2010 Audi A3 TDI -Photos,Price,Specifications,Reviews

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Audi started its big push for clean diesel here in the U.S. market this spring when its big Q7 TDI finally went on sale. While the Q7 TDI is one of the most fuel efficient seven-passenger SUVs available anywhere, it’s only the beginning for Audi. Assuming that Americans start taking a shine to diesel, Audi is likely to introduce a whole series of Rudi D’s disciples here. So far, however, only one has been announced in addition to the Q7, the compact A3 hatchback.

The A3 is the entry-level model for the four-ringed brand here in the U.S. Until now, it has only been sold with a choice of a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder or 3.2-liter V6 engines running on gasoline. At the Detroit Auto Show, Audi announced that the A3 TDI would go on sale late this year. While the A3 TDI isn’t yet available, one was made available to us for five days during a recent trip to Southern California. Find out what it was like after the jump.

Audi today announced the pricing details for the 2010 Audi A3 TDI, the second clean-diesel offering from the German brand within a year. The 2010 Audi A3 TDI will arrive in dealerships across the nation in late November carrying a price tag of $29,950 (excluding a $825 destination charge, taxes, title, options, and dealer charges).

Audi, the inventor of TDI, blazes a trail in the field of engine manufacture. At the 27th annual Lake Wörther Tour being held at the end of May in the Austrian province of Carinthia, the brand behind the four rings is showcasing this technology’s potential with a sensational study. The two-liter TDI unit under the bonnet of the Audi A3 TDI clubsport quattro delivers 165 kW (224 hp) and musters up 450 Nm (331.90 lb-ft) of torque – the sort of pulling power normally associated with a sports car. The show car races from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 6.6 seconds and attains a top speed of 240 km/h (149.13 mph).

The car a dynamic air, while the racing bucket seats and open gear lever gate in aluminum form the highlights of the interior.

The show car is a true high-tech sports car. The drive power is directed to the 20-inch wheels via a six-speed transmission and the quattro all-wheel-drive system. At the front wheels, stopping power is provided by six-piston brake calipers and ceramic discs. The Audi drive select driving dynamics system allows the driver to vary at will the throttle response characteristic, the exhaust sound, the level of power assistance for the steering, the cut-in thresholds for the ESP stabilization system, as well as the operating mode of the dampers. The dampers deploy Audi magnetic ride technology, enabling them to react to changes in the driving situation with lightning speed.

Specifications

Exterior

Body

  • Rear spoiler

Tires and Wheels

  • Alloy wheels
  • 17 x 7.5 in. wheels
  • Steel spare wheel
  • 225/45R Y tires
  • All season tires
  • Inside mounted spare tire
  • Temporary spare tire

Roof and Glass

  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Rear defogger
  • Rear window wiper

Towing and Hauling

  • Cargo tie downs

Measurements

  • Width: 69.5 in.
  • Height: 56.0 in.
  • Length: 169.0 in.
  • Ground clearance: 4.3 in.
  • Front track: 60.3 in.
  • Rear track: 59.3 in.
  • Wheel base: 101.5 in.
  • Cargo capacity, all seats in place: 19.5 cu.ft.
  • EPA interior volume: 109.0 cu.ft.
  • Gross weight: 0.33 in.
  • Curb weight: 3219 lbs.

Exterior Options

  • Front License Plate Holder
  • Front Grille Filler Panel
  • Metallic or Pearl Effect Paint
  • Black Roof Rails
  • Open Sky Sunroof
  • Aluminum Roof Rails
  • Wheel Lock Kit

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

  • Base engine size: 2.0 L
  • Cam type: Double overhead cam (DOHC)
  • Cylinders: inline 4
  • Valves: 16
  • Valve timing: Variable
  • Direct injection
  • Torque: 207 ft-lbs. @ 1800 rpm
  • Horsepower: 200 hp @ 5100 rpm
  • Turning circle: 35.1 ft.
  • Base engine type: gas

DriveTrain

  • Drive type: front wheel drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual

Suspension

  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Four-wheel independent suspension
  • Front and rear stabilizer bar

Fuel

  • Fuel type: gas
  • Fuel type: premium unleaded (recommended)
  • Fuel tank capacity: 15.9 gal.
  • Range in miles (cty/hwy): 333.9/477.0 mi.
  • EPA mileage est. (cty/hwy): 21/30 mpg

Safety

Safety & Security

  • 4-wheel ABS
  • Front and rear head airbags
  • Dual front side-mounted airbags
  • Child seat anchors
  • Remote anti-theft alarm system
  • Emergency braking assist
  • Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Daytime running lights
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Front fog/driving lights
  • 2 front headrests
  • 3 rear headrests
  • Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
  • Rear center 3-point belt
  • Front and rear seatbelt pretensioners
  • Turn signal mirrors
  • Stability control
  • Traction control
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • Front height adjustable headrests
  • Rear height adjustable headrests
  • Post-collision safety system
  • Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
  • Driver head restraint whiplash protection system
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • Brake drying

Safety & Security Options

  • Rear Side Airbags

Interior

Front Seats

  • Front head room: 39.3 in.
  • Front leg room: 41.2 in.
  • Front shoulder room: 54.4 in.
  • Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
  • Driver seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Height adjustable passenger seat
  • Leather
  • Bucket front seats

Rear Seats

  • Rear head room: 36.9 in.
  • Rear shoulder room: 52.8 in.
  • Split-folding rear seatback
  • Folding with storage center armrest

Power Features

  • Remote power door locks
  • Power mirrors
  • 4 one-touch power windows

Convenience

  • Cruise control
  • Front console with storage
  • Front and rear cupholders
  • Front door pockets
  • Remote trunk release
  • Retained accessory power
  • Electric speed-proportional power steering
  • 12V front, 12V rear and 12V cargo area power outlet(s)
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel

Comfort

  • Interior active charcoal air filter
  • Dual zone climate controls – driver and passenger
  • Sun sensor
  • Cargo area light
  • Simulated alloy trim on center console
  • Simulated alloy trim on dash
  • Simulated alloy trim on doors
  • Front reading lights
  • Leather trim on shift knob
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Front and rear floor mats
  • Turn signal in mirrors
  • Dual vanity mirrors

Instrumentation

  • Clock
  • Tachometer
  • Trip computer
  • External temperature display
  • Low fuel level warning

In Car Entertainment

  • Diversity antenna
  • 10 total speakers
  • 140 watts stereo output
  • AM/FM in-dash single CD player,CD-controller with CD MP3 Playback stereo
  • Sirius satellite radio
  • Speed sensitive volume control
  • Auxiliary MP3 audio input
  • 1 subwoofer(s)
  • 3 Months of provided satellite radio service
  • Radio data system

Telematics

  • Pre-wired for phone

Interior Options

  • Audi Navigation System Plus w/6-CD Changer in Glovebox
  • All-Weather Floor Mats
  • Audi Navigation System Plus w/Audi Music Interface in Glovebox
  • Premium Plus
  • Dark Walnut Genuine Wood Belt Line Trim

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