The new 2018 Audi A3 generation debuted in 2015 and broke with the generation it replaced, avoiding the hatchback style for cabriolet and sedan bodies. It then received a modest facelift in 2017. The 2018 Audi A3 debuted just one year after the debut of the Mercedes CLA-Class, ushering in a new era for German automakers. BMW has yet to introduce a sedan in the vein of others, instead of struggling with its rear-drive Series 2 coupe.
Exterior and Interior
The 2018 Audi A3 looks like the rest of the Audi range, but one way or another, this little one uses it better than most others. The appearance is complemented by shorter overhangs forwards and backwards, a rather small back cover, a pleasing eye treatment between the main and lower grills and a sleek roofline. But where the proportions of the sedan lend themselves to Audi’s design language, the two-door bodywork and convertible greenhouse of the Convertible fit perfectly: the 2018 Audi A3 looks natural and adorable. Whatever the body style, the standard 17-inch wheels are small, while the 19 available are not worth losing in ride quality. The 18-inch alloys, however, achieve a perfect balance. We love the design of five double radios, priced at $ 800 in the 2018 Audi A3 Premium and standard in the Premium Plus and Prestige.
The cabin of the 2018 Audi A3 divides the distinction between the interior of the TT sports car with a vision of the future and the contemporary design of the rest of the Audi range. Set up the popup infotainment screen. The interior of the 2018 Audi A3 looks normal, but keep it folded while driving, making the virtual cab possible and the cleaning effect of a screenless card is as surprising as in the TT. In addition to the screen, the simple board does not contain ornaments outside of the large circular HVAC ducts, nor is there a thin strip of trim and buttons that serves as the boundary between the panel and the climate controls. The 12.3-inch virtual cockpit is on the left side of the stage, behind an elegant slim-edged steering wheel, available in a traditional circle or in a flat-bottomed design, part of the available Sport Package. The door panels are solid and offer a satisfactory “kick” when closed. The panel is perhaps the only area that deserves criticism: while the injected plastic is pleasant to the touch, there is so much empty space that it is a little overwhelming. The knobs and dispensing equipment have satisfying actions and are pleasant to the touch, while the MMI controls are beautiful. If you are single or childless, the 2018 Audi A3 will probably be a good option. Their front seats, even without the sport group’s enhanced seats, are comfortable and offer a lot of support, and there’s plenty of room for the front seats and the heads of the big drivers. However, visibility through the small rear window is not ideal. The rear seats are suitable for adults, but only for short trips. The same thing happens for teens and teenagers. This should be good for young children, but if you have a growing family, the A4 or Q5 are probably smarter options. Road noise remains a concern, and this is the main reason for avoiding 19-inch alloy wheels and low-profile tires. The beautiful 18-inch drivers do not transmit as much noise from the road, but they look so beautiful.
The front-wheel-drive 2018 Audi A3 has a modest 186 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque and can reach 100 km / h in 6.6 seconds, while Quattro’s four-wheel drive all-wheel drive increases these statistics to 220 and 258 lb-ft. ft of torque and reduced the sprint from 60 to just 5.8 seconds. In front-wheel-drive sedans, the 2018 Audi A3 is equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission to maintain its optimum efficiency. When AWD is selected, the optional 2018 Audi A3 gearbox is a 6-speed automatic dual clutch transmission. We would love to see Audi offer a manual gearbox in its most economical vehicle, or at least in the sporty S3. : The provision of two pedals is very good for anything above the bottling speed, where you can feel slow to hang from a dead center. However, on a highway or when in motion, changes from top to bottom are fast and smooth, whether the car is in fully automatic mode or the driver is using standard manual mode. The steering is fast and straightforward and increases the weight appropriately, giving the 2018 Audi A3 an agile maneuverability when cornering. But a large amount of roll, especially in the tightest corners, also gives this Audi a greater and more substantial feel than it does. In short, the 2018 Audi A3 is struggling to hide its nearly 3,400-pound weight, although it remains a beautiful unit in high-speed, slightly curved configurations.
Price and Release Date
The 2018 Audi A3 has three embellishments with two models under each flag and the lowest starts at $ 38,350 and the highest reaches $ 49,500, but the options guarantee you’ll end up paying more.