Early reports indicate that the 2017 Audi A3 is an attractive, fun to drive, upscale vehicle. This is a vehicle is preparing itself to be the ultimate choice for automotive consumers that are looking for a smaller variant of a luxury vehicle that contains a “punchy” power train, an impressive interior design as well as nimble handling. There are a handful of downsides that need to be noted, include a back seat is fairly cramped as well as a minute trunk and no USB ports. What else is known, is the forthcoming variant will be made available to consumers in a total of three trim levels, that include the following: Prestige Trim, Premium Plus, and Premium.
2017 Audi A3: Whole Power Unit
Under the hood of the vehicle, consumers will note that the power unit options will be smartly paired with an automatic six-speed gearbox that will work very similarly to that which can be found in the 2017 Audi A3. With that being said, drivers will be present with a trio of engine options for the vehicle. The first of which is a 1.8-liter TFSI unit that will deliver upwards of 170 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. The second option will be a turbocharged, four-cylinder 2.0-liter unit will deliver 220 hp and 258 pounds per feet of torque, also 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 with 290 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The final option will be a four-cylinder 2.0-liter diesel engine that is capable of an output of 150 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. Per the performance estimates of the automaker, the 1.8-liter option will be able to achieve 60 miles per hour within a matter of 7.2 seconds and will have a fuel economy rating of 27 miles per gallon combined.
2017 Audi A3: Immaculate Design
This upcoming addition to the Audi automotive portfolio will be available in three body styles that include the following: a two-door cabriolet, compact hatchback, and sedan. The exterior will feature headlights featuring Xenon technology as well as daytime running lights equipped with LED technology. This impressive vehicle will sit atop 17-inch wheels. Not much else has been reported regarding the vehicle’s exterior.
Within the cabin of the new 2017 Audi A3, consumers will find that the base level features (as a standard): Bluetooth connectivity, heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, for way power seating. Also, for enhanced convenience and functionality, consumers are provided with: a ten speaker audio system, satellite radio, an SD card slot and more. Drivers, as well as their passengers, will certainly enjoy the panoramic sunroof as well as luxury level styling and enhanced automotive technologies.
2017 Audi A3: Expected MSRP and Availability
It has been reported on unofficial automotive websites that the 2017 Audi A3 will be released into dealership showrooms by January of next year. The base pricing for the upcoming addition to the Audi portfolio is estimated to be in the neighborhood of $32,000. According to the automaker, the vehicle will not be released for sale until June of the upcoming year and not a moment sooner. As we move closer to the close of the year, it is certain the automaker will begin to release more detailed information regarding the vehicle.