Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 7th April 2016, 18:59   #1
BHPian
 
Omkar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 159
Thanked: 794 Times
Default Audi A3 facelift revealed

Audi has revealed a facelifted version of the A3. The car will be available in 3-door hatchback, Sportback, sedan and cabriolet body styles. Deliveries are scheduled to commence during summer in the European market.

The refreshed A3 gets sharper headlamps with jagged bottom edges (similar to the ones on the new R8). Xenon Plus headlamps are a part of standard equipment, while matrix LEDs are available as an option. The car features a broader single frame front grille and at the rear, it gets a redesigned diffuser. The A3 measures 4.24 metres in length and has a wheelbase of 2.6 metres.

On the inside, the A3 gets a new multi-function steering wheel, and Audi virtual cockpit, which displays driving related information on a 12.3-inch TFT screen. The MMI system has been redesigned and the MMI radio plus with the electrically extended 7-inch diagonal monitor is standard with navigation available as an option.

Driver assistance systems include active lane assist, predictive pedestrian protection, cross traffic assist and traffic jam assist, which work together with the adaptive cruise control and stop and go feature.

The A3 is available with six engine options - three petrol and three diesel units. The entry level petrol engine is a 1.0-litre TFSI motor. It is a 3-cylinder unit that produces 114 BHP and 200 Nm of torque. The second engine is a 1.4-litre TFSI power plant that comes with cylinder-on-demand technology and produces 148 BHP and 250 Nm. The largest petrol engine on offer is a 2.0-litre TFSI unit producing 188 BHP and 320 Nm of torque. It is mated to a new seven-speed S-tronic transmission with wet clutch.

The entry level diesel engine is a 1.6-litre TDI that develops 109 BHP. It is available with a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed, dual clutch S-tronic transmission. The 2.0-litre TDI comes in two states of tune - 148 BHP & 340 Nm and 181 BHP & 380 Nm. While the A3 is available in front-wheel drive configuration by default, the 2.0-litre TFSI with 190 BHP is available with a Quattro all-wheel drive system.

The refreshed A3 sedan and cabriolet are expected to come to India later this year. Though the European line-up consists of the S3, A3 Sportback e-tron (plug-in hybrid) and the A3 Sportback g-tron (uses Audi e-gas as fuel in addition to fossil based natural gas), these cars are not likely to make it to the Indian market.

Audi A3 facelift revealed-a161834_full.jpg

Audi A3 facelift revealed-a161827_full.jpg

Audi A3 facelift revealed-a161934_full.jpg

Audi A3 facelift revealed-a161836_full.jpg

Audi A3 facelift revealed-a161838_full.jpg

Audi A3 facelift revealed-a161816_full.jpg

Audi A3 facelift revealed-a161824_full.jpg

Last edited by GTO : 8th April 2016 at 13:28. Reason: Spacing
Omkar is offline   (10) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th April 2016, 19:17   #2
Distinguished - BHPian
 
karan561's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,443
Thanked: 7,428 Times
Default Re: Audi A3 facelift revealed

That is one good looking car, Oh and that front bumper is so sharp

The rims also look delicious & good to see the Virtual cockpit being offered in the A3, Well Done Audi

Last edited by karan561 : 7th April 2016 at 19:21.
karan561 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th April 2016, 20:33   #3
BHPian
 
nakul0888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: kochi
Posts: 324
Thanked: 726 Times
Default Re: Audi A3 facelift revealed

Is anybody even buying this car anymore? I hardly get to see this thing on the roads.

With cars like the superb 1.8 tsi starting at 23 lakhs with all the goodies like sunroof, bi xenon headlights and of course acres more space, Audi definitely needs to cut down the price for this car to be even considered by buyers anymore.

