Spring 2013 witnesses the Audi A3 Sedan

2013 Audi A3 Sedan 10 Spring 2013 witnesses the Audi A3 Sedan

2013 Audi A3 Sedan 2 Spring 2013 witnesses the Audi A3 Sedan

Spring 2013 saw the launch of the Audi A3 Sedan. With this vehicle, it has marked its entry into the largest segment of compact sedans. The model is light weight, powerful, has efficient engines and it has numerous infotainment as well as driver assistance systems.

While maintaining a sporty stance, the vehicle is also precise n highly expressive. The model has a 2.64 meter long wheelbase and a length of 4.46 meters. The width of the model is 1.80 meters and the height is 1.42 meters. It also offers the LED technology, along with the full LED headlights, this being their innovation. The team has used hot shaped steel parts in the passenger for low weight and maximum strength, and the curb weight of the sedan is just 1,250 kg. The efficient technologies of Audi are brought together by the engines: direct fuel injection, innovative thermal management, turbocharging and the start stop system.

The 2.0 TDI produces a horsepower of 150 and 320 Nm of torque. In the first 8.7 seconds, the car speeds up from 0 to 100 km/h and then goes on to the top speed of 220 km/hr. The 1.4 TFSI produces a horsepower of 140 and 250 Nm, and the car speeds up from 0 to 100 km/hr in the first 8.4 seconds. The 1.8 TFSI produces a horsepower of 180 and 250 Nm of torque, and it speeds up from 0 to 100 km/hr in the first 7.3 seconds itself and reaches a top speed of 235 km/hr. Based on the engine, either the S Tronic is used or the manual six speed transmission is used.

Chassis engineering is what has helped the vehicle enjoy in this segment. The springs and shock absorbers are mounted separately. It has 16 to 18 inch wheels, and the quattro GmbH can deliver wheels up to 19 inches in diameter. The Electronic stabilization control includes an electronic differential lock.

The interiors of the sedan have been designed keeping in mind every little detail. The instrument panel is sleek and the center console is towards the driver. The parking brakes are activated by a push button whereas the steering wheel has three or four spokes. The customer has also the option of selecting the steering wheel with a flat bottom, multifunctional keys and shift paddles. The option of sport seats is also available. The interiors are available in the following colors: black, titan gray, pashmina beige and chestnut brown. The upholstery materials include a mix of fabric and artificial leather, Milano leather, fabric covers and a combination of Pearl nappa leather and Alcantara. The vehicle ensures ample space and comfortable seating arrangement. The cargo capacity of the trunk is 425 liters.

In the infotainment section, the sedan makes use of the new modular infotainment system. The best system is the MMI Navigation plus an SSD hard drive offering 64 GB of storage, a whole new voice control and a DVD drive. It also features the 7 inch screen showing the map image in detailed 3D detailed graphics, the user terminal has a turn/push control designed as a touchwheel as well. It also includes the Audi phone box, the digital radio reception and the Bang & Olufsen sound system. The LED light guides light up the woofer grilles in the front doors.

The other features of this vehicle include: a knee airbag for the driver, 17 inch alloy wheels, sports seats, Audi drive select system, panoramic glass sunroof, convenience key, auxiliary heating and xenon based adaptive lights. Another one of the high end options is the safety system of this vehicle.

The four door car will be available in Germany and many of the European countries by late summer 2013.


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