Audi A3

Audi A3

About Audi A3

The 2017 Audi A3 Sedan, Cabriolet and Sportback models have the unenviable job of squeezing the most basic parts of what makes an Audi an Audi into an entry-level vehicle. In the 2017 Audi A3’s case the goal has not only been met, but surpassed. Sporty and welcoming with a willingness to run, the A3 is a joy to drive, and the sportier S3 heightens both handling and acceleration. With standard leather seating, a panoramic sunroof and HID headlights, Audi’s 2017 A3 compact-luxury sedan gives cars like the Buick Verano, Acura ILX and Mercedes-Benz CLA a run for their money. Although the diesel engine is off the table this year, quattro all-wheel drive (AWD) remains, as does the electric A3 e-tron Sportback, a plug-in hybrid hatchback -- the line's new fuel-economy leader.

2017 Audi A3
What's new for 2017?
2017 Audi A3

Audi’s 2017 A3 undergoes a major refresh this year, with more angular styling and a host of interior upgrades and safety improvements. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit gauge cluster is now optional while the 2.0-liter engine is made standard on front-wheel-drive (FWD) cars, which also receive a new 7-speed automatic transmission.

2016 Audi A3
What's new for 2016?
2016 Audi A3

After launching the A3 last year, the 2016 A3 ups the ante on standard features, adding a rear-view camera and parking sensors, aluminum-look interior trim, and heated mirrors and windshield-washer nozzles. The plug-in A3 Sportback e-tron hybrid hatchback also joins the lineup.

2015 Audi A3
What's new for 2015?
2015 Audi A3

The Audi A3 and high-performance S3 sedans are all-new for 2015. Joining the lineup are a fuel-efficient diesel engine and a fun-to-drive convertible.

2013 Audi A3
What's new for 2013?
2013 Audi A3

There are no major changes to the 2013 Audi A3.

2012 Audi A3
What's new for 2012?
2012 Audi A3

After receiving a modest refresh in 2009 and the end of its current lifecycle in sight, the Audi A3 remains virtually unchanged for the 2012 model year.

2011 Audi A3
What's new for 2011?
2011 Audi A3

With the introduction of the 2.0-liter TDI clean diesel for 2010 (and elimination of the V6 option), changes in 2011 are largely cosmetic. New chrome trim, a couple of new wheel designs (including a new 5-spoke alloy for the Titanium Sport package), and two new blues: Scuba and Deep Sea.

2010 Audi A3
What's new for 2010?
2010 Audi A3

For 2010, Audi drops the 3.2-liter V6 engine option, replacing it with an all-new 2.0-liter TDI clean diesel engine. Available only with front drive and automatic transmission, the new A3 TDI is expected to exceed 40 mile per gallon highway. Other changes include the addition of last year's S line exterior equipment on all models, while Premium Plus models now feature standard HID head lamps. New options include wood interior trim, leather and alcantara seats and a revised Titanium Sport Package.

2009 Audi A3
What's new for 2009?
2009 Audi A3

New for 2009, the four-cylinder 2.0T model can now be ordered with quattro all-wheel drive. New standard features include leather seating, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an auxiliary audio input jack. New standard features on the 3.2 include Bluetooth, bi-xenon headlamps and the Open Sky sunroof. New options for the 3.2 include Audi Magnetic Ride and a new Sport package.

2008 Audi A3
What's new for 2008?
2008 Audi A3

New for 2008 are optional manual rear sunshades, a factory-installed iPod integration system and the Titanium Package, which adds 18-inch RS 4-style wheels, black grille and Piano black interior trim.

2007 Audi A3
What's new for 2007?
2007 Audi A3

The Sport Package is replaced by the S line Package, which features more aggressive front and rear fascias. Also new for 2007 is the addition of SIRIUS Satellite Radio to the Audio Package.

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