Audi A3

Audi A3 is a medium sized luxury coupe and cabriole. First generation models were available from 1996 and second generation versions from 2006. Second generation models benefit from increased interior space, improved performance and a choice of more sporty vehicles. Latest 2007/2008 models are the best yet - good looking, with a very modern and highly distinctive design and powerful engines. Available as either a 3-door A3 or 5-door A3 Sportback they make a good choice for those seeking an Audi combining style and performance with practicality. Both standard and Sportback models are distinguished by their classic coupe shape, alloy wheels and single-frame grille. Top speeds of 155mph and capable of hitting 0-62 mph in 5.7 secs. There are two types of advanced petrol engine to choose from on the latest A3s - the standard petrol engine and the TFSI turbo-charged direct injection. All diesel engines benefit from Audi TDI technology, combining power and performance, with low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Audi A3

  • Audi A3 2008

    As well as looks you should not be disappointed by the handing of these powerful yet nimble cars. ESP Electronic Stability Programme and electro-mechanical speed-sensitive power-steering are standard on the Audi A3. Options include acoustic parking and cruise control, just some of the many choices available on the fully customizable A3 and A3 Sportback models - everything from choice of paints to the engine to the floor mats!

    Audi A3 Standard Features

    Audi A3 offers practicality and comfort courtesy of the comfortable, ergonomically-designed cockpit while its stylish steering wheel and matt inlays make driving the latest Audi A3s a real pleasure. The Audi A3 benefits from alloy wheels with 205/55 R16 Y tyres, CD player, adjustable steering column, dampered grab handles on all doors, electric front and rear windows, front floor mats, heated rear screen with time switch and integrated aerial plus heat-insulating glass and manual headlight adjustment . A choice of 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel with gear-change paddles or 4-spoke steering wheel is offered. Also comes with removable luggage cover and split-folding rear seat as standard. Driver and passenger seat-height is manually adjustable while 3-point seat belts are available on all seats and the rear seat is split-folding. Exterior equipment includes electrically operated and heated door mirrors, rear window wash-wipe, remote-control central locking and space-saver spare wheel.

    Audi A3 Standard Safety and Security Features

    • Crash-active head restraints for front seats are adjustable for all 5 seats.

    • Driver, passenger and side airbags are included.

    • Electro-mechanical speed-sensitive power assisted steering

    • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), including ABS, EBD, ASR and EDL

    • Thatcham category 1 alarm and immobiliser

    • ISOFIX child-seat preparation

    • Sideguard, side head airbag system

    Audi A3 SE Model

    In addition to standard model equipment the Audi A3 SE offers 7.5J x 17 16-spoke design alloy wheels and 225/45 R17 Y tyres. The SE model also comes with Concert single front-loading CD player with MP3 file compatibility and active front and rear speakers plus Metrik design cloth upholstery seats. SE Interior equipment includes auto-dimming rear-view mirror, light and rain sensor pack, electronic climate control, front centre armrest, 4-spoke leather steering wheel, interior lighting package, storage pack and Vavona wood or aluminium inlays. Additional SE safety and security features include cruise control for holding any speed above 25mph.

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