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Audi 2015 A3 Series Review - Good Things Come in 3's

Apr 14, 2014

Good things come in three's, and there's no exception for Audi's new 2015 lineup which includes the A3 Sedan, A3 Cabriolet, A3 TDI, and A3 e-tron,  They have a stunning new series of vechicles that will have you turning your heads and impressing your girlfriends... 

2015 Audi A3 Sedan - Image Credit: AudiUSANews.com

Audi A3 Sedan

Starting at $29,900 for the Premium package, all trims come with the choice of 2.0 or 1.8 TFSI engines, boosting 200 and 170 horses, repsectively.  If you've got pockets deep enough for the beefier engine, you'll also be cruising AWD as opposed to the 1.8's FWD.  Seating up in standard leather with "rain-sensing" wipers, this model also includes a large panoramic sunroof to shed a lot of light on how chiq this car really is.  

2015 Audi A3 - Image Credit: AudiUSANews.com

On all trim levels, the interior is gorgeous, beating out brands like Mecedes in both style and quality. Pimp out your sedan with the Prestige package starting at $38k, giving you full LED headlights, a Bang & Olufsen Sound System with 14 speakers and 705 watts, and MMI navigation plus with voice control and Audi Connect, with MMI touch with handwriting-recognition technology.  The Audi A3 Sedan is also social, you'll also be able to hear your Facebook and Twitter updates as you drive. Top all of that off with a 4G LTE Hotspot Connectivity, and a "phone box" to boost your cell signal and your boss will be asking to borrow your car.   

2015 Audi A3 Interior - Image Credit: AudiUSANews.com

For those of you interested of modest fuel consumption, reduced emissions, and muscular performance, Audi will also be releasing it's A3 TDI, clean diesel verision.

2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet - Image Credit: AudiUSANews.com

A3 Cabriolet

If you're looking to go topless this summer, the A3 Cabriolet is quite nice.  It comes with a 200-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.  Neck heaters and wind deflectors come standard if you're determined to cruise top down into the fall months. Expect a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and all of the luxury perks of the A3 sedan.   

2015 Audi A3 e-tron - Image Credit: AudiUSANews.com

A3 e-tron

Audi's hatchback plug-in hybrid gets about 31 miles from its electric drive, and 550 miles from it's gas engine, boasting a combined total horsepower of 204.  The 8.8 kilowatt-hour battery pack takes about 2 hours to charge frm a 240 volt source and car's sport hatch has about 40 cubic feet of cargo space.  When you hit the ignition button, the car comes to life, but it's gas motor stays off.  As you engage the shifter into drive, the car will start to roll, but it continues to run off of electric.  Floor it, and the gas will finally kick in along side the electric, taking you swiftly to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds - a speed that could give a 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC a run for it's money!  (Don't worry, e-tron, you get major street cred for an unbeatable statistic of being green!) 

Audi's new 2015 A3 line is being compared to Mercedes CLA, what are your thoughts?   

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