Audi A3 Sedan – Australian pricing & specs

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Audi A3 sedan

Audi Australia has rolled out the new A3 sedan across its dealerships and if you’re interested in this car we suggest you pop along and check it out because they do look really good.

Surprisingly, Audi says the sedan shares no body panels with its Sportback stablemate. That would stand to reason given Audi’s attention to detail these days, even on its volume models like the A3.

At launch we’ll have three engine choices to choose from in the three-box A3. A 1.4 TFSI (103kW250Nm) with cylinder-on-demand kicks off the range, while a 1.8 TFSI (132kW/250Nm) and 2.0 TDI (110kW/320Nm) fill the middle of the range. Until the S3 sedan arrives in Australia—it’s not too far away either—the 1.8 TFSI quattro tops off the A3 sedan line up.

List pricing starts at $39,800 for the 1.4 TFSI and goes up to $47,800 for the 1.8 TFSI quattro. A series of option packages are also available and information on these and the full pricing can be seen after the break.

You get the feeling Audi thinks the A3 sedan will do quite well. We wonder if interest and novelty value will translate into sales. Certainly, Andrew Doyle, Audi Australia MD, isn’t hiding his expectations.

“The all-new A3 Sedan is very impressive. It looks powerful on the road, yet sips fuel frugally,” Doyle said. “It offers luxury appointments inside and out, yet it has the sharpest pricing in its segment. Judging by early interest in this new model, we are very confident of its success.”

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi A3 sedan

Audi’s first-ever A3 Sedan has arrived in Australia

  • All-new Audi A3 Sedan goes on sale in Australia, priced from $39,800
  • A light, compact sedan body, with modern design architecture
  • All engines lead their class in efficiency

Australia, 24 January 2013: The first-ever Audi A3 Sedan has arrived in Australia. This stylish sedan, the first of its kind for Audi, features a potent combination of powerful performance, equipment from the luxury class, efficient technology and outstanding quality, from just $39,800 MLP.

Audi Australia’s Managing Director, Andrew Doyle, said the new A3 Sedan offers enormous growth opportunities for Audi in the compact premium segment.

“The all-new A3 Sedan is very impressive. It looks powerful on the road, yet sips fuel frugally. It offers luxury appointments inside and out, yet it has the sharpest pricing in its segment. Judging by early interest in this new model, we are very confident of its success,” said Mr Doyle.

“We are thrilled with the price positioning of our A3 model range in general. It’s a highly competitive segment of the market and with a sales increase of 93 percent (compared with 2012) the new A3 Sportback has been very well-accepted since its May 2013 launch. We are now looking forward to even more customer interest with the arrival of this all new body style to the range,” he added.

Audi brings three engine variants to Australia initially, including the 1.4 TFSI Attraction model with advanced Cylinder-on-Demand technology. In the Ambition model specification, the 2.0 TDI will be offered, while the 1.8 TFSI will be offered both as a front-wheel drive and quattro model. The efficient and sporty S tronic dual-clutch transmission is fitted as standard to all models.

While the all new A3 Sedan shares the frugal engines of its Sportback sibling, it has no common body panels. Its modern architecture is unique to this model, yet it maintains the same attention to weight reduction as the Sportback, with a kerb weight of just 1,250 kg for the 1.4 TFSI S tronic, thanks to Audi ultra technology.

Many of the components in the occupant cell are made of high-end hot-formed steel and the bonnet is aluminium. The low weight of the chassis and engines also sets new standards, and does the level of safety equipment.

The all-new A3 Sedan has a 5 star ANCAP rating, scoring higher than its main competitor. It features a host of standard safety equipment including seven airbags, Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC), along with new features like Emergency City Braking which is part of the Assistance Package (below). This technology automatically brakes the car to a full stop (if travelling below 30km/h) if it detects an obstacle ahead, like another car stopping suddenly.

Equipment and Pricing – highlights at a glance

The A3 Sedan offers a very high level of standard equipment in keeping with its premium positioning. Highlights include:

Attraction trim level (1.4 TFSI)

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Audi parking system: rear
  • Leather-appointed upholstery
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with digital display and rear-seat vents
  • Audi Music Interface
  • Bluetooth interface with audio streaming
  • MMI radio system – electrically retractable, slimline 5.8-inch colour display monitor with 8 passive speakers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver information system
  • Dynamic suspension
  • Exterior electric mirrors
  • Light and rain sensor
  • Multi-function leather-wrapped four-spoke steering wheel with paddle-shift

Ambition trim level (1.8 TFSI and 2.0 TDI)
Additional standard equipment on top of Attraction trim level:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Front leather-appointed sports seats with height, depth and seat rake adjustment
  • High-gloss package; aluminium window surrounds
  • Aluminium-look interior styling with aluminium sill trims
  • Front fog lights
  • Full colour driver information system
  • Audi Drive Select
  • Multi-function leather-wrapped three-spoke sports steering wheel with paddle-shift

Pricing (Manufacturer List Pricing (MLP) – excludes dealer delivery and statutory charges)

Attraction specification level
A3 sedan 1.4 TFSI COD S tronic (103kW/250Nm) – $39,800

Ambition specification level
A3 sedan 1.8 TFSI S tronic (132kW/250Nm) – $44,800
A3 sedan 2.0 TDI S tronic (110kW/320Nm) – $44,800

A3 sedan 1.8 TFSI quattro S tronic (132kW/280Nm) – $47,800

High-value option packages

To make it easier than ever for customers to combine highly desirable features together in exceptional value packages, the new Audi A3 Sedan is offered with the following:

Style package – $2,000

  • Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Choice of 18-inch alloy wheel in 10-spoke design, 5-arm structured design, 5-arm rotor design or 10-spoke design in titanium look
  • Sports suspension with a lowered ride height of 15mm

Technik package – $2,990

  • MMI navigation plus with MMI touch, including 7.0-inch colour display monitor
  • Audi parking assist with rear view camera
  • Audi sound system

Comfort package – $2,200

  • Electrically adjustable front seats with electric lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Convenience key
  • Auto dimming interior mirror
  • Exterior mirrors electric fold, heated with kerb view

Assistance package – $1,800

  • Adaptive cruise control including pre-sense front
  • Lane departure warning
  • High beam assist

S line sports package – $4,200

  • S line exterior package
  • S line sports package
  • 18-inch alloy wheels (optional 19-inch alloy wheels)
  • Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights

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