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2017 Audi S3 The successful model from Audi is now much more appealing: The Audi A3 approaches the starting line with new driver assistance techniques and engines as good as newly designed headlights and back lights. Additionally new on board is the innovative operating and display idea, Audi digital cockpit. The brand new A3 is on hand in a three-door variant and as a Sportback, a sedan and a Cabriolet. The sporty Audi S3 variant comes with countless innovations and has even further improved its dynamic talents. The A3 series presents the most versatile line of force systems in the compact phase with the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron and the Audi A3 Sportback g-tron.
Driver help programs from the Audi full-size class
With countless driver help techniques, the brand new Audi A3 raises the bar within the top rate compact section over again. The extra developed Audi energetic lane support and Audi pre experience front, together with predictive pedestrian defense, make town and nation using even safer.
New in the section is the traffic jam help, which works along with Audi adaptive cruise control (ACC) and its stop&Go feature. The optional procedure keeps the automobile at a safe distance from the car in entrance, and in combo with the S tronic, routinely sets the automobile in movement again after a short discontinue. In gradual visitors up to 65 km/h (forty.4 mph), the traffic jam guide even briefly takes over the guidance on well-paved roads. A further new characteristic for the A3 family is the non-compulsory Emergency help. This method initiates braking down to a reliable stop if, despite warnings, no steering undertaking by using the driving force is detected. The new rear cross-traffic assist warns the driver about cross site visitors when slowly backing out of a perpendicular parking zone, for example.
Controls & displays, infotainment and Audi join
The highlight in the interior of the new Audi A3 is the Audi virtual cockpit. This progressive running inspiration is on hand for the first time in the compact category. The Audi digital cockpit shows the major driving-vital information in excessive resolution on a 12.Three-inch diagonal TFT reveal. The driving force can swap between two views by way of pressing the "View" button on the multifunction steerage wheel. In classic mode, the instruments show up as gigantic because the normal analog displays.
In infotainment mode, nonetheless, a imperative window predominates, which provides extra space to the navigation map or indicates lists for the phone, radio and audio. The tachometer and speedometer appear as small round clocks.
The menu structure in the MMI approach has been redesigned. Operation with its flat hierarchies is centered on smartphones. The centerpiece of the MMI terminal is the round rotary/push-button manipulate, whose ring is illuminated in white in the high variation. On its surface is the touch-sensitive touchpad for getting into characters and for multi-finger gestures, permitting the motive force to zoom inside the map. Above and beside the rotary/push-button manipulate are toggle switches and buttons with which the driving force can navigate via the newly designed menu constitution. The enhanced voice manage for navigation, radio, media and telephone now additionally is familiar with many phrases from everyday language.
In infotainment, the new Audi A3 once more units new standards. The MMI radio plus with the electrically increased 7-inch diagonal monitor is typical gear. The optionally to be had MMI navigation and MMI navigation plus with MMI contact along side the Audi connect module deliver many on-line services into the auto. They include, for illustration, navigation with Google Earth and Google road View site visitors know-how in actual time as well as realistic knowledge on parking, locations, information or the weather. The understanding is transmitted by way of the tremendous-rapid LTE ordinary. The specified flat price knowledge plan is integrated due to the Audi join SIM card pre-hooked up in the car. The client receives this embedded SIM (e‑SIM) in combo with Audi connect in Europe. It allows for roaming in most European international locations. Regardless of the built-in Audi connect services, knowledge packets for person web use may also be booked via the Wi-Fi hotspot.
The free Audi MMI join app allows for other services, similar to on-line media streaming and transfer of a calendar from a smartphone to the MMI. The A3 e-tron additionally aspects offerings for programming the charging and the departure time and for the air-con.
Cell phones with iOS and Android working techniques are linked with the car via the Audi smartphone interface. The Audi cell box within the core armrest makes use of close-field coupling to hyperlink smartphones wirelessly to the car's antenna and enables inductive charging.
Generally up-to-date: the engine lineup
The engine lineup for the Audi A3 includes six engines (three fuel and three diesel models). Their vigour output stages from eighty one kW (a hundred and ten hp) to a hundred and forty kW (190 hp). All A3 items fulfill the EU6 standard.
With the 1.0 TFSI, Audi is delivering a three-cylinder mannequin in the Audi A3 sequence for the primary time. The compact engine outputs 85 kW (one hundred fifteen hp) and offers 200 Nm (147.5 lb-feet) of torque at 2,000 to 3,500 revolutions per minute. The brand new entry-level gasoline engine is effective without sacrificing some thing in terms of using pleasure.
The 1.4 TFSI COD extremely elements cylinder-on-demand effectivity technology, turning off two cylinders when the corresponding output is not required. The engine with 1,395 ccm displacement outputs a hundred and ten kW (150 hp) and develops 250 Nm (184.4 lb-ft) of torque.
A technical spotlight is the absolutely new 2.0 TFSI with its progressive combustion process. From a displacement of 1,984 ccm it generates one hundred forty kW (one hundred ninety hp), offering 320 Nm (236.Zero lb-feet) of torque at 1,500 to 4,200 revolutions per minute.
Audi offers the four-cylinder TDI engine with 1,968 ccm displacement in two performance stages in the new A3. The two.Zero TDI comes optionally with a hundred and ten kW (150 hp) and 340 Nm (250.8 lb-toes) at 1,750 to three,000 revolutions per minute - and can quickly be on hand with a hundred thirty five kW (184 hp) and 380 Nm (280.Three lb-toes) at 1,750 to 3,000 revolutions per minute.
The new entry-degree diesel engine is the 1.6 TDI with 81 kW (110 hp). It is on hand in blend with the six-pace manual transmission or the S tronic seven-velocity dual grasp transmission.
The two.0 TFSI engines are joined with the aid of a thoroughly newly developed seven-velocity S tronic with moist clutch. It replaces the previous six-pace twin take hold of transmission with dry grasp. The brand new Audi A3 transmits the engine vigour to the front wheels by means of default. For the gasoline-engine models, quattro all-wheel drive is available for the two.0 TFSI with a hundred and forty kW (190 hp).
The suspension of the brand new Audi A3 impresses with its balanced and sporty tuning. With the optional activity suspension, the physique lies 15 millimeters (zero.6 in) curb, and 25 millimeters (1.Zero in) lower with the S line recreation suspension. The electromechanical power steerage is sensitive and effective in operation. On request, Audi supplies the likewise electrically powered revolutionary guidance system for many models that is regular within the Audi S3 sequence.
The brand new Audi A3 rides on sixteen-inch wheels as ordinary gear, with 17-inch wheels on hand in the design and game apparatus lines. The large variety of options with 17-, 18- and 19-inch wheels includes new designs. The road of tires has additionally been overhauled, and now presents extended efficiency with optimized rolling resistance.
For the primary time in the section: Matrix LED headlights
The headlights of the Audi A3 provide a unusual and new appear with their jagged backside edges. Xenon plus units are average; as options Audi presents LED headlights and for the primary time matrix LED headlights as good.
Constant light-weight design has introduced the curb weight of the Audi A3 with 1.Zero TFSI engine down to only 1,150 kg (2,535.3 lb) - the lightest in its class. The body of the brand new Audi A3 is crashproof and inflexible to a excessive extent. A noise-insulating windshield is average gear.
The internal affords the highest satisfactory typical of Audi. The newly designed three-spoke steering wheel is heated on request. For more relief on long journeys, Audi offers a driver seat with therapeutic massage operate in the new A3.