead of analogue instruments, there is also the 'Virtual Cockpit' digital display, which shows the maps of the navigation system in large format in the central instrument.

New Audi A3 with MMI as in the middle class

Based on the example of the larger A4, the Ingolstadt-based company has also revised the infotainment system. As in the middle class, the round rotary /push button in the center console carries the touch-sensitive touchpad for entering characters and multi-finger gestures. In addition, toggle switches and buttons help through the newly designed menus, the voice control should now understand many expressions from everyday language as in the A4.

The MMI radio plus with an electrically extending seven-inch monitor is standard. The navigation system, which can be upgraded with 'Audi Connect', costs extra. Then the A3 also shows Google Earth and Google Street View, traffic information in real time as well as practical information on parking spaces, travel destinations, news or the weather. The one needed for itLTE flat rate (roaming in most European countries) is then included. Data packages for individual Internet use via WiFi costs extra - in contrast to the Audi MMI connect app. For example, it transfers the calendar from the smartphone to the MMI.

The smartphone uses the car antenna in the new Audi A3

The A3 integrates iOS and Android phones via the 'Audi smartphone interface'. Practical : The 'Audi Phone Box' in the center armrest wirelessly connects the mobile phone to the car antenna via near-field coupling and enables inductive charging.

The headlights of the new Audi A3 not only have a new graphic, and thus feature the facelift. They are also optionally available as LED headlights and, for the first time, as Matrix LED headlights. Standard is what was once only available in the luxury class: xenon plus headlights. So that the driver is not only better 'infotained', but also sees more clearly what is happening on the road.


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