|April 25, 2005
Audi Releases Pricing on the All-New 2006 Audi A3 - First Cars in Showrooms for Test Drives
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Audi of America, Inc. announced today pricing on its newest model, the A3 2.0 T. Available for sale mid-May, the 2006 A3 is Audi's entry in the premium compact segment. With its aggressive styling, sporty driving dynamics, and abundance of standard features, the A3 offers TT-like performance and sophistication with the versatility of its four-door design and cargo area.
The 2006 A3 2.0 T with manual transmission has a manufacturer suggested retail price of $24,740. The revolutionary DSG automatic transmission equipped A3 starts at $26,140. Both cars are equipped with a myriad of standard features such as dual-zone automatic climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, electronic stabilization program (ESP), 140-watt sound system with ten speakers and in-dash CD player, cruise control, central locking with remote, power windows with one-touch up/down for all four windows, and split folding rear seats.
As a preview, potential customers are now able to experience the all-new A3, several weeks in advance of the market introduction in mid-May. Demonstrator A3s are now available at all Audi dealerships in the U.S. and Canada. Consumers who take a test drive can benefit from the "Great Things Come in 3s" promotion. This promotion includes the opportunity to receive 33 songs from iTunes for qualified drivers who take a test drive, and a Bose Companion 3 multimedia sound system for customers who place a pre-sales order. For more information on this promotion, please visit www.audiusa.com/a3
Options and packages
The A3 2.0 T can be ordered in one of three trim levels: 2.0 T, 2.0 T Sport package, and 2.0 T Premium package. The $1,800 Sport package consists of 17-inch 16-spoke bi-color wheels with performance tires (all-season tires are a no cost option), sport suspension, aluminum interior trim, leather covered multifunction three-spoke steering wheel, roof spoiler, fog lights, illuminated vanity mirrors, leather seating surfaces, and sport seats.
The luxury oriented $2,025 Premium package provides 17-inch 16-spoke silver wheels with all-season tires, HomeLink, storage package, trip computer, auto-dimming interior mirror with light/rain sensor, power adjustable driver seat, illuminated vanity mirrors, leather covered multifunction three-spoke steering wheel, aluminium interior trim, fog lights, and leather seating surfaces.
Both A3 Sport and Premium packages can also be equipped with a cold weather package consisting of heated front seats, washer nozzles, and mirrors, and a ski sack. Satellite radio (choice of XM or Sirius), a sound package with premium Bose sound system and Symphony radio with in-dash six-disk CD changer, Xenon headlights are also available with Sport and Premium packages.
All A3 models are available with the Open Sky system. Open Sky consists of a power operated glass sunroof in the front, and a glass panel roof for the rear seats. Both panels have manual sunshades should the passengers decide to block unwanted light.
As with all Audi models, the 2006 A3 2.0 T is equipped with the latest safety features. Driver and passenger front airbags, front side airbags, Sideguard curtain airbag for front and rear passengers, ESP, electronic brake pressure distribution (EBD), and ABS are all standard. Rear side airbags are optional on all A3 models.