The 2018 Audi A3 Hits the Market as One of the Best Entry Level Luxury Sedans with Style, Luxury, Comfort and Performance Which Make It a Logical Replacement to the Volkswagen Golf
Audi introduced its A3 line offering three different trim levels- Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. Also, they kept the option to choose either four door sedan, two door convertible, or a plug-in hybrid hatchback. Then, a sportier A3 model joined the base line having the body line of sedan and convertible and top of two of these trim lines.
What’s New on 2018 Audi A3
The automaker have not introduced major changes to its base A3 line for the year 2018. It has received only minor changes to equipment availability. They have introduced Two USB ports and heated front seats and also made them standard for all A3s. Also, they have made blind-spot monitoring standard for the Premium Plus Trim Levels.
The 2018 Audi A3 comes with an attractive yet conservative corporate styling having superb aerodynamic design as well as a handsome cabin that makes it an alternative to most popular Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. It has got an eye catching treatment between the main and lower grilles. Also, its stylish rounded roofline will take anyone’s attention at a single look. Regardless of the body style, it gets 17-inch wheel base.
The new A3 version comes with 1.4 liter turbocharged inline-4 engine nicely incorporated to a 75-KW electric motor and a 8.8 KW-Hour battery pack to produce 204 hp and 258 ft-lb of torque to run the returning up to 83 MPG in combination. It can accelerate from zero to 60 mph within only 5.8 seconds.
A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic driving system is standard for all front wheel drive A3s, while all-wheel-drive models get a 6-speed dual-clutch driving system.
The A3 has its standard braking system that requires 118 feet to stop from 60 mph that looks quite better than other average class sedans. It requires less steering effort than others making parking lot maneuvers easy.
It feels light and athletic in curves. The All wheel drive system makes the most available grip on the track having well-tuned suspension that ensures balanced and reassuring driving feel.
As like other Audis, the new A3 comes with an aesthetic interior design. Aluminum accented interior design is the most impressive addition to this model. The automaker has introduced all quality materials to decorate interior cabin. Standard equipment includes dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, 12-way power front seats, xenon headlights, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, SiriusXM satellite radio, and Bluetooth connectivity and so on. However, heated fronts seats will cost additional $500.
It also comes with all standard safety equipment including blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, automatic high beams, and LED headlights and so on.
The new 2018 Audi A3 lineup is highly fuel economic on the track. Track record states, the turbocharged models get 29 mpg combined in front-wheel-drive system and 27 mpg combined with all-wheel-drive system. For the absolute efficiency, A3 Sportback e-tron is the perfect choice that offers 34 mpg combined or 83 MPGe with all electric range. On average range of performance, the A3 the best option having 26 mpg on city roads, and 35 mpg on highways and 29 mpg combined.
The starting price of the base model is $35225.