2015 Audi A3 Underpinnings, Competitors, Interior, Engine, and Performance

Monday, February 16th 2015. | Audi

You may already know the 2015 Audi A3, but we would like to introduce this new series more. Here are some things that grab our attention. It is simply a quality ride. It brings a few great things to the table. People praise it for many reasons, including the sophisticated electronics. For your information, the car has terrific fuel efficiency and powertrain. The luxury car segment is filled with so many flagships. It takes much effort to stand of the crowd. The four-door hatchback version says goodbye, now we can see a car with a more traditional approach.

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2015 Audi A3 underpinnings

It comes with a trunk and rear glass. If you feel familiar with the design, it shares the same underpinnings with the Volkswagen Golf. Hence, we do not blame you if you spot some similarities. Let’s start with the outer frame. The exterior details are typical Audi in general. It takes cues from previous releases and they did that on purpose. It needs to stay true to its roots while keeps evolving to suit people’s preferences.

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It has pretty reliable drivetrain. For the entry level, you can find a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. It is accountable for delivering 170 hp and 200 pounds-feet of torque. Are you curious to know if it’s all-wheel-drive or front-wheel-drive? The latter is the right answer. The system sends power to the front wheels. It is paired with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Generally speaking, the sector of performance has never been its strongest selling value. Well, there are many parts where it shines, so doesn’t seem to be a big deal. The acceleration for the power is respectable, sprinting from 0 to 0 in 7.2 seconds. That was a recorded time. It may feel faster in reality. You need to test it yourself.

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2015 Audi A3 engine and performance

Different algorithms are applied to the different modes. The Sport mode highlights the sporty performance. If you need to experience the aggressiveness of the car, then you have to try this one. Some engines join the lineup. With that being said, you can switch to another model of if you need better performance, like the one with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. All about this series is automatic. If you are always feel more comfortable with the manual transmission, bad news for you because there is not that one offered for this particular series. One of the engine pumps out 220 hp and 258 pounds-feet of torque.

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2015 Audi A3 interior

The interior is exemplary. It features high-quality materials and a gorgeous arrangement. Some additions are absent, though. Besides, you may find some things missing, such as buttons and individual map lights. The features are a lot, and some are native Audi. You can see them on other series in the lineup. Speaking of the features, you can see an automatic climate control, standard leather seat surfaces, optional integrated multimedia system, a panoramic moonroof, etc. There is much more to see inside. You can compare it to other upscale series in its segment, such as the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. We can even say that the new Audi outperforms its competitors with many extras, but you must pay extra for them.

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