2013 Audi A3 Debuts At Geneva Motor Show

By Jonathan Spira on 7 March 2012
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Audi unveiled the redesigned A3 at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show. At launch,the new compact will be available with a choice of one diesel and two gasoline engines, including a 2.0 TDI

The new A3 features a redesigned interior, a new infotainment system, and the Audi connect network.  Options include adaptive lighting, magnetic ride suspension, radar-assisted adaptive cruise control, blind-spot side assist, active lane assist, traffic sign detection, and park assist.

Buyers can also specify a Bang & Olufsen audio system, panoramic glass sunroof, and MMI navigation plus with MMI touch.

Across the line, fuel consumption is down an average of 12% over the previous generation A3.

The A3 2.0 TDI produces 150 hp (110 kW) and develops  236 pound-feet (320 Nm) of torque. It car can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 8.6 seconds, and tops out at 134 mph (216 km/h).  Buyers can choose between a six-speed manual and a seven-speed S tronic automatic.

On the combined EU cycle, the A3 is rated at 57.4 mpg (4.1 l/100km).

Audi will also introduce a 1.6 TDI version of the A3 later in the year. This model is rated at 61.6 mpg (3.8 l/100km).

The 2013 Audi A3 2.0 TDI will arrive at German dealers in summer 2012.  According to an Audi of America spokesman, the timing for the new A3’s arrival in the U.S. has yet to be determined.