2022 Audi A3
- Expected Launch in Pakistan = 2023
- Expected Price in Pakistan = 60-80 Lac PKR
- Generation = 4th
The Audi A3 was introduced as a subcompact executive sedan by Audi in 1996, and it was based on the Volkswagen Group A platform. The 4th generation Audi A3 was unveiled globally in 2020, based on the MQB Evo platform. It has a front fascia similar to the Audi A3 Sportback, and it is 4 centimeters longer, 2 centimeters wider, and 1 centimeter taller than the previous generation. The 4th generation Audi A3 entered North American markets in late 2021 and in Thailand in November 2021. There is less demand for small sedans in the United States of America, which is why it is available in a limited number per year. The European Audi A3 Sportback is available in 3 engine choices. The Audi A3 available in Pakistan is still in the 3rd generation, and it was released in 2012 as a front-engine, front-wheel-drive, or four-wheel-drive. The 3rd generation Audi A3 is available in one trim level in Pakistan is 1.2 TFSI S Tronic, while the other variants are imported. It is available in a variety of engine choices. The Audi A3 sedan combines the character of a coupe with a flowing roof and shows off self-confidence. The 4th generation Audi A3 is not officially launched in Pakistan, but we expect it to enter Pakistani markets in 2022. The 4th generation Audi A3 has been updated from the inside and outside, and a new powertrain has also been introduced in A3, S3, and RS models. We will review the features and specs of the 4th Generation Audi A3 in detail today, and we all have our eyes on the launch of the 4th Generation Audi A3 in Pakistan.
Trims & Variants:
The Audi A3 is present in three Models; A3, S3, and R3. Further, the 4th generation of A3 and R3 is available in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. The A3 Premium trim offers a panoramic sunroof, a 10.3-inches touch screen, USB ports, Bluetooth, tri-zone climate control, and standard driver’s assistance features.
The Audi A3 Premium Plus offers adaptive cruise control, a wireless charging device, and Lane Keep Assist. The Technology package offers 15-speakers audio system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation, and Audi Virtual Cockpit.
The Audi A3 Prestige offers a head-up display and Audi’s Virtual Cockpit. The S3 is the high-performance variant of the A3 and offers a sport suspension and an all-wheel drive.
The R3 is the highest specification model with a 2.5-litre 5-cylinder engine and 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Now let us see which of the variants will be available in Pakistan.
Engine & Power:
The Audi A3 gets its power from a 2.0-litre inline 4-cylinder engine that generates a maximum of 201 horsepower with maximum torque of 221 lb-ft. The S3 model comes with a 2.0-litre engine and generates 306 horsepower, and the RS3 model comes with a 2.5-litre 5-cylinder engine that produces a 400 horsepower and torque of 500 Nm. All the variants offer a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Performance & Drive:
The 2.0-liter TFSI engine in Audi A3 4th generation comes with MHEV technology and delivers smooth performance for an engaging drive. The 7-speed S Tronic transmission offers a manual mode, and the shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel respond quickly to the driver’s input. It provides both the front-wheel-drive and the all-wheel-drive. The all-wheel-drive configuration lets you drive over all types of rough terrains with traction control. The Audi A3 gives you four driving modes: Dynamic, Comfort, Auto, and Individual so that you can adjust your car’s steering efforts and throttle response according to the requirement. The handling of Audi A3 is much composed and comes with sharp steering control so the drivers can confidently turn the car around twists, and the brakes are strong, keeping the ride quality smooth. The S3 model accelerates 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds. The mileage ratings of Audi A3 are not bad, and the front-wheel-drive A3 gives a mileage of 29 miles per gallon in the city and 38 miles per gallon on the highways, while the all-wheel-drive A3 gives 23 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the roads. It offers adaptive cruise control to maintain a preset distance from the vehicle ahead and keep you in your lane. It comes with a pre-sense front that scans the road and warns you when there is a risk of accident and when you do not respond; it applies brakes automatically to avoid the severity of the collision. The Park Assist feature in Audi A3 helps in steering control when parking the car into a perpendicular or parallel parking area, and you control only throttle and braking.
Exterior Design & Features:
The 4th generation Audi A3 is 3 centimeters longer than the previous generation, but the wheelbase is the same. The exterior design is muscular, and you can choose your exterior colour from nine options. The Black optic sport package offers black exterior trim and 18-inches wheels, and standard features include LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and dynamic turn signals. The air inlet grille in the centre has vertical struts, and the diffuser insert in aluminium looks gives it a bold stance. The chrome-plated exhaust tailpipes look aggressive, and the nineteen-inch wheels in higher-end trims look fascinating and win athletic heart desire.
Interior Design & Features:
The inside of the 4th generation Audi A3 is updated and has a handsome built-in quality with striking styling that stands it out among its rivals. The seats are covered with leather and blue contrast stitching, and the aluminium trims in illuminated doors look attractive. The floor mats with contrasting stitching and armrests in the doors and center console enhance passengers’ comfort. The driving seat is very comfortable and comes with various power adjustments, and the cabin is spacious to accommodate five adults comfortably. The A3 sedan gives you a cargo space of 10.9 cubic feet, and the S3 sedan gives you 8.3 cubic feet of trunk space. All the variants come with a 10.1-inches touch screen mounted on the dashboard, are compatible with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, and give a MIB 3 infotainment interface. The higher-end trims offer a 12.3-inches Audi Virtual Cockpit that provides a premium feel to the cabin and displays basic vehicle information. The tri-zone automatic climate control adjusts the temperature favourable in the cabin, and a wireless charging device helps you charge your mobile phones anywhere required. A panoramic sunroof adds more light and air to the cabin, and a 15-speakers audio system gives good quality sound.
Safety & features:
The 4th generation Audi A3 is not tested by NHTSA or IIHS yet, but it is equipped with all safety features, for example:
- Head-up display
- Lane departure warning alarm
- Adaptive cruise control
- Rearview camera
- Forward collision warning alarm
- Pre Sense Basic
- Parallel and perpendicular Park Assist
- Blindspot monitoring