When we talk about Audi, we are expecting the usual goodness of the brand that has never been compromised by them. But there are obviously more things to add to that expectations whenever the new year releases lineup. Hence when the 2018 version of Audi A3 appeared, curiosity soared higher and many are still in the lookout of what it has in store for them.
So here is a brief of those features as shared by the Santa Cruz Audi dealer.
The hallmarks of the A3 Sedan and the convertible cabriolet, are the state-of-the-art design that spills out from both the interiors and the exterior, the stable dynamics and the high-resistance built materials.
What’s New in 2018
For the 2018 versions of Audi A3, the company has uniformly distributed a handful of advanced features that adds up to the irresistibility of this sophisticated Sedan brand. In each trim level of Audi A3 you get heated front seats and a standard pair of USB ports, while Premium Plus trim has been added with Blind spot monitoring and includes a Bang & Olufsen audio system, a navigation tool and a configurable information display near the driver’s Virtual Cockpit.
However tempting can a car might appear to be, to go up to the selling counter, it needs a basic feature to be functioning well and that is Fuel Economy. To fulfil this criterion the 2018 Audi A3 basic model packed a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine especially for the front-wheel-drive versions. It is able to produce a 186 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. All these team up to give a whopping 35 mpg in the highways and 29 mpg while combined.
Standard Options of Features
The all-new 2018 Audi A3 offers 17-inch alloy wheels, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, leather seating, heated front seats, panoramic sunroof, xenon headlights with LED running daytime lights and LED taillights.
It has a dual-zone automatic climate control, a 60/40 ratio split or folding options for the rear seats, parking sensors for both front and rear, a standard rearview camera, heated mirrors, rain-sensing wipers and a 7-in screen display for the Multi-Media Interface.
For connectivity it has a pair of USB ports and a SD card slot, a Bluetooth and option for HD or satellite radio.
As a classic brand Audi has never ranked the safety issues as a second priority to any. This time the company has stuffed in all the basic, standard and advanced safety features to their A3 model that includes a chassis and airbag setup with knee airbags for the front occupants and side airbags with inflatable curtains. As revealed by the Santa Cruz Audi dealers, all this helped A3 2018 Sedan to be listed among the Top Safety Pick Plus category by the IIHS.
The Bottom Line
Overall the 2018 version of Audi A3 Sedan brings about the premium feel that satisfies the driving experience for both the driver and the passengers. The fuel consumption is pretty impressive while the panoramic sunroof adds to the glory of riding longer distances.