More Frontal: 2017 Audi A3 Pricing Detailed, brand-new Engine for FWD types
Buyers of the front-wheel-drive A3 no longer need to envy the Quattro design’s 2.0-liter engine for 2017. which’s because front-wheel-drive A3s currently come with their own, brand-brand-new type of Audi’s latest 2.0-liter turbocharged four. The 1.8T design, along with also the shame which the item brought, is actually gone.
Versus the outgoing 1.8-liter turbo four, output increases to 186 horsepower (up 16) along with also 221 lb-ft (up 21). With the Volkswagen Group’s seven-speed dual-clutch automatic (replacing the six-speed), the 2017 A3 knocks a claimed 0.6 second via the zero-to-60-mph time, to 6.6 seconds (although we recorded 6.5 in a 2015 1.8T sedan). The powertrain also improves the EPA estimates, to 26 mpg city along with also 35 mpg highway compared with the 2016 1.8T’s 23/33 rating.
The brand-new design year also brings a wider grille, reshaped headlights which cut below the high-beams (as on the brand-new A4), along with also an upgraded MMI infotainment system along with also Virtual Cockpit instrument panel. The A3 stays the course with its sedan, convertible, along with also plug-in-hybrid hatchback variants. The Quattro types, which continue to have a higher-output type of the same 2.0-liter engine (220 horsepower along with also 258 lb-ft), keep the older six-speed dual-clutch automatic. Audi tells us the item eventually will swap out the six inside the upper A3 trims nevertheless which the item was easier to roll into 2017 without certifying a second brand-new powertrain. Perhaps Volkswagen’s budget cutbacks are already beginning to show.
What cost tiny-scale luxury? Depending on trim level along with also Centeng style, you’ll pay between $75 below along with also $1575 above equivalent 2016 A3 types. Front-wheel-drive 2017 A3 sedans start at $32,150 for the base Premium design along with also include leather, dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, xenon headlights, LED running lights, a backup camera, along with also several various other features you’ll find as options on the Mercedes-Benz CLA. The $35,400 Premium Plus adds 18-inch wheels, parking sensors, push-button start with keyless entry, a power passenger seat, Android Auto along with also Apple CarPlay, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, aluminum trim, along with also various S line styling bits.
For $41,100, the A3 Prestige brings LED headlights, LED taillights with those oh-so-cool sequential turn signals, power-folding side mirrors, MMI with navigation, Audi Connect apps, the Virtual Cockpit TFT instrumentation, along with also loads of driver assists including automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, along with also automatic high-beams. Quattro along with also the stronger engine command another $2800 to $3000 on the sedans.
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Equipment levels stay consistent across the two various other A3 Centeng styles, along with also since we’ve looked at every pricing sheet possible, we’ll lay them out here so you don’t have to. (Lest you forget, the A3 TDI diesel sedan was one along with also done for 2015.)
2017 A3 cabriolet
• Premium: $38,550 (Quattro adds $2700)
• Premium Plus: $41,800 (Quattro adds $2700)
• Prestige: $47,500 (Quattro adds $2700)
2017 A3 Sportback e-tron (FWD only)
• Premium: $39,850
• Premium Plus: $42,950
• Prestige: $48,500
Should you stray into mid-$40,000 territory on an A3, stop along with also try the 306-hp S3 before signing. A base 2017 S3 Premium Plus is actually $43,850 (up $425), while the S3 Prestige starts at $49,350 (down $225) along with also can creep higher if you crave 19-inch summer tires, magnetic shocks, along with also various paint along with also carbon-fiber options.