Audi A3 2.0 TDI Premium Release Date, Review, Price – It appears that we are very close in seeing a new 2017 Audi A3 vehicle which is going to be released by the end of the year. The vehicle has been spotted recently with a heavy camouflage but you could easily tell that it is an A3 model. The spy photos have already circled the media and everybody is expecting to see what the end product is going to be like.
The first time we saw the Audi A3 vehicle was in 1996 when the car was developed for the first time. The initial release saw the development of a three door hatchback which was built on Volkswagen’s Group A platform and it shared the underpinnings with vehicles like the Audi TT and Golf. With the time passage the car became a five door hatchback and there was even a cabriolet version added to the roster as well. In 2012 there was the release of a third-generation A3, which went through a great overhaul, while next year we were finally introduced to the sedan version as well.
The 2017 Audi A3 sedan is going to receive an update as it was the most popular model bearing the A3 badge and was due for a checkup. The information are being released day in and day out, which will bring some novelties about the A3 car each day. Currently the biggest update is connected with its appearance and despite the fact that it is being hidden with a lot of camo, there are clear indications on how the car has changed. There is a considerable number of rivaling vehicles that are also scheduled to come out and whit the 2017 Acura ILX and 2017 Buick Verano, the A3 is going to have a lot of things on its hands. This review holds all the current information about the change of the car so browse though it in order to find out the latest news.
2017 Audi A3 exterior
The update of the exterior of the 2017 Audi A3 is going to add some new elements. The vehicle is going to be updated but do not expect to see many revolutionary changes as the vehicle is going to carry many of its present features to the 2017 model. The grille is going to add some sharper features while the headlights are going to follow the same zigzag direction of the bottom part of the car. So the A3 headlight design is going to slant downward a bit and the whole front fascia is a bit downsized and smaller. The air openings at the outer end of the fascia are still present but the horizontal flats have been changed a bit as they do not protrude outward as they do did before. The sides of the car are going to remain completely the same and the deep line that flows through the middle section of the car is still going to dominate the sides of the car. The same goes for the dual body line that starts at the headlights and connects to the taillight part.
In the rear, the maid body line that flows through the rear fascia is going to remain. But the innovation at the back is a completely new diffuser. The bumper is going to change and the added lines in the middle part which continues though the lower part of the car are going to be make the car look sporty. The taillights are going to have some red and much clearer lenses and they add some clear two-red-color hues to the lenses at the back. The shape remains the same, obviously, and the shape the vehicle very nicely. Generally speaking the vehicle is going to adopt quite a nice look with various new elements making it a modern addition to the market now.
Audi A3 For 2017 – Interior
The interior of the 2017 Audi A3 should not change that much. As there were only spy shots about the exterior released and there is scarce information about the outside of the car, it is hard to estimate which changes are going to be adopted for the new model. It appears that most of the design is going to remain the same and the vehicle is going to carry over the same shape and design that was used for the 2015 model. This means that the interior will keep the same dashboard design language that is incorporated in the Audi A8 vehicle. Keeping the dash uncluttered should be their main point here as it will keep the car useful and good looking like this. The infotainment system is going to be updated and a new touchscreen should be added as well which will keep the model feel of the vehicle. The facelift should do well for the A3 car but more information is going to follow suit in the future period before the release.
There are actually many assumptions which drivetrain the Audi A3 is going to continue with. Man speculations suggest on a 1.8-liter, Turbocharged TFSI engine. If this proves to be so it will enable the vehicle to produce 170 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque and 0-60 mph acceleration of 7.2 seconds on a top speed of 130 mph. Another possibility is the vehicle using a 2.0-liter TFSI engine with an output of 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The vehicle achieves 60 mph in 5.2 seconds in that case with a top speed of 130 mph. Perhaps the most possible option and the one many are cheering for the appear is the 2.0-liter TDI diesel option and we have yet to see a diesel option on this kind of a car. Perhaps the 2017 model gets to be the first model which adds this type of an engine to the mix. The gearshift option is going to be the same six-speed S Tronic, Dual clutch transmission seen on previous models.
Wheelbase: 102.2 in
Length: 14 ft. 7.4 in. (175.4 in.)
Width: 77.2 in
Passenger volume: 79 ft³
Cargo volume: 10.0 ft³
Curb weight: 3634 lb
Top Speed: 126 mph
0-60: 5.7 sec
MPG: 23/32 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Red , Brilliant Black, Florett Silver Metallic, Scuba Blue Metallic, Ibis White,Mythos Black Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Price and release date
The assumptions about the pricing of the vehicle are going to give us a starting price tag of $30,900 as base MSRP for the new 2017 Audi A3 model. The highest it can go is for the Prestige model which will give us a price of $43,050. The release date in the USA is going to be given later and we assume that the vehicle is going to be released between the first and middle parts of 2017.