By Audi Media
• The A3 sedan sets new standards in the entry premium market
• Audi showcases progressive technology, craftsmanship and performance with the Audi A3
• Over the next 16 months, Audi will roll out the complete A3 family, including the cabriolet, TDI clean diesel, S3 and A3 e-tron PHEV
Audi of America introduces the complete pricing for the 2015 A3 sedan in both the 1.8 TFSI® and 2.0 TFSI® powertrains. The premium compact sedan offers the latest in progressive technology at a competitive price. The base MSRP for the Audi A3 1.8 TFSI will start at $29,900 and the 2.0 TFSI® will start at $32,900.
The A3 sedan will bring to the entry premium market new innovative technologies and the detailed craftsmanship found in larger flagship Audi sedans. The Audi A3 features standard leather seating surfaces and exceptional ergonomics, and offers the signature Singleframe® grille, ultra-thin retractable MMI display, available Audi drive select, 4G LTE connectivity and Bang & Olufsen® audio. The A3 will also come equipped standard with a panorama glass sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.
In addition to the base premium package, two iconic Audi luxury packages are offered on the A3 – premium plus and prestige. Premium plus will include exclusive 18″ 10-spoke-design Audi wheels, an aluminum interior package, and keyless entry for an additional $2,900. The prestige package will include everything that is offered in premium plus, and will give the A3 sedan a sportier look with the S Line® exterior kit. It will also offer the Driver Assistance package, Bang & Olufsen Sound System, Audi MMI navigation plus, Audi Connect, Convenience package and full LED headlights for $8,800.
For superior traction and handling, the 2015 A3 2.0 TFSI will also include the legendary quattro® all-wheel drive, which distributes power to the wheels that need it most. Both engines are mated to the standard 6-speed S tronic® transmission, which provides the driver immense shifting flexibility and driving pleasure with smooth, dynamic acceleration and virtually no interruption to the power flow.
The A3 sedan will be joined later in 2014 by the recently announced Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 TDI clean diesel, the high-performance S3 sedan and in early 2015, the A3 Sportback e-tron® gasoline electric hybrid (PHEV).