When you purchase a new car, you'll want to make sure that it is perfect for you and meets your needs during your drives around Peabody, Danvers, and Beverly. If you're on the hunt for a luxurious and sporty small car, you'll want to consider the Audi A3. To give you a closer look at the details of this vehicle, our team at Ira Audi of Peabody has put together this review of the 2018 Audi A3 specs. Here's a quick overview and then let's dive in!

Engine: Four-cylinder

Horsepower: 186 to 220 hp

Torque: 221 @ 1,600 - 4,300 lb-ft @ rpm

Top Speed: 130 mph

Transmission: Seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission with front-wheel drive

Acceleration: 6.6 seconds (0-60 mph)

Valvetrain: 16-valve DOHC

MPG: Up to 26 city / 35 highway / 29 combined 

Audi A3 Horsepower & Engine Specs

Under the hood of the A3 sedan, you'll find a standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that makes 186 horsepower and is paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This engine is EPA-estimated to reach a fuel efficiency rating of 26 city/35 highway MPG1, which is one of the best ratings in the class. With all-wheel drive, the engine generates 220 horsepower.

There's also two even more powerful engine options to choose from, as well as a plug-in hybrid version of the vehicle. The car comes with Drive Mode Select, which gives you the ability to manually select your drive mode: Comfort, Dynamic, Auto, and Individual. These adjust the transmission, throttle, and steering to your preference.

Audi A3 Interior Specs

The Audi A3 seats five on standard leather upholstery, unless you opt for the convertible, which seats four. The front seats are 12-way power adjustable, so it's easy to find a comfortable seating position, and they're heated to keep you comfortable on chilly days. Front sport seats are also available, as is upgraded Nappa leather upholstery with stylish diamond stitching.

Inside the A3, there's 36.5 inches of headroom in the front seats. Front legroom measures 41.2 inches, while shoulder room spans 54.8 inches. In the back seats, there's 36.1 inches of headroom and 35.1 inches of legroom. Shoulder room measures 53 inches. The trunk of the sedan offers 12.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity, or 10 cubic feet with all-wheel drive.

Audi A3 Exterior Specs

The wheelbase of the 2018 A3 measures 103.8 inches. The entire vehicle is 175.5 inches long and 55.7 inches tall. The width of the sedan is 77.2 inches. The curb weight of the Audi A3 is 3,197 pounds. In the front of the car, you'll get a MacPherson strut suspension, while the rear has a 4-link suspension.

Test Drive the 2018 Audi A3 Sedan

If you think the A3 sedan sounds like it could be a good fit for your needs, it's time for you to learn even more about what this vehicle has to offer. With powerful engine options and high-tech entertainment and connectivity systems, this is a fun and luxurious option for any driver in Peabody, Danvers, or Beverly.

You can learn more about the A3 by checking out the rest of the reviews and information on our website, or give us a call with any questions that you might have. When you're ready, contact us to schedule a test drive, and you can slide into the driver's seat for yourself!


EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details.

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