At the New York International Auto Show, the German company confirmed that their 2016 Audi A3 is getting ready to hit the market. The company hasn’t revealed much information about the newcomer, but we managed to get some details about it and of course we will share these details with you. We know that you eagerly wait to see the first-hand information about new Audi A3 2016, so let’s start immediately.
2016 Audi A3 redesign
What we managed to find out about the new Audi A3 2016 is that it will get a brand-new MQB platform. It is also interesting to mention that it will be offered in four body styles. Besides convertible and sedan, the new Audi A3 will also be available as 5-door and 3-door. If the rumors are true, the exterior design of the newcomer will be much alike the exterior we’ve seen in the previous model.
When it comes to the interior design, there will be some changes of course but it will basically be much similar to the vehicle it replaces. One thing is certain; the new 2016 Audi A3 will offer a comfortable and luxurious feel while driving. The designers now used only high quality materials to complete the glory of the cabin for their new model. The overall look of the cabin will be pretty much the same, but it will be equipped with great technological features. Some of these features are WiFi, Audi’s Drive Select, smartphone integration and many more. The company put a lot of effort to improve the safety of the newcomer, so we will be offered automatic braking, frontal collision warning, rear camera and others. The customers will be able to choose between three trim levels including Prestige, Premium Plus and Premium.
Audi A3 2016 specs
Under the hood of the new Audi A3 2016 will be offered several diesel and petrol engines, but the most interesting thing is that a hybrid engine will also be offered. Some of the engines are 2.0 – liter TFSI and 2.0 – liter TDI. The first, 2.0-liter TFSI engine delivers up to 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The second engine option, the 2.0-liter TDI generates up to 181 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Namely, this engine option is considered to be powerful, but at the same time it ensures great fuel economy. Several gearbox options will also be available and these are 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, and 7-speed automatic gearbox.
2016 Audi A3 release date and price
The 2016 Audi A3 will appear in showrooms in the summer of 2015. The Audi Sportback was presented at the 2015 NYIAS with 2.0 TDI engine. The price of the new Audi A3 2016 will start just above $30,000.