In Geneva, debuted the new – the third in a row – a generation of Audi A3. This is the first model of the concern Volkswagen, built on a new modular platform MQB. Not only the car stiffer and stronger also the weight of the car dropped by 80 pounds, compared with the previous generation model.
For example, the version with a turbocharged 1.4 TFSI weighs only 1175 pounds.
Slightly increased the length, but width and wheelbase increased by 12 and 23 mm respectively, in connection with this, the cabin was a little roomier, but the trunk has turned bigger – previously it was 350 liters, is now 365.
You can choose from three four – cylinder engine, two petrol – 1.4 TFSI (122 hp) and1.8 TFSI (180 hp), as well as the 180 – strong diesel TDI. The reduction of the weight and the improvement in the process of mixing in the engines led to the new generation A3 by 12% economic.
The “Diesel” and the “small” gasoline engine will initially only be combined with a six – step “mechanics”.
However, the increase in the number of the modifications would have to wait just a few months after the debut of A3 will be sold with other power units, all – wheel drive. From the perspective engines is particularly interesting the new diesel 1.6 TDI, which is in mixed mode consumes just 3.8 liters per 100 kilometers and emits 99 grams of carbon dioxide per 1 kilometer.
All innovations from the previous Audi, is now on A3.This adaptive cruise control and a new multimedia MMI Plus c function touch, working with maps Google, and auto parking, and suspension with adjustable shock absorbers … Dynamic stabilizers ESP can operate as a transverse differential lock…The price in Germany – 21 600 Euros. Our model is a tradition worth waiting for no earlier than six months.