The Audi A3 has been around for almost 20 years already and in this time it grew to a complete small family car that offers all the options you could imagine and a bit extra. The 2015 Audi A3 is set to be just a refreshment of the old model with improved interior styling and a few subtle changes to the exterior. Let’s see what else is going to change on this new model.
As we previously said, the car’s interior is going to be a bit more refreshing that the old. Audi is planning on using materials that will appeal the younger generation like carbon fiber and aluminum on its top end models of the A3. Also, the seats are now much sportier than before offering great lateral support as well as outstanding looks.
2015 Audi A3 Side
Moving to the exterior of the car we will now star to see design influences from other Audi models such as the A8 for the rear of the car and the R8 for the front grille and the headlights. Speaking of headlights, even the most basic model of the car will feature LED daytime running lights as well as Xenon for the low beam.
Review Of 2015 Audi A3
The 2015 Audi A3 will also receive a brand new set of wheels so that even the base model will now get 17 inch alloys rather than the dull 16 inch ones. Also, the wheels previously found only on the RS3 are going to be a paid extra on most of the models but you will be able to further improve vehicle looks with it.
2015 Audi A3 Back
Its engines are almost the same found on the 2014 model with a few minor exceptions. Firstly, there is the addition of a 2 liter turbocharged diesel that is good for around 150 horsepower and as much as 270 lb-ft of torque making it a real powerhouse. There are no expectations that this diesel unit will be available on U.S. market and we are pretty sure that 1.8 liter and 2.0 liter I4 units will be dominating here in the 2015 Audi A3 lineup.
Audi A3 Interior
The petrol engines will remain unchanged and the top of the range model, the RS3 is still available with a maximum power of 345 horsepower and around 350 lb-ft of torque, making it faster than many cars on the road. For the 2015 Audi A3 things will change little bit and the 2.5 liter five cylinder unit will be offered and thanks to the turbocharging technology it will develop about 360 hp. There were rumors and reports that this engine will produce even more than 400 hp and that it can handle up to 520 hp but at this point we could hear number of 360 hp. This is able to get from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 5 seconds officially while the tests have shown that the car is capable of sprinting to that speed in even less time. One of the most interesting things about this high performance model is that there are reports it could be offered with manual transmission also.
2015 Audi A3 Release Date
In conclusion, this is just a minor facelift of the old model with the exception of the addition of a diesel engine to the range. Most of the 2015 Audi A3 models will come on the market at a base price of slightly less than $30.000 and all of them will be available starting with the end of this year.