Audi has proudly announced that the new 2015 A3 Sedan’s pricing starts at just $29,900. The all-new subcompact sports sedan is aimed directly towards the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and the incoming BMW 1-Series sedan
Though Audi touts the new A3 Sedan to be jam packed with value, with an extensive the standard options list including bi-xenon headlights, leather seating, a panoramic sunroof, and more.
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After the A3 Sedan begins sales, other variants will follow ranging from an A3 Cabriolet, to a TDI diesel powered variant, and an e-tron model based on the A3 Sportback.
Otherwise, the A3 sedan receives a variety of gasoline and diesel four-cylinder mills. The gas engines displace 1.8L and 2.0L with Audi’s TFSI direct-injection systems. A high-output 2.0L four-pot will find duty in the S3, and the incoming diesel will get Volkswagen’s ubiquitous 2.0L diesel. Power is sent to all four wheels is Audi’s patented Quattro via a six-peed S tronic automatic.
There was no indication of a manual transmission.
For full details, check out the press release after the jump.
Audi announces pricing for its all-new 2015 A3 sedan
• The A3 sedan brings a new level of standard features, craftsmanship and attention to detail to the fast growing entry premium market
• An all-new A3 family from Audi will be rolled out over the next 18 months
Audi today announced base pricing for its all-new 2015 A3 sedan. This compact powerhouse represents the entry level to the Audi brand of luxury vehicles with no compromises – it will offer a combination of standard features including a panoramic glass sunroof, leather seating surfaces, and bi-xenon headlights, all at a base MSRP starting at $29,900 .
“The Audi A3 sedan raises the bar in this premium compact segment” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. “It will add to our momentum in the U.S. marketplace by bringing a new level of technology, craftsmanship and performance to the market.”
The A3 sedan plays a pivotal role in the soon to be expanding Audi A3 family. It will be joined later in 2014 by the recently announced Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 TDI clean diesel, the high-performance S3 sedan and in early 2015, the A3 Sportback e-tron® gasoline electric hybrid (PHEV). Even the base model of the all-new premium Audi A3 comes equipped with standard features that include Audi signature LED DRLs and taillights, Bluetooth® technology, Audi pre sense® basic and a panoramic glass sunroof.
The A3 also marks the first time that a vehicle in this segment will offer MMI® technology, Audi drive select, 4G LTE connectivity and Bang & Olufsen® audio. Delivering the same prestige and high-quality materials found in the brand’s flagship A8 model. The A3 will also feature standard leather seating surfaces and exceptional ergonomics.
The A3 sedan will offer versatile powertrains for a wide variety of entry-luxury customer tastes, including a 1.8 TFSI®, 2.0 TFSI®, 2.0 TDI® clean diesel, and a high-output 2.0 TFSI® offered in the S3. For superior traction and handling the A3 will also offer the legendary Audi quattro® all-wheel drive which distributes power to the wheels that need it most.
All engines are mated to the standard 6-speed S tronic® transmission, which provides the driver immense shifting flexibility and driving pleasure with smooth, dynamic acceleration and virtually no interruption to the power flow.
The A3 will feature an all-new design and has been specifically tailored to meet the sedan preferences of the American market. The signature Singleframe® grille and available full-LED headlights, another first for the A-segment, are some of the notable design changes included in the all-new Audi A3 sedan.