Audi A3 Sedan Launched in India; Prices Start at Rs 22.95 Lakh
After months of waiting since its unveiling at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, the A3 sedan – Audi’s cheapest car in the country has been finally launched today at a starting price of Rs 22.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Available in a total of five variants, the car has only one petrol variant priced at Rs 28.95 lakh, the other four are diesel variants.
With such an aggressive pricing, the A3 will not just be a threat for other entry-level luxury cars, but might also affect the sales of D2 segment cars and premium SUVs. Also, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class will be a direct competitor for the A3 upon its launch by December, 2014.
35.65 Lakh * On Road Price (New Delhi)
Built on Volkswagen’s versatile MQB platform, which also underpins several other Volkswagen Grop cars, the A3 sedan is Audi India’s cheapest and smallest vehicle till date. It measures 4,456mm in length, 1,796mm in width, 1,416mm in height along with a wheelbase of 2,637mm, which makes the A3 spacious enough to comfortably accommodate five people. Also, the vehicle has an impressive boot space of 425-litres.
The A3 is available in both, petrol and diesel, engine options. The petrol model of the car derives its power from a 1.8-litre TFSI motor that produces a maximum power output of 177bhp and a peak torque of 250Nm. On the other hand, the diesel model features a 2.0-litre TDI unit that churns out 141bhp and 320Nm. The diesel engine is claimed to return an impressive fuel economy of 20.38Km/l, while the gasoline engined model returns 16.6Km/l.
Variant-wise prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Audi A3 35 TDI Attraction – Rs 22.95 Lakh
Audi A3 35 TDI Premium – Rs 25.95 Lakh
Audi A3 35 TDI Premium Plus – Rs 29.95 Lakh
Audi A3 35 TDI Technology – Rs 32.66 Lakh
Audi A3 40 TFSI Premium Plus – Rs 28.95 Lakh
Daytime running lamps
Integrated turn indicators on ORVMs
7-inch multi-media infotainment screen
6 airbags (driver and its co-occupant, side and curtain airbags),
ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, ESP
Wheel base: 2637mm
Engine Transmission Options
1.8-litre TFSI petrol mated to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox- 177bhp, 250Nm
2.0-litre TDI diesel with 6-speed S-tronic gearbox – 143bhp, 320Nm