The much awaited A3 is here! Earlier today the German luxury car manufacturer Audi, launched its first entry-level luxury car, the Audi A3 in New Delhi today.
The German manufacturers planned this strategic launch, to heat up the competition in the entry-level luxury car segment. The Audi A3 has been setting sales records globally and has now stepped into the Indian market challenging its competitors, the BMW 1-series, Mercedes-Benz A-class and B-class models.
The newly launched Audi A3 is available in five variants (one petrol and four diesel), based on two engines. The Audi A3 petrol variant comes with a 1.8 liter, TFSI engine- mated to a 7-speed DSG autobox, which produces 177BHP of power and 250 Nm of torque. The Audi A3 diesel variants use a 2.0 liter, TDI engine- mated to a 6-speed DSG autobox, producing 143 BHP of power and 340 Nm of torque.
The price list of the five variants announced today are: (ex-showroom Delhi)
Audi A3 sedan 40 TFSI Petrol Premium Plus: Rs 28.95 Lakh
Audi A3 sedan 35 TDI Diesel Attraction: Rs 22.95 lakhs
Audi A3 sedan 35 TDI Diesel Premium: Rs 25.95 lakhs
Audi A3 sedan 35 TDI Diesel Premium Plus: Rs 29.95 lakhs
Audi A3 sedan 35 TDI Diesel Technology: Rs 32.66 lakhs
The Audi A3 features an elegant and sporty design trend, along with an array of distinctive details such as, a coupe-like roof contour, the wedge-shaped design lines and the shadow edges shows the A3’s forward-moving stance. The interiors of the A3 look posh and classy with, 7-inch display screen, dual-tone black and beige or ans all-black upholstery. The A3 also sports hi-tech features namely: curise control, rain and light sensors, 7-airbags, Abs with EBD, Electronic stability control (ESC), ASR (Acceleration slip regulation), panoramic sunroof, rear view camera and a choice of 16″ or 17-inch alloy wheels. On the whole the Audi A3 gives that “premium feel” of driving.
The Audi A3 will be manufactured at Skoda Auto India Pvt Ltd (SAIPL) in Aurangabad. Audi has brought has brought a lot to the table with the Audi A3, what will be interesting to see is, what will happen when Mercedes-Benz launches the CLA class in a few months. Till then Audi A3 is going to steal the show!