Audi celebrating the premiere of the new 2012 Audi A3 at the Geneva Motor Show (8-18.3.2012). It will launch in the spring in the sale, first deliveries to customers are carried out in the summer. His base price with the starter motor, following against the end of the year, will be 21 600 euro in Germany. Even 2012 will start a version with the particularly efficient 1.6 TDI engine in the market that consumes 3.8 liters of diesel per 100 km (according to EU standard).
Compared to the predecessor of 4.24 meters long new Audi A3 up to 80 kilograms has become easier. The front fenders and hood consist of aluminum the wheelbase has grown – with external lengths identical remaining compared to its predecessor – 2.60 m, the C-pillar is similar to flat like in a Coupe. The single-frame grille typical for Audi dominates the front. On request, Audi supplies the headlights in Xenon-plus technology together with LED daytime running lights; in this case, also the rear lamps with light-emitting diodes are equipped. Full-LED headlamps are extending the offer later.
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Features of 2012 Audi A3
The new Audi A3 interior has been completely redesigned. The color display of driver information system (series on the trim levels ambition and ambience) presents the highly detailed 3D graphics. The new electro-mechanical parking brake, on the console of the central tunnel, make room for the terminal of the optional MMI operating system.
The assistance systems include the radar-based adaptive cruise control, the Audi side assist, the Audi active lane assist, traffic sign recognition, the parking Assistant and the security system Audi pre sense Basic. DOE stability control ESC integrates the electronic cross lock – it makes still liquid and safe handling in the curves border area.
The Audi A3 is rolling with three four-wheel at the start, all of which are developed from scratch. The two TFSI and the TDI exhaust from 1.4, 1.8 and 2.0 liter capacity. The power amounts to 90 kW / 122 HP and 132 kW / 180 HP and 110 kW / 150 hp. Decreased compared to the previous model on average by about 12 percent.
The Audi A3 1.8 TFSI works together with the seven-speed S tronic as standard; the 1.4 TFSI and the 2.0 TDI are coupled with a six-speed manual gearbox. The all-wheel drive Quattro – and more engines, including a 1.4 TFSI unit with the ground breaking of cylinder on demand technology from Audi – follow in the course of the next few months
With the optional system Audi dive select (series on the line ambition) the driver can the functioning of key components such as steering, the Gas-pedal and transmission characteristics (in the case of S-tronic) set individually.