The A3’s sophisticated exterior is characterised by a large trapezium-shaped grille adorned with the brand’s iconic four-ring badge. Either side are shapely headlamps which feature LED bulbs that deliver illumination similar to the colour of daylight for maximum visibility. Mesh inlays integrate with the front bumper which also includes fog lights, while at the tail a neat spoiler creates an aerodynamic feel.
The cabin offers remarkable refinement, placing driver and passengers within a comfortable and quiet interior. The leather steering wheel incorporates 12 multifunction buttons for easy operation of the infotainment features, while the 10.25-inch full colour digital instrument cluster presents driving data with crisp clarity. High-quality, soft-touch materials wrap around each surface, with stylish chrome detailing completing the A3's appeal.
With two petrol and one diesel engine to choose from, as well as manual and automatic S tronic transmissions on offer, you can customise the A3’s performance to suit you. Each delivers economy and low emissions alongside high-torque pulling power and instant responsiveness, and the legendary quattro system enhances the model's sporting credentials further, as power is pushed to the road from all four wheels for greater acceleration and handling.
Audi has always been at the forefront of technological advancement, and the A3 offers plenty to enhance your drive. The MMI infotainment system is controlled via a 10.1-inch colour touchscreen display, and smartphone interfacing enables you to access content from your device via USB. Meanwhile, cruise control and parking sensors make driving and manoeuvres simpler.
Your safety is one of Audi's main priorities, and the manufacturer has taken this one step further and also designed the A3 to protect pedestrians and other motorists. Pre-Sense Front uses sensors to detect potential collisions, while emergency braking intervenes where necessary to help prevent them. Meanwhile, Active Bonnet technology creates more space between the bonnet and the engine if an unlikely pedestrian collision occurs, while inside several airbags protect the driver and passengers.