Audi A3 and S3 models gain improved engines


Audi has revamped its A3 and S3 range with slightly more powerful and fuel efficient engines. The revised powertrains are effective on all model year 2015 Audi A3 and S3 models.

The entry-level $35,900 A3 Sportback 1.4 TFSI model is now endowed with 92kW, up from 90kW, with a drop in fuel consumption to 4.9 litres per 100km. The base diesel-powered 1.6 TDI model also benefits from a power increase, now rated at 81kW, a slight bump from the previous 77kW.

The A3 Sportback, Sedan and Cabriolet models equipped with the 1.4 TFSI engine with Cylinder on Demand technology (COD) now develops 110kW, with the same class-leading fuel efficiency of 4.7 litres per 100km for both Sportback and Sedan variants.

The Audi A3 Sportback and Sedan 2.0 TDI diesel models have the same 110kW/350Nm output, with a drop of 0.1L/100km in fuel consumption for a figure of 4.4 litres per 100km. All A3 1.8 TFSI quattro models also feature a drop in consumption of 0.1L/100km.

Audi S3 Cabriolet side

At the top of the range, the dynamic S3 Sportback, Sedan and Cabriolet performance models, powered by a 2.0 TFSI engine, gains 4kW for a total output of 210kW. This allows the sports models to sprint from zero to 100km/h in just 5.0 seconds.

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Audi A3 Cabriolet Review

2015 Audi A3 and S3 Pricing (MLP) and Specification

A3 Sportback   
A3 Sportback 1.4 TFSI S tronic/manual92kW4.9L/100km (S tronic)
5.3L/100km (manual)
A3 Sportback 1.6 TDI S tronic81kW3.9L/100km$36,900
A3 Sportback 1.4 TFSI COD S tronic110kW4.7L/100km$38,500
A3 Sportback 1.8 TFSI S tronic/manual132kW5.6L/100km (S  tronic)
5.8L/100km (manual)
A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI S tronic110kW4.4L/100km$43,200
A3 Sportback 1.8 TFSI quattro S tronic132kW6.5L/100km$46,100
A3 Sedan   
A3 Sedan 1.4 TFSI COD S tronic110kW4.7L/100km$40,100
A3 Sedan 1.8 TFSI S tronic132kW5.6L/100km$45,400
A3 Sedan 2.0 TDI S tronic110kW4.4L/100km$45,500
A3 Sedan 1.8 TFSI quattro S tronic132kW6.5L/100km$48,400
A3 Cabriolet   
A3 Cabriolet 1.4 TFSI COD S tronic110kW4.9L/100km$47,600
A3 Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI S tronic132kW5.8L/100km$52,200
A3 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI S tronic110kW4.7L/100km$52,200
A3 Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI quattro S tronic132kW6.6L/100km$55,200
Audi S3   
S3 Sportback 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic/manual210kW6.9L/100km$61,100
S3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic/manual210kW6.9L/100km$63,400
S3 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic210kW7.1L/100km$70,500


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