The new Audi A3 (8V) presented in Geneva 2012, prices and equipment

New Audi A3 2013 presented in Geneva March 6, 2012 At the Geneva Motor Show 2012 the world premiere of a new hatchback A3 3 generation in body 8V. While the novelty is represented by only three-door body, and later will five-door Audi A3 Sportback, as well as the sedan and possibly a convertible. The premiere took place in the autumn of last Paris Motor Show in 2012.
The new Audi A3 2013 is not much different from its predecessor, but the company noted that the machines of different generations no one common body parts. Hatchback got branded head optics with LEDs and a hexagonal grille. Overall length Audi A3 (8V) is 4237 mm, width – 1777 Height – 1421. Compared with the previous generation machine, width increased by 12 mm and the wheelbase has added 23 – to 2601 millimeters. Trunk volume is 365 liters. Engineers worked on the weight loss trends. So, fenders and hood are made of aluminum hatchback, saving 9 kg, and the total weight reduction of the basic modifications was 80 kg. Machine with a motor 1,4 TFSI weighs 1175 kg.
The new Audi A3 interior boasts high quality finishing materials, touch screen multimedia system MMI, as well as a new instrument panel with graphic indicators of a stock of fuel and engine temperature. At first three-door offer with two petrol engines and one diesel. Base is the 120-horsepower TFSI engine of 1.4 liters.
Maximum speed – 232 km/h Diesel engine yet represented only a 2.0-liter TDI with 150 hp (320 Nm). Front-wheel drive all modifications, but later appear and all-wheel drive cars with more powerful engines.
In addition to all the new Audi A3 2013 is equipped with a differential lock electronic simulation, and optionally available mechatronic chassis Audi Drive Select, adaptive cruise control and adaptive suspension with magnetorheological dampers. European sales of new products launched in the spring at a price of 21,600 euros in Germany. In the market model appeared in October of 2012, and the first time buyers are only available with version 1.8-liter 180-horsepower TFSI engine and robotized transmission S tronic. The front-drive hatchback will cost at least $26,000, and the Audi A3 price in 2013 with all-wheel drive is $30,000.


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