4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium
Starting at $24,950 | Starting at 30 MPG City - 42 MPG Highway
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The 2011Audi A3 continues as a 4-door hatchback, 5-passenger wagon with minor interior and exterior styling tweaks. Available with a 2.0-liter 200-hp Turbo I4 borrowed from the Volkswagen GTI or 2.0-liter Turbo-Diesel I4 with 140-hp, 236-lb ft tq, 6-speed automatic transmission and up to 30/42 mpg city/hwy. All A3s offer front-wheel drive or optional Quattro all-wheel drive. The A3 offers a fun-to-drive personality in a small wagon form factor, with features that include an open sky sunroof, Audi music interface, dual-zone climate control and LED turn signals. Competitors include Volvo V50 and Mini Cooper.
For drivers wanting utility and luxury in a smaller, greener package, the A3 fits the bill. The 'Sportback' 5-door body style offers the spaciousness of an SUV on a platform shared with its Volkswagen cousins the Golf and Jetta. The TDI clean diesel engine is capable of 42 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA, but the direct-inject gasoline engine gets a none-too-shabby 28 mpg on the highway itself. High-end touches such as leather seating and a 10-speaker stereo are standard equipment on both trim levels.
The biggest news for this year's A3 is a minor interior and exterior facelift, with a new single-frame grille element, high-gloss black B-columns, chrome trim on lower air inlets, chrome strips in door handles, new rear diffuser insert, and updated alloy wheel designs. Four new paint choices have also been added: Volcano Red, Dakota Gray, Amethyst Gray and Scuba Blue. The interior now sees a new gray instrument background, a revised flat-bottomed steering wheel and a new gear shift lever for the S tronic transmission.
There are two Audi A3 engines available for 2011. Both are 2.0-liter 4-cylinders, but one is a TDI clean diesel engine, while the other is a direct-inject gasoline engine. The diesel engine can make 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque, plus a 30-mpg city and 42-mpg highway fuel rating. The turbo-charged gasoline engine trades some of that green credibility for performance, with 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. It still manages 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive.
Braking & Traction
|Tire Pressure Monitoring System||Std|
|Driver Air Bag||Std|
|Passenger Air Bag||Std|
|Side Air Bag||Std|
|Side Head Air Bag||Std|
|Rear Body Side Air Bag||Opt|
|Rear Head side Air Bag||Std|
|Child Safety Locks||Std|
|Daytime Running Lights||Std|
|Variable Inter. Wipers||Std|
Audi Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
|The Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty is extremely comprehensive and covers up to six years from new vehicle in-service date or 100,000 total vehicle miles, whichever occurs first.*
*See dealer for details
|Age/Mileage Eligibility||5 years or newer/less than 60,000 miles|
|Lease Term Certified||No|
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