Audi A3 Facelift and Audi A3 Price in New Delhi
The 2017 Audi A3 is not expected to be a new model from the ground up, but more of a facelift. The new updates would include some minor cosmetic and mechanical modifications to the models that would include revised headlamps, tail lamps and a new engine.
Audi has launched the updated A3 sedan in India almost two months after the launch of its drop-top sibling, the A3 Cabriolet, in February this year. Priced from Rs 30.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the entry model, the updated A3 gets refreshed styling bringing it in line with the larger A4, along with a new petrol engine.
Instead of the 1.8-litre TFSI petrol engine, the new Audi A3 now gets a 1.4-litre TFSI under the hood. It produces 150 Ps of maximum power and has a max torque figure of 250 Nm. The car comes with a seven-speed S-Tronic auto gearbox and has an increased claimed mileage of 19.2 kmpl.
While the diesel 2.0-litre engine remains the same, there are a host of other cosmetic changes that have been incorporated in both powertrains.
Audi A3 Premium Plus Price & Features (Petrol – Rs 30.5 lakh; Diesel – Rs 32.3 lakh)
16-inch alloy wheels, Xenon,headlamps, Panoramic sunroof, Dual-zone auto climate control, Cruise control, Front and rear parking sensors, Electric adjust driver’s seat, Seven airbags
Audi A3 Technology Price & Features (Petrol – Rs 34.25 lakh; Diesel – Rs 35.8 lakh)
LED headlamps, Dynamic turn indicators (rear), Reverse camera, MMI, system with navigation, Wing mirrors with electric adjust, retract and, heating function, Milano leather upholstery, Electric adjust front seats
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The new A3 competes with the Mercedes CLA (Rs 31.90 – 35.9 lakh), but has the advantage of offering an entry-level petrol trim car making it a bit more affordable.
The interiors get an update as well. The cabin is now all-black, with a added creature comforts like climate control, seven-inch infotainment display that works well with the new parking sensors. Also added to this list is a panoramic sunroof and a wireless charging point that sits at the front armrest.
Coming to the engine, the old 1.8-litre model will be replaced by a 1.4-litre unit that produces 150bhp and 250Nm of torque. The same will be paired to a 7-speed DSG transmission that as always, sends power to the front wheels.