2015 Audi A3 Review, Price and Specs

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2015 Audi A3 Review, Price and Specs – Welcome to Newcarsuv.com, we will provide the latest information about the Audi A3 Concept. 2015 Audi A3 changes is one brand new car from Audi that was released in 2015. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2015 Audi A3 Release Date.

2015 Audi A3 Design

Audi has completely rebooted the A3 for 2015. When you think A3, stop channeling the five-door hatch that won a Car and Driver 10Best award in 2006. That old A3, a rebodied VW GTI designed primarily for the European market, is gone, and the U.S. gets a small four-door sedan that looks like an A4 that’s been tumbling in the dryer for a while.

Although there was a previous-generation A3, its hatchback body style and overall design gave the impression of a really nice compact car done up in leather and fancy gadgets rather than that of an authentically luxurious machine worthy of a higher asking price. The all-new 2015 A3 sedan, by comparison, aligns more closely with the American definition of a luxury car. Basically, it looks and feels like an A4 or A6 that got left in the dryer on high heat. Unfortunately, there are side effects to the shrinkage, namely a cramped backseat and a tiny trunk. They are without question the 2015 Audi A3’s biggest drawbacks.

Its biggest assets, though, are an impeccably constructed interior, generous standard equipment, an ample options list, nimble handling and appealing engines. Those engines consist of two different punchy and efficient turbocharged gasoline four-cylinders, plus an ultra-economical diesel engine that arrives later in the model year. There will also be an A3 convertible and the high-performance 2015 Audi S3 sedan.

The new A3 sedan is the second entry in a new segment of small German sedans with premium labels. The first player to arrive was the curvy Mercedes-Benz CLA250. With the Audi A4, BMW 3-series, and Benz’s C-class inching toward the next-larger segment, the A3 and the CLA are poised to become what those cars once were affordable, attractive, small, and fun.

With the 2015 A3 and S3, Audi has a new entry-level family of cars that completes a circle, taking the brand back almost two decades. Back then, Audi brought over the first compacts under the A4 nameplate. In the years to come, the A4 would gradually outgrow its mission; but now, fittingly, the redesigned A3 steps in, the same size as that original A4.

The A3 doesn’t drive small, either. The structure, borrowed from Volkswagen, is solid gold. This is the same MQB platform that underpins the new GTI, and even though the 3369-pound A3 isn’t as playful as that car, speed comes just as easily. Maturity has been tuned into the A3; it’s more laid back than you might expect. But don’t get the idea that the A3 isn’t willing to hustle along a canyon road. There’s plenty of grip from the Continental ContiSportContact 2 summer rubber 0.94 g on the skidpad and the prevailing sense of stability makes probing the limit fun rather than scary. Ride quality is on the firm side, but there’s enough compliance to make you forget you’re in the smallest Audi sold stateside.

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2015 Audi A3 Price

Pricing for the new 2015 Audi A3 has been set at $29,900–$38,600 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2015 Audi A3 we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog Newcarsuv.Com.

2015 Audi A3 Interior

2015 Audi A3 Interior

The interior of the A3 and S3 ventures into new aesthetic territory for Audi. The somewhat cluttered look of the previous A3’s instrument panel has been completely excised, and replaced by a clean, horizontal orientation. It also goes completely against the grain set by the current A4 and its more cockpit-like layout. Instead the layout here is focused around a horizontal dash, dominated by round vents, and on top in the center, a new screen that tucks neatly into the dash when the power is off and reemerges when the car’s started a uniquely German solution to infotainment that hits a fragile note in the cockpits of Benzes and BMWs, too. A trio of small climate-control knobs and a thin shelf of buttons reside along the dash’s midline, while a small, hooded gauge cluster leaves plenty of dash space open.

Audi says it’s maximized interior space and boosted crash performance by moving the front wheels forward by about 1.5 inches. The A3 doesn’t rely on body along to protect passengers, though: it has pre-collision restraint prep, simulated torque vectoring on the front wheels via its anti-lock brakes, and a passel of optional safety technology, including blind spot monitors and adaptive cruise control that maintains a traffic crawl with a tap of the cruise’s resume button.

