The compact Audi A3 Sportback premieres fourth generation in which the level of digitization that equips the car stands out, as well as the efficient combustion engines that will propel it initially and to which, subsequently, electrified versions and variants with quattro all-wheel drive will be joined .
The opening of orders is scheduled for this month and the first vehicles will be delivered to customers in early May. In Spain, the starting price starts at 29,070 euros, which are those of the 1.5 TFSI gasoline version of 150 hp.
In addition it will also be on sale with a 2.0 TDI diesel propeller, which can be chosen with two powers: 116 and 150 hp.
Initially only these variants will be offered in front-wheel drive, which can be combined with a six-speed manual gearbox or with the automatic seven-speed S tronic.
The new Audi A3 Sportback measures 4.34 meters in length and 1.82 meters in width without mirrors, so it exceeds its predecessor by more than three centimeters.
The height is 1.43 meters and the battle of 2.64 meters, measures that have not undergone changes, according to the manufacturer, who has also reported that, depending on the position of the rear seats, the boot capacity can vary between 380 and 1200 liters.
Optionally, Audi offers a tailgate with electric drive, which can also be opened and closed by a gestural movement with the foot.
The driving position is focused on the driver and uses elements of the brand already known from models of higher categories, such as the central touch screen 10.1 inches (standard) that recognizes characters entered manually; or the digital instrument cluster (optionally the Audi virtual cockpit is offered).
The four-ring brand offers Head-up display instrumentation, which projects important information directly on the windshield.
As regards the infotainment system, it has a new control unit and a modular platform with a computing power ten times higher compared to its predecessor.
Another novelty is that personal preferences (seat position, climate settings or audio preferences) can be stored in up to six user profiles.
In terms of driving aids, the Audi A3 Sportback comes equipped with emergency braking, the assistant to avoid collisions and the warning of involuntary lane departure. You can add lane change warning assistance system, roadway exit warning or rear cross traffic and parking, among others.
Externally, the front grille is wider, the waistline runs along the entire side of the headlights to the rear pilots, the light signature is new (of LED segments available three by five).
Inside, a upholstery manufactured from recycled polyethylene (PET) bottles has been used for the first time; The gearshift is new and there are aluminum or carbon inserts.