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.
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 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.
About Audi S3
The 2017 Audi A3 Sedan and Cabriolet convertible 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.