The 2015 Audi A3 1.8T will start at $30,795, while the 2.0T quattro model starts at $33,795; both are sold as A3 Premium models which, technically, leaves room for a value-leader base model at some future time. Leather upholstery, a power driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and the panoramic sunroof are standard across the model line; base models also include Bluetooth audio streaming, HD Radio, satellite radio compatibility, bi-xenon headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, and a rain/light sensor.

The base Premium trim levels comes standard with 17-inch wheels, automatic xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, automatic wipers, cruise control, a sunroof, an eight-way power driver seat (with four-way power lumbar), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, the MMI electronics interface (with center console controls and dash-top rising screen) and a 10-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite and HD radio, and an SD card slot. The Cold Weather package adds heated front seats, side mirrors and windshield washer nozzles. Eighteen-inch wheels and an iPod interface are available separately.

2015 Audi A3 Features

2015 Audi A3 Exterior

This time around with the A3, Audi’s taking a route aimed directly at American car buyers. The A3 and S3 hit the ground first as sedans, and it’s a shape that will ring reassuringly familiar to Audi owners and intenders. It’s quite like that original A4, in fact, even the 80/90 compacts that came just before. From the available LED headlights, to the emphatic, spare grille, to the gentle roll of the roofline into the stubby trunk, it’s as quintessentially Audi as any of the brand’s sedans, though it’s been penned with completely new sheetmetal, and with a distinctive angle to its rear pillars.

Every 2015 Audi A3 comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front knee airbags, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and automatic seatbelt tightening and window closing (Audi Pre-Sense) in the case of a potential frontal collision. Rear side airbags are optional.

Standard with the Prestige and optional on the Premium Plus is the Driver Assistance package, which includes a blind-spot warning system, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, and an automated parking system. Optional on the Prestige is the Advance Technology package that adds lane-departure warning, frontal collision warning and frontal collision mitigation (with automatic braking) systems.

Every A3 includes that screen, but its display size depends on whether you opt for navigation. So, too, does the rotary controller. Without nav, it’s just a knob. With it, there is a pad on top that allows you to write letters with your finger when entering a destination. It’s cool and it works. Regardless of MMI version, however, controls for the stereo and other audio systems may take some time to get used to (especially if you’re used to a car with traditional dash-mounted stereo buttons), but they eventually become second nature.

The interior of the A3 and S3 ventures into new aesthetic territory for Audi. More of the VW roots show through in the horizontal dash, though it’s differentiated well with round vents, a trio of small climate-control knobs, and by a new MMI controller on the console and by the LCD display that rises from the dash a uniquely German solution to infotainment that hits a fragile note in the cockpits of Benzes and BMWs, too.

2015 Audi A3 Exterior

2015 Audi A3 Engine

The 2015 Audi A3 first arrives in the U.S. in two forms: front-wheel-drive 1.8T models, with their 170-horsepower, 1.8-liter engine, and 2.0T quattro (all-wheel-drive) models, with a 220-hp, 2.0-liter engine.

Both are turbocharged, direct-injected in-line fours with iron blocks and aluminum heads, and mated to the familiar (VW/Audi) six-speed DSG (automated dual-clutch) gearbox. The calibration of Volkswagen’s familiar six-speed DSG dual-clutch automated gearbox has been softened somewhat for the A3 for better low-speed drivability than we’ve noticed from this transmission in the past although if you click over to the transmission’s ‘S’ (sport) mode you get later (and firmer) upshifts, plus eager, rev-matched downshifts.

The corporate heritage gets clearer in the powertrain lineup chosen for Audi’s American A3 customers. Front-wheel-drive 1.8T models, with their 170-horsepower, 1.8-liter engine, and 2.0T quattro (all-wheel-drive) models, with a 220-hp, 2.0-liter engine, are both direct-injected, and with their low 1,600-rpm torque peaks and quick responsiveness they both do a great job in fooling us to believe they’re larger-displacement engines. They’re both hitched up to a six-speed dual-clutch (DSG) automated manual gearbox (no manual gearbox is in the plans), and otherwise these models are with transverse-mounted engines, front struts, and a four-link independent rear suspension. The electromechanical, speed-sensitive steering is excellent here precise and well-weighted.

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