If you think S3 is the best sports car, you have to reconsider it with its newest sibling, the 2015 Audi A3. This is one of the best weapons for Audi to shoot off the small luxury cars class in the market scene especially in 2015. Moreover, the size reminds us with the A4’s original size around twenty years ago. Let go the compact size for A3 because it comes with sportier and larger design rather than its predecessors. Unlike previous model (2013 model year) which has Sportback trim, there is only limited edition of this trim now for 2015 model year. In addition, this luxury trim will be featured by e-tron plugin hybrid system under its hood. For your information, this is the largest size because of five-door hatchback on the back.
For now, Audi A3 2015 is available with Cabriolet version. However, the body just installed with four-door sedan unlike the Sportback. I think this version suits for customers who love the A3 new design and really it is not for family-friendly car such the Sportback. But, do not worry because Audi offers Cabriolet with many variants of engines. If you look for turbocharged engine, A3 has 1.8T and 2.0T Quattro turbo engines. To increase the EPA ratings, Audi offers TDI turbodiesel too plus sporty S3’s engine.
The launching of Audi A3 TDI will be a disaster for other competitors such as Mercedes-Benz with their CLA 250 and the new-generation of Acura ILX. Of course, we know the success story of CLA 250 in the market especially in United States and Europe with its new design and curve each side. In addition, BMW is also ready to compete with Audi by offering their 1-Series which classified as two-door sedan. So, Audi is not alone on the market now. That is why I said new weapon earlier.
Under the Hood
Furthermore about the engine variants of Audi A3 2015, the 1.8T models confidently crush the road with 170 horsepower. The size is 1.8 L engine, while the higher engine is 2.0 L that featured in 2.0T Quattro models. The 2.0L engine pumps out around 220 horsepower with direct-injected and also all-wheel drive system. Some rumors believe that the new A3 produces lower rpm (around 1,600rpm) of torque. This thing impacts the responsive handling for the driver. Audi, once more, manipulates their current engine into new development that loved by their customers. Well done!