Audi A3 Sedan Owner’s Guide

The latest Audi A3 sedan stays true to the classic aesthetic and practicality of the line. It’s everything there is to love about Audi in a compact package that handles extremely well for a daily driver.

If you’re looking for your first upscale German vehicle the Audi A3 sedan will give you a taste of what you’ve been missing. The premium design, performance and technology of the A3 make it a stand out among the competition. Here’s what you have to look forward to if you drive an Audi A3 sedan in Austin.

The Audi A3 Sedan Model Essentials

The Audi A3 sedan may be the automaker’s entry model, but it’s far from standard. It offers plenty of extras that aren’t typically be found in a luxury vehicle at a price that’s accessible to more drivers.

Performance
The Audi A3 is a nimble daily driver that delivers more than enough power in a lightweight body. Pair the quality machinery with driver assist systems and the ride is smooth as can be. The base model comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI® engine, but the upgraded quattro® all-wheel drive A3 comes with a 220-hp turbocharged TFSI® engine.

The new Audi A3 Sedan boasts impressive performance specs and features, including:

• Up to 220 horsepower
• 0-to-60 in as little as 5.8 seconds
• Up to 528 lb-ft torque
• Up to 29 MPG combined
• Top speed of 130 MPH
• Six-speed and seven-speed Stronic® dual-clutch transmission
• Quattro® all-wheel drive (optional)
• Parking system
• Audi side assist with Rear cross traffic assist
• Adaptive cruise control
• Four-link rear suspension
• MacPherson strut front suspension

Audi A3 Sedan Model Pricing
The new Audi A3 Premier model starts just shy of $32,000. It’s an incredible value for a starter luxury vehicle. The Premier Plus model comes in at just over $35,000 MSRP. The Prestige model has the highest base price at $40,700.

Interior Look and Features
The interior of the A3 sedan is surprisingly plush and at the same time sporty. Of course, Audi gives you enough ways to customize your A3 to make it your own. There are seven different leathers for the seats, including a few with diamond stitching. The showroom black-on-black interior is sophisticated and tough at the same time.

As far as comfort goes, there’s headroom and legroom to spare in the Audi A3 sedan model. The multifunction steering wheel gives you easy control over the console, which offers an impressive number of features. One of the most popular design elements is the panoramic sunroof. The wash of natural light gives you a good look at all of the detail that has gone into the Audi A3’s interior.

Some of the top interior and tech features of the newest Audi A3 sedan, include:

• Audi connect®
• Audi smartphone interface
• Advanced driver assistance technologies
• Audi virtual cockpit
• Panoramic sunroof
• Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights
• Audi music interface with 2 USB ports
• Leather seating surfaces
• Heated front seats
• Audi pre sense® front
• Panoramic sunroof
• Rear view camera
• Audi advanced key
• Audi side assist with Rear cross traffic assist
• MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system
• 14 speaker Bang & Olufsen® Sound System

Common Audi A3 Sedan Maintenance in Austin

Even the most reliable Audi A3s need maintenance to keep performing up to their potential. The most common Audi A3 sedan maintenance needs we see in Austin include:

• Oil changes
• Brake pad replacement
• Brake rotor replacement
• Brake fluid replacement
• Timing belt replacement

Proper maintenance is a must with any luxury sedan. Our technicians can help you put together a custom Audi A3 sedan maintenance plan based on your driving habits and the local environment.

Audi A3 Sedan Repair in Austin

The high-tech Audi alarm systems help decrease the risk of a wreck by making you more aware of what’s in blind spots and helping drivers safely change lanes. But after a certain number of miles you may need one of these common Audi A3 sedan repairs:

• High pressure fuel pump failure
• Power loss from faulty throttle system
• Decreased fuel efficiency from carbon buildup
• Rattling transmission
• Torn rubber diaphragm on the diverter valve
• Ignition coil failure
• Faulty fuel pressure sensor
As of Q3 2017 there have been a total of 12 recalls for the Audi A3 sedan. They range from engine stalls to incorrect dates on the safety certification label.

German Auto Center can help owners save money on Audi A3 sedan service in Austin. Our Bosch-authorized service center offers dealership-level quality for a local mechanic price. Visit the shop to see why Audi owners have trusted German Auto Center for nearly 40 years.