2015 Audi A3 Review

OVERALL RATING 3.8 of 5.0
  • Performance
    4.1 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.3 of 5.0
  • Interior
    4.0 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.0 of 5.0
CarSession
24 Apr 2014
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Cars manufactured by Audi are a symbol of class. Each and every car manufactured by the company is unique in quite a few aspects. Moreover, the cars are luxurious and present innovative features to the driver. The 2015 Audi A3 is also laden with topnotch features. The best part about the 2015 A3 is that it is extremely economical. Let’s look at the 2015 A3 in detail:

Engine Specifications

There are a couple of variants available for the 2015 A3’s engine. Each of the variants is exceptional in its own way. The first is a toned down and economical inline engine. It has four cylinders and a capacity of 1.8 liters. Even though this engine is an economical variant, it is turbocharged and has a direct injection system for enhanced performance. The second engine variant is a diesel powered one. This engine produces less horsepower than the gas engine, but is still quite powerful. The diesel engine has four cylinders in total and has a capacity of 2.0 liters. To improve the performance of this diesel engine, it is equipped with a turbocharger.

Performance

Each of the engine variants is outstanding in terms of performance. Even the toned down 1.8-liter engine produces a spectacular 170 horses. For improved handling and acceleration, this engine is paired with a front-wheel drive system. The turbo diesel variant of the 2015 A3 produces 150 horsepower.

Moreover, the diesel engine is also a front-wheel drive. There are confirmed reports of a third engine variant, which is slightly more aggressive. That engine will have an all-wheel drive system. The exact power output of that engine variant is not known as yet but it is expected to be more powerful than both engine variants.

Transmission Specification

The transmission options provided in the 2015 A3 are remarkable. Both the diesel and gas engines are equipped with the same transmission option. The all-wheel drive variant may have a different transmission, but chances are that the transmission will be uniform throughout all the variants. The 2015 A3 is equipped with an automatic transmission. It is a six-speed semi-automatic transmission. The semi-auto transmission gives you more control over managing the gear output.

Interior Styling

One of the best aspects of the 2015 A3 is the spacious interior. In addition to being spacious, it is very comfortable. The dashboard styling, and the materials used in the styling all boast luxury and comfort. The speedometer and the RPM meter are analogue. Moreover, the odometer and other essential information are displayed on an LCD. The 2015 A3 makes for a perfect family vehicle as can seat up to 5 passengers. Audi has focused on improving the safety aspects of the car. The car has been widened in many spaces to improve crumple room.

Options

Even the base models of the 2015 A3 are equipped with innovative features. All variants will be equipped with a cruise control system and high quality leather upholstery. A panoramic sunroof and bluetooth are also part of the baseline package.

Exterior Design

No matter which Audi you consider, it is bound to be excellent in terms of appearance. Similarly, the 2015 A3 maintains excellent exterior styling. The headlamps have been revised and present an aggressive look to the front end. The grille is true to the signature Audi design, yet presents an innovative appearance. The rear lights have also been changed and give the rear end an aggressive appearance.