With the launch of four-door silhouette of the 2014 A3 sedan this spring, the German Auto Giant Audi brings excitement in the luxury market segment of compact Sedans. Powerful engine, lightweight design, advanced infotainment and dynamic wheels ranging from 16-inches to 18-inches cement the sporty appearance of this luxuriously compact Sedan with the technology of highly efficient engines. Competing with fresh premium Sedan models like the Mercedes-Benz CLA and the Acura ILX , the newly minted Audi is more up to a challenge for German automakers.
Exterior Renovations : The design of the sporty 2014 A3 Sedan is a cross between the classic three-box concept and the coupé philosophy. The four door sedan comes with a 2.6 metre wheelbase, 17-inch-alloy wheels and length of 4.46 meters (14.63 ft). A3 Sedan will have LED technology with an option of full LED headlamps to give it distinctive appearance.
Interior Specifics : The interior of the 2014 Audi A3 Sedan is adorned with impressive attention to trivial details. A long arc spans over the width of the windshield, while line and surfaces are intricately designed. It also includes optional color display of the driver information system that uses high quality 3D graphics, optional sport seating in the front, a revised MMI system, choice of three different steering wheels and lot more. Besides it, steering wheel with a flat bottom, multifunction keys and shift paddles is also offered as an option. Clients also have option to choose from two kinds of cloth seats including leather and Alacantara. The interior colorways fall into Black, Titan Gray, Pashmina Beige and Chestnut Brown, while two-tone packages create an amazing color world.
Engine Power and Other High End Options : For Germany and Europe, the 2014 Audi A3 sedan will have the powertrain of three 4-cylinder engines, with more refined efficient technologies like direct fuel injection, turbocharging, innovative thermal management and the start-stop-system.
In the engine configuration, the 2.0 Litre TDI Engine generates an output of 150 hp[110 kiloWatt] with peak torque of 320 Nm[236.02 lb-ft], which makes it sprint 0 to 100 km/hour in 8.7 seconds with a top speed of 220 km/hour[136.70 mile/hour]. It has a combined fuel efficiency of 24.39 km/litre[4.1 liters for 100 km] or 57.37 US miles/gallon with a CO2 emission of 108 grams/km[172.20 grams/mile].
The 1.4 Litre TFSI engine is capable of producing an output of 140 horsepower[103 kiloWatt] with peak torque of 250 Nm[184.39 lb-ft], in which the COD (cylinder on demand) system makes the two cylinder automatically deactivated on low engine loads. It can dash 0 to 100 km/hour in 8.4 seconds with a top speed of 213 km/hour[132.35 miles/hour]. It has a combined fuel efficiency of 21.27 km/litre[4.7 liters for 100 km] or 50.05 US miles/gallon with a CO2 emission of 109 grams/km[175.42 grams/mile].
The 1.8 Litre TFSI engine can generates an output of 180 horsepower[132 kiloWatt] with peak torque of 250 Nm[184.39 lb-ft]. It features the top-end technologies, which includes dual injection into the combustion chambers and the induction manifold. It sports performance makes it dash 0 to 100 km/hour in 7.3 seconds with a top speed of 235 km/hour[146.02 miles/hour]. It has a combined fuel efficiency of 17.85 km/litre[5.6 liters for 100 km] or 42.00 US miles/gallon with a CO2 emission of 129 grams/km[207.61 grams/mile].
Besides it a six-speed manual or six-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission will be available as transmission options. Pre Sense basic is another high-end option available in A3 Sedan that ensures better safety with Pre-sense front integrated in the adaptive cruise control system. It warns the driver in an imminent rear-end collision and can even initiate hard braking.
Advanced Modular Infotainment : Despite being one of Audi’s introductory models, the 2014 A3 Sedan is adorned with new modular infotainment system (MIB) available with high-end infotainment options such as hard drive offering 64 GB of storage, DVD drive, whole-word voice control, MMI Navigation plus system, a module for digital radio reception (DAB+) and the Bang & Olufsen sound system. The online community services like Facebook and Twitter have also been integrated.
The four-door silhouette of the 2014 A3 sedan will be available late this summer in Germany and European countries. The base price for the 1.4 TFSI is around 25,000 Euros.
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