2017 Audi A3 Get New Look and Features. As this is already time for an update, Audi decided to make an evolutionary design for its 2017 Audi A3 lineup. Several numbers of new tech and features will equip the sedan. This series looks very promising by offering nice things on the inside and outside. Here is the complete detail on the new version.
2017 Audi A3 Specifications
Features, Changes, Exterior, and Interior
The new 2017 Audi A3 exterior look remains similar to its predecessor. However, it also features new tweaks. At the front and rear end, this sedan receives diffuser for the Cabriolet trim, updated bumper, new LED tail lights, single frame grille in a larger size, and undercut headlights. The Premium Plus and Prestige trims get S-Line appearance package as standard, while S trim gets aluminum-look grille. The standard and Cabriolet trims also get double exhaust while quad exhaust system is still available on other trims too.
On the inside, the Cabriolet trim gets adjustable front seats in six-way. Meanwhile, in standard, this series takes digital instrument cluster. In addition to it, it also gets new 12.3 inches of head up infotainment display with updated MMI menu system like in smartphone with rotary dial input option. Android Auto and Apple Car Play are also available along with new connectivity option including Audi Connect Prime and Audi Connect Plus. On top of that, it also gets utmost and updated advanced safety features.
Powertrain – 2017 Audi A3
This 2017 Audi A3 series is going to be powered by the same engine. Under the hood, the sedan will be powered by the same turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine that generates 220 hp of power output and 258 lb-ft of torque performance. The same engine will power the S3 trim but in the improved number of performance, 292 hp of power output and 280 lb-ft of torque performance. Meanwhile, the e-Tron Sportback plug-in hybrid trim is equipped with a combination of turbocharged four-cylinder 1.4-liter engine and an electric motor, generating 204 hp of power output and 258 lb-ft of torque performance in total.
|Engine||turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder|
|Transmission||six-speed dual-clutch automatic|
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It is also reported that European market will continue to get diesel powertrain while other market destinations will miss the engine. The 2017 Audi A3 engine can be paired with standard six-speed manual transmission while European market will likely get seven-speed dual clutch transmission option as well. Front-wheel drive comes as standard and all-wheel drive configuration will be available as optional.
2017 Audi A3 Price and Release Date
The 2017 Audi A3 entry level pricing starts from $35,150. While, Cabriolet trim pricing starts from $41,250. The S trim should come with Premium Plus at the start, and its pricing begins at $43,850. Most of the trims will be launched in October 2016, while the e-Tron Sportback plug-in hybrid trim will follow later.
The entire evolutionary design is a great promise. Even though there is a slight difference in specs for the US and European market, the new 2017 Audi A3 will still make good sale numbers.
|2017 Audi A3 2.0T Premium AWD Price||$35,150|
|2017 Audi A3 Cabriolet Price||$41,250|
|2017 Audi S3 Price||$43,850|
|Release Date||October 2016|
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