The 2016 Audi A3 is getting a brand new facelift with renewed engine, improved infotainment system and safety technology, making it a family friendly car for every buyer.
The model is expected to hit dealership stores this May.
The exterior changes found in the Audi A3 is quite subtle and may not bring a lot of new things to the table. However, the modifications are uniformly done on all models including the hatch, the sportback, saloon and the cabriolet models. The cars now sport a wide tailgate combined with wider front grille and sleek headlamps. These changes make the models looks sportier and sleek than the outgoing version.
Audi has expanded the engine lineups offered by the brand. Apart from the existing powertrain choices, buyers can now choose to go with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine. The variant is capable of rendering a total of 114 horsepower coupled with 140 Nm of torque. A total of 2000 rpm is expected to be produced by this brand new variant that Audi has planned for its loyal fans. The entry level model will have a price tag of £18,000 in the UK region.
Next in the lineup is the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine. It is the model the company suggests as the mainstream variant designed to provide the authentic A3 experience to its buyers. The new model gets a significant boost in terms of performance and sports a better seven speed transmission system for seamless gear change. Buyers have the option to upgrade the model to an all-wheel drive if they are ready to pay additional costs.
There’s another model powered by a 1.4-liter turbo charged engine capable of delivering 148 horsepower with 250 Nm of torque. The particular variant is equipped with a special technology that allows it to disable two of the cylinders so as to reduce power produced and save fuel on the go. The 2016 Audi A3 is also available with a 1.6-liter diesel variant with 109 horsepower and a 2.0-liter diesel model with 148 horsepower.
It uses the authentic virtual cockpit infotainment system found in most next gen Audi cars. A huge 12.3-inch TFT screen is used in the car while there is an option to add a seven-inch foldable display to provide additional information or let a navigation app run on it. It supports apps including Google Earth, Maps and Street View services offering drivers an easy way to navigate unknown regions.