Audi is updating the current range of the A3 Sedan on the US market. Of course with a new gasoline unit, considering the Dieselgate scandal that affected the brand together with its parent company Volkswagen.
The A3 sedan with 2.0-liter engine replaces the 1.8-liter engine previously offered on A3 front-wheel drive models. This new 2.0-liter engine offers an increase of 16 hp and 21 lb-ft of torque compared to the previous generation A3 1.8T.
The 2.0 turbo engine is mated to a new seven-speed S-tronic dual clutch transmission with front-wheel drive, which can deliver 186 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque and sprints from 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds for the sedan, a reduction of 0.6 seconds compared to the previous model.
To help increase engine efficiency, the A3’s 2.0 engine utilizes a combustion method with shorter compression and longer expansion phases. The compression ratio was increased to 11.7:1 from 9.6:1.
The model line offers a host of standard premium features such as leather seating surfaces, panoramic sunroof on the sedan, dual-zone automatic climate control, xenon plus front lighting with LED daytime running headlights and LED taillights.
New for 2017 is a redesigned exterior that includes a new headlight design and updated design cues such as an all-new front fascia with a wider Singleframe grille.
Model year 2017 A3 Sedan with available 2.0-liter FWD engine has a starting manufacturer suggested retail prices from 31.200 USD and goes on sale fall 2016.