About a decade ago, the Audi A4 began to outgrow its humble beginnings. Adding luxury and style that were unique for an entry-level sedan allowed it to lead the brand into a new era. This bold departure from the past has allowed Audi to reach a new segment of customers, and become Volkswagen’s cutting edge in technology and efficiency. The past is often prologue, so we’re glad to announce the new 2021 Audi A3 will arrive with hybrid power and a digital cockpit.
Starting with a bold exterior design, the slab-sides normally associated with the brand have given way to a form-fitted body that evokes speed and aerodynamic perfection even while sitting still. Inside you are treated to an elegant and symettrical interior. Gone are the myriad of buttons and controls, as they are incorporated into the latest in Human-Machine Interfaces. Our biggest gripe was the blank spaces Audi used to fill the panel, reminding you of options your car didn’t have. These are all gone, as most optional content is now standard.
Power comes from a 1.5-liter turbo rated at 150 horsepower. At least for Europe, a six-speed manual is rated at 50 MPG. We hope it makes it to the U.S. alongside the 7-speed dual-clutch. It is this transmission that is coupled to a 48V hybrid system to add 40 lb-ft when needed. The standard suspension is built for comfort, and an optional Sport Suspension adds active shocks and stiffer sway bars. The new Audi A3 will remain their most popular model, so click the button below for all the info from our dealers.