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Friday, 28 October 2016
USA - The A3’s more powerful 2.0-liter TFSI® engine offers an increase of 16 hp & 21 lb-ft of torque over the previous generation A3 1.8T
The A3’s more powerful 2.0-liter TFSI® engine offers an increase of 16 hp and 21 lb-ft of torque over the previous generation A3 1.8T
Front-wheel drive models also receive a new seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission
2017 A3 2.0T boasts a 29-mpg combined EPA-estimated fuel economy, giving customers both performance and efficiency; on sale Fall 2016
Continuing on its path of offering a strong entry to the Audi premium lineup, the 2017 A3 Sedan and Cabriolet models are now available with a more efficient 2.0-liter TFSI® engine and seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission. Offering a competitive EPA-estimated 29-mpg combined fuel economy rating, the A3 2.0T is a powerful yet capable choice for customers in the entry-level luxury sedan segment.
The A3 sedan with 2.0-liter engine replaces the 1.8-liter engine previously offered on A3 front-wheel drive models. This new 2.0-liter engine offers increased performance and the driving dynamics expected of an Audi, with an increase of 16 hp and 21 lb-ft of torque compared to the previous generation A3 1.8T.
The 2.0T engine is mated to a new seven-speed S tronic® dual clutch transmission with front-wheel drive, which can deliver 186 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque and sprints from 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds for the sedan, a reduction of 0.6 seconds compared to the previous model. To help increase engine efficiency, the A3’s 2.0T engine utilizes a combustion method with shorter compression and longer expansion phases. The compression ratio was increased to 11.7:1 from 9.6:1, further improving the engine’s efficiency and allowing for greater power and torque delivery.
The A3 Sedan and Cabriolet showcase every aspect of Audi expertise found in the brand’s full-size luxury vehicles, in an affordable premium compact model. The model line offers a host of standard premium features such as leather seating surfaces, panoramic sunroof on the sedan, dual-zone automatic climate control, xenon plus front lighting with LED daytime running headlights and LED taillights.
New for 2017 is a redesigned exterior that includes a new headlight design and updated design cues such as an all-new front fascia with a wider Singleframe® grille, making the A3 appear even sportier and more aggressive on the road.
The A3 Sedan and Cabriolet models are also available with the higher output 2.0 TFSI quattro® all-wheel drive turbocharged four-cylinder engine with six-speed S tronic® dual clutch automatic transmission.
Model year 2017 A3 Sedan and Cabriolet with available 2.0-liter FWD engine starting manufacturer suggested retail prices; on sale fall 2016.
A3 Sedan FWD
A3 Cabriolet FWD
Prices above exclude destination charge ($950), taxes, title, options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.
For more information, please visit www.audiusa.com.
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Where stated, fuel economy values (mpg) are EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including your driving habits and vehicle condition.