Smaller engines like 1.6 tdi and 1.4 tsi with manual option should be introduced to bring down the price at least to 18 lakhs ex showroom.
nakul0888 is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2016, 00:25   #4
BHPian
 
johannskaria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: MH 03 / KL 08
Posts: 600
Thanked: 1,139 Times
Default Re: Audi A3 facelift revealed

Quote:
Originally Posted by nakul0888 View Post

Smaller engines like 1.6 tdi and 1.4 tsi with manual option should be introduced to bring down the price at least to 18 lakhs ex showroom.
Eventhough I agree with the price point , instead of downsizing engines IMO they should go with more localisation and reduce premiums to compete more.

They are so rare than even an Audi R8 in the streets of Mumbai.
johannskaria is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2016, 07:11   #5
BHPian
 
VeyronSuperSprt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Chennai
Posts: 813
Thanked: 1,594 Times
Default Re: Audi A3 facelift revealed

The A3 is currently the best drivers car available in India even though it has a slightly lifeless steering. This is in complete contrast to the A4 and A6 which are anything but drivers cars. The reason it doesn't sell is that it isn't big enough to be considered a status symbol - the primary reason for majority of Audi entry level purchases.
VeyronSuperSprt is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2016, 07:54   #6
Senior - BHPian
 
reignofchaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,058
Thanked: 741 Times
Default Re: Audi A3 facelift revealed

Quote:
Originally Posted by VeyronSuperSprt View Post
The A3 is currently the best drivers car available in India even though it has a slightly lifeless steering. This is in complete contrast to the A4 and A6 which are anything but drivers cars. The reason it doesn't sell is that it isn't big enough to be considered a status symbol - the primary reason for majority of Audi entry level purchases.
The A3 is good but far from the best drivers car thanks to the softening of the suspension done for Indian roads. I test drove everything from audi a3/merc a/merc cla/bmw 1/bmw3/volvo v40 and s60.

Funnily enough the volvos were the best to drive by a country mile simply because they are low and have the same stiff EU suspension in india. This is strange since they are nowhere near the top of the charts anywhere else in the world. However it is a very different situation here in india as pretty much everything has been softened and raised here.

Anyways coming to the point - if this audi still has the dq200, I would not touch it with a bargepole.

Edit: looks like they have replaced it with a 7 speed wet clutch. Maybe this is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Last edited by reignofchaos : 8th April 2016 at 07:58.
reignofchaos is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th August 2016, 13:41   #7
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 51
Thanked: 25 Times
Default Re: Audi A3 facelift revealed

Spotted the New Audi A3 in Mumbai on WEH.
Notice the cladding on tail lights and Bonnet.
It didn't carry any Audi Monogram though.

Name:  IMG_1390.JPG.jpeg
Views: 636
Size:  133.3 KB

Name:  IMG_1395.JPG.jpeg
Views: 630
Size:  147.4 KB

Name:  IMG_1396.JPG.jpeg
Views: 642
Size:  136.4 KB
ashishskapoor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th August 2016, 14:24   #8
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Coimbatore
Posts: 659
Thanked: 788 Times
Default Re: Audi A3 facelift revealed

1.0L 3 cylinder Petrol Engine on an Audi, seems very small for a luxury car, even though it is turbo-charged and above 100 bhp.
After all, A3 is a small car - it is not a luxury sedan where the car owner would like to be chauffeured around. Given that the owner would drive the car by himself on most cases, the engine should have more than enough pep to justify the price tag.
Current A3 with 1.8L TFSI petrol is available at around 34L OTR. Going by the spec of the new A3, it is going to be around 200mm shorter than the outgoing model.
Hope it is priced around 20L ex-showroom or less.
hybridpetrol is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Revealed: 2013 F01 BMW 7 Series Facelift VSD The International Automotive Scene 19 4th October 2012 11:21
Bentley Continental Flying Spur Facelift Revealed hanmust The International Automotive Scene 8 1st August 2012 10:58
2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZZR1400/ZX14R Facelift - Revealed! Scorcher Superbikes & Imports 6 21st October 2011 03:38
Toyota Camry facelift revealed sidindica The Indian Car Scene 43 29th January 2009 19:28
Audi A6 facelift, S6 facelift, 580 bhp RS6 SEDAN unveiled sidindica The International Automotive Scene 8 12th August 2008 16:37


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 19:41.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks