2015 Audi A3 Review, Price and Pictures – Welcome to Neocarsuv.com, we will provide the latest information about the Audi A3 Concept. 2015 Audi A3 changes is one brand new car from Audi that was released in 2015. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2015 Audi A3 Release Date.
The 2015 Audi A3 ranks 5 out of 13 Upscale Small Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Audi A3, as well as reliability and safety data. The redesigned 2015 Audi A3 earns praise for its peppy turbocharged engines, sporty handling and long list of standard and optional features.
The 2015 A3 comes standard with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that test drivers say produces plenty of power for highway merging. A more powerful, all-wheel drive version of the redesigned A3 sedan is available, and reviewers write that it provides even more impressive acceleration. According to the EPA, the base 2015 Audi A3 gets 23/33 mpg city/highway, which is good for the class, and the 2.0-liter model gets 24/33, despite having more horsepower and all-wheel drive. Reviewers agree that the base A3 has a smooth ride, agile handling and responsive steering, while all-wheel drive models are even more dynamic, thanks to their additional grip.
In the past, cars have certainly not followed this model. Bigger was better, small was cheap and undesirable. Today, however, the 2015 Audi A3 is the best example of a new, smaller and more fuel-efficient premium car that provides a similar level of quality, equipment and driving experience to its bigger, more elite siblings. A commensurately lower price also puts luxury brands like Audi within reach of newer and/or younger car shoppers.
Of course, Americans only knew the last A3 (there was no 2014 Audi A3, by the way) as the A3 Sportback, a hatchback that found a niche among those who wanted an upscale, wagon-like vehicle with all-wheel drive and lots of versatility. That Sportback will be returning next year in both TDI diesel and e-tron plug-in hybrid form. An A3 Cabriolet goes on sale soon; but for now the A3 is only a compact sedan, including the Audi A3 1.8T, the A3 2.0T quattro, the A3 TDI turbodiesel, and the sporty S3 (covered separately on The Car Connection).
These sedans arrive just in the nick of time as the curvaceous new Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 and several more conservative, entry-lux models like the Acura ILX have already hit the market.
Although there was a previous-generation A3, its hatchback body style and overall design gave the impression of a really nice compact car done up in leather and fancy gadgets rather than that of an authentically luxurious machine worthy of a higher asking price. The all-new 2015 A3 sedan, by comparison, aligns more closely with the American definition of a luxury car. Basically, it looks and feels like an A4 or A6 that got left in the dryer on high heat. Unfortunately, there are side effects to the shrinkage, namely a cramped backseat and a tiny trunk. They are without question the 2015 Audi A3’s biggest drawbacks.
2015 Audi A3 Price
Pricing for the new 2015 Audi A3 has been set at $29,900–$38,600 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2015 Audi A3 we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
2015 Audi A3 Interior
The 2015 Audi A3 easily proved superior to the similarly sized, equipped and priced Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. However, there are other alternatives. Traditional entry-level luxury sedans like the BMW 320i and 2015 Volvo S60 offer similar equipment, though they are also bigger and pricier. Meanwhile, the new two-door BMW 2 Series is sportier. You could also consider well-equipped, non-luxury compacts (for price reasons) or midsizers (for space). In the end, though, the A3 offers the most luxury-branded equipment, refinement and prestige for the least amount of money. It goes to show there’s certainly no shame in getting the small one.
The base Premium trim levels comes standard with 17-inch wheels, automatic xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, automatic wipers, cruise control, a sunroof, an eight-way power driver seat (with four-way power lumbar), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, the MMI electronics interface (with center console controls and dash-top rising screen) and a 10-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite and HD radio, and an SD card slot. The Cold Weather package adds heated front seats, side mirrors and windshield washer nozzles. Eighteen-inch wheels and an iPod interface are available separately.
They like the A3’s straightforward infotainment system and long list of standard and optional features. However, the A3 has a small trunk for the class, and most reviewers think its rear seats provide limited head- and legroom when compared with other small cars. Standard features in the 2015 Audi A3 include leather upholstery, a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a panoramic sunroof, a 10-speaker audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio, Bluetooth, automatic windshield wipers and headlights and Audi’s MMI infotainment system. Available features include a 12-way power-adjustable passenger’s seat, heated front seats, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, proximity key, push-button start, iPod integration, a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, navigation and Audi Connect, which uses a 4G cellular connection to provide a WiFi hot spot and Google Maps views for the navigation system.
Optional on both Premium trims is a navigation system, which also includes a larger display screen, an enhanced touch-activated controller, voice controls and a color trip computer display. The Premium version automatically includes the iPod interface, while the Premium Plus version gets Audi connect (WiFi hotspot, various Internet-based smartphone applications).
The Prestige includes all of the above optional equipment, plus LED headlights, an “S line” exterior appearance package and a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. The Advance Technology package adds adaptive cruise control, a lane departure warning system and a front collision warning and braking system.
2015 Audi A3 Exterior
The 2015 Audi A3 seats five and is offered in Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trims. A turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, a six-speed automated manual transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, while a more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive are available. The Audi A3 has been completely redesigned for 2015.
Standard with the Prestige and optional on the Premium Plus is the Driver Assistance package, which includes a blind-spot warning system, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, and an automated parking system. Optional on the Prestige is the Advance Technology package that adds lane-departure warning, frontal collision warning and frontal collision mitigation (with automatic braking) systems.
Every A3 includes that screen, but its display size depends on whether you opt for navigation. So, too, does the rotary controller. Without nav, it’s just a knob. With it, there is a pad on top that allows you to write letters with your finger when entering a destination. It’s cool and it works. Regardless of MMI version, however, controls for the stereo and other audio systems may take some time to get used to (especially if you’re used to a car with traditional dash-mounted stereo buttons), but they eventually become second nature.
Space is likely to be an issue with the A3. The front seat is mounted a bit high and lacks lateral support, but a more significant issue is the backseat. Though more spacious than the rear seat of a Mercedes CLA-Class, headroom and legroom are limited. You’ll find more space in compact cars like a Honda Civic, let alone bigger entry-level luxury sedans like the BMW 320i.
2015 Audi A3 Engine
Every 2015 Audi A3 comes standard with a six-speed automated manual transmission and provides a choice of four-cylinder turbocharged engines named 1.8 TFSI, 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TDI. The numbers indicate engine displacement; the letters indicate whether it’s powered by gasoline or diesel.
The front wheel drive A3 1.8 TFSI produces 170 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. Audi estimates that it’ll go from zero to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. The EPA estimates it will return 27 mpg combined (23 city/33 highway).
The 2.0 TFSI produces 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, and comes standard with all-wheel drive. In Edmunds testing, an A3 2.0 TFSI accelerated from zero to 60 mph in a quick 5.8 seconds. It essentially gets the same fuel economy as the 1.8 TFSI, though the EPA city rating is actually higher at 24 mpg.