2019 Audi A3 Sedan 40 TFSI

2019 Audi A3 Sedan

40 TFSI

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  • 4-door Sub-Compact Passenger Car
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $32,500.00
  • Invoice: $30,552.00
  • Hwy MPG: 35 mpg
  • City MPG: 26 mpg
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pros

Compact size; upscale feel; clean styling; available all-wheel drive; three body styles, including convertible; hybrid model; high-performance S3; super-performance RS3

model highlights

The Audi A3 is offered as a sedan, convertible, or 5-door Sportback. Power comes from a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The Audi A3 sends power to all four wheels via quattro all-wheel drive, though front-wheel-drive versions are available as well. A high-performance version of this same engine powers the Audi S3, where it makes 292 horsepower--enough to go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. The RS3 comes with only an all-wheel drivetrain, and is powered by a 2.5L turbocharged 5-cylinder engine that makes an almost-unbelievable 400 horsepower.

Finally, the A3 Sportback e-tron hybrid utilizes an electric motor that makes 102 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque, plus a 1.4L turbocharged gasoline engine capable of 150 horsepower. When combined, the two powerplants make 204 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful hybrids available. The Sportback e-tron can drive on purely electric power for about 17 miles.

The Audi A3 is available in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. The Premium trim includes leather seating with heated front seats, a panoramic glass sunroof, bi-xenon automatic headlights, power adjustable side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12-way power adjustable driver's seat, rearview camera and parking sensors, "Alu-optic" interior trim, heated mirrors and washer nozzles, twin USB power/data ports, and a 10-speaker sound system with a 3-month subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio.

A convenience package adds keyless start, stop and entry, as well as Audi's music interface and better smartphone integration. The sport package on the other hand, adds sportier front seat, a driving mode selector and a flat-bottom steering wheel with shift paddles. A sport suspension is also available that reduces the ride height by 15 mm.

The Premium Plus trim adds 18-inch wheels, aluminum interior accents, Audi side assist, a Bang & Olufsen sound system and keyless entry. The Prestige package, meanwhile, includes everything in Premium Plus, as well as an S-line exterior body kit, a navigation system, Audi connect and LED headlights.

Option packages on the Premium Plus include a technology package that features Audi Connect PRIME and PLUS, a navigation system, Audi's side assist system with rear traffic alert and what Audi calls their "virtual cockpit," which is a digital display in the instrument cluster featuring a view of the road ahead as well as plenty of relevant driving information.

The RS3 is, a special beast of its own. Besides the tremendous engine, the RS3 comes with a unique red-stitched Nappa leather interior as well as 19" 5-arm wheels, full LED headlamps, RS-specific fascias and diffuser and magnetic ride suspension.

Safety features on all the A3 models include anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control and a tire pressure monitoring system. Airbags include advanced driver and passenger front airbags, knee airbags, thorax side airbags as well as side curtain airbags. An anti-theft alarm system comes standard, while Active Lane Assist, Audi Pre-Sense automatic braking and adaptive cruise control are all optional on the A3 Prestige.

model news

After several new changes last year, the Audi A3 and S3 enter 2019 with few changes to the lineup in anticipation of a rumored 2020 facelift.

value writeup

The Audi A3 competes against other compact premium cars such as the BMW 2-Series, the Mercedes CLA and, to some would say, the MINI Cooper. In past decades, owning a small car meant dealing with little more than bare bones transportation. These days, though, owners of small cars need not be deprived of anything, and the A3 looks to continue that trend by offering a vehicle with a small footprint but with luxury-car performance and amenities. The A3 starts at around $32,000.

Preview Image Manufacturer's Color Code
Manufacturer color code Y1Y1
' Y1Y1'
Manufacturer color code 0E0E
' 0E0E'
Manufacturer color code A2A2
' A2A2'
Manufacturer color code T9T9
' T9T9'
Manufacturer color code 2Y2Y
' 2Y2Y'
Manufacturer color code G3G3
' G3G3'
Manufacturer color code L5L5
' L5L5'
Manufacturer color code B9B9
' B9B9'
Manufacturer color code 0C0C
' 0C0C'

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 7
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.75
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.90
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.64
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 35 MPG
Cruising Range - City 343.20 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 26 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 29 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 462.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Battery Range N/A
Engine
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/121
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 184 @ 4300
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 221 @ 1600
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 320
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume N/A
Front Head Room 36.5 in
Front Leg Room 41.2 in
Front Shoulder Room 54.8 in
Front Hip Room N/A
Second Head Room 36.1 in
Second Leg Room 35.1 in
Second Shoulder Room 53 in
Second Hip Room N/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 103.8 in
Length, Overall 175.5 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 70.7 in
Height, Overall 55.7 in
Track Width, Front 61.2 in
Track Width, Rear 60.1 in
Min Ground Clearance N/A
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume 12.3 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 3197 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Size P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 17 X 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size 17 X 7.5 in
Spare Wheel Size Compact in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 36.1 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.3 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 10.7 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 13.2 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Corrosion:
12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/Unlimited Miles

Maintenance:
1 Years/10,000 Miles

Rebate Information

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Financing Incentive: 3.99% to 4.49%
plus $1500 bonus cash

Expiration Date: 02/28/2019

Resource: Audi of America 02/01/2019