With the launch of the A3 Sedan this spring, Audi entered the world’s largest market segment, the class of compact sedans. The dynamic four-door car offers all of the strengths of the A3 model series – with low weight; thanks to light-weight design, powerful and highly efficient engines and numerous high-end solutions for infotainment as well as driver assistance systems.
EXPRESSION OF GLORY
The Audi A3 Sedan has a sporty stance on the road, and it is precise and highly expressive in every detail. Its design is a cross between the classic three-box concept and the coupé philosophy. The “tornado line” design element forms a distinct light-refracting edge that runs over the entire side. The overhangs are short. The four-door car has a 2.64 meter (8.66 ft) long wheelbase and an overall length of 4.46 meters (14.63 ft). Above the side sills, the dynamic line rises more sharply than on the other two A3 models.
RESOLUTE AND RESONANCE
The interior of the Audi A3 Sedan is characterized by impressive attention to detail. The lines and surfaces are cleanly designed, and a long arc spans the width of the windshield. The instrument panel with its curved front is slender, and the center console is slightly turned towards the driver. The optional color display of the driver information system (DIS) shows images in highly detailed 3D graphics.
BRICKS AND CLICKS
The four-door car also expresses independent lines in the contour of its hood, in the bumpers, air intakes and its implementation of the single-frame grille. Another high-end option is the safety system Audi pre sense basic. Pre sense front is integrated in the adaptive cruise control system.
The pole position that the Audi A3 Sedan has enjoyed in its segment is largely due to its chassis engineering. Providing the foundation here is a finely balanced axle load distribution (60 percent front and 40 percent rear, varies somewhat for different engines).
Audi connect covers all technologies that network the driver with the car, the Internet, infrastructure and other vehicles. Audi has made the system even more appealing – whenever possible the connection to the Internet is run over the super-fast LTE standard.