If you’re thinking of buying an Audi A3, you should know that Audi has tweaked their A3 line-up ahead of the arrival of the new-generation models.
The base A3 30 TFSI S tronic has now been discontinued leaving the 35 TFSI S line to replace the base line model 30 TFSI S tronic in the A3 line-up.
The A3 35 TFSI S line starts at $43,300 which is $6,700 more expensive than the 30 TFSI S tronic which started at $36,600 before any on-road costs.
As the name suggests the A3 35 TFSI S line has an S line exterior bodykit with 18-inch wheels. It has a 1.4 litre turbocharged four cylinder petrol engine which produces 110kW (148 horsepower) and 250 Nm of torque.
Inside, you get Audi’s virtual cockpit digital instrumentation, MMI Navigation and multimedia system as standard equipment. The new base line A3 will also have keyless entry and will be equipped with autonomous emergency braking, reversing camera and blind spot monitoring.
One grade above will be the 40 TFSI S line grade which is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged four cylinder engine that produces 140kW (188 horsepower) and 320 Nm of torque which will be priced at $49,300. If you want the all wheel drive quattro version it will cost you $52,900.
Both 40 TFSI variants have the S line body kit and 18 inch wheels as standard plus LED head and tail lights, electronic front seat adjustments, auto-folding mirrors and wireless phone charging. The 40 TFSI quattro S also gets a panoramic sunroof, a flat-bottom steering wheel and digital radio.
The sedan versions will also cost more at $44,900, $50,900 and $54,500 for the 35, 40 and 40 quattro variants. Similarly the Cabriolet pricing for the 35, 40 and 40 quattro will be $52,400, $58,400 and $62,000.
As for the S3 versions pricing and specifications remain unchanged at $64,200 for Sportback, $65,800 Sedan and $73,400 Cabriolet.
Since the A3 is expected to arrive in Australia sometime in early 2021, I think you might be able to get slightly cheaper prices from Audi on their existing A3 stock since they’re going to try to clear all of their A3 models before the arrival of the new generation A3, so when you go in keep this in mind.