2011 Audi A3

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T PremiumGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$27,270.00
4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium PlusGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$27,270.00
4dr HB Man FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T PremiumGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$27,270.00
4dr HB Man FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium PlusGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$27,270.00
4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI PremiumDiesel FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 30
Hwy: 30
$30,250.00
4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium PlusDiesel FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 30
Hwy: 30
$30,250.00
4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T PremiumGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
$28,750.00
4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium PlusGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
$28,750.00
4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T PremiumGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
$28,750.00
4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium PlusGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
$28,750.00
4dr HB S tronic quattro 2.0T PremiumGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$30,850.00
4dr HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium PlusGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$30,850.00

Small Wagon
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $27,270.00
Invoice: $25,361.00
Hwy MPG: 30 mpg
City MPG: 21 mpg

Pros

Entry-level luxury; new diesel engine available; a small car with lots of utility

Value Writeup

For drivers wanting utility and luxury in a smaller, greener package, the A3 fits the bill. The "Sportback" 5-door body style offers the spaciousness of an SUV on a platform shared with its Volkswagen cousins the Golf and Jetta. The TDI clean diesel engine is capable of 42 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA, but the direct-inject gasoline engine gets a none-too-shabby 28 mpg on the highway itself. High-end touches such as leather seating and a 10-speaker stereo are standard equipment on both trim levels.

Model Highlights

There are two Audi A3 engines available for 2011. Both are 2.0-liter 4-cylinders, but one is a TDI clean diesel engine, while the other is a direct-inject gasoline engine. The diesel engine can make 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque, plus a 30-mpg city and 42-mpg highway fuel rating. The turbo-charged gasoline engine trades some of that green credibility for performance, with 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. It still manages 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive.

A 6-speed manual transmission is standard with the gasoline-powered A3, with a 6-speed automatic optional, as is Audi's all-wheel drive Quattro system. A 6-speed automatic is standard with the diesel engine.

No matter which engine or trim level you pick, there's plenty of standard safety features, such as ABS with vacuum power assist, hydraulic brake assist, electronic brake-pressure distribution and electronic differential lock. Front airbags and TPMS are standard; the only optional safety features are rear side airbags.

The Premium trim level comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, leather wrapped steering wheel, leather seats, cruise control and a 10-speaker, 140-watt sound system with automatic volume adjustment. Premium Plus adds a couple of items, such as an 8-way power driver's seat and Bluetooth connectivity. Both trims have standard 17-inch wheels, but 18-inchers are optional, as are wood interior trim, a sunroof and an upgrade to a Bose stereo.

A couple of packages are available for the Premium A3. The Cold Weather package heats the mirrors and windshield washer nozzles, plus the heated seats feature six levels of warmth. The Sport Package beefs up the side bolsters on the seats for more support while cornering, plus summer performance tires on 18-inch rims and a firmer suspension setting. The Premium Plus trim offers two more packages: the Convenience Package which includes rain-sensing wipers and light-sensing headlights and the Titanium Sport Package, which adds sport suspension, Piano Black interior inlays, black front grille and Alcantara inserts in the seats.

Model News

The biggest news for this year's A3 is a minor interior and exterior facelift, with a new single-frame grille element, high-gloss black B-columns, chrome trim on lower air inlets, chrome strips in door handles, new rear diffuser insert, and updated alloy wheel designs. Four new paint choices have also been added: Volcano Red, Dakota Gray, Amethyst Gray and Scuba Blue. The interior now sees a new gray instrument background, a revised flat-bottomed steering wheel and a new gear shift lever for the S tronic transmission.

Pricing

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Preview ImageManufacturer's Color Code
Manufacturer color code X5X5
X5X5
Manufacturer color code U7U7
U7U7
Manufacturer color code 1R1R
1R1R
Manufacturer color code 8A8A
8A8A
Manufacturer color code A2A2
A2A2
Manufacturer color code T9T9
T9T9
Manufacturer color code P5P5
P5P5
Manufacturer color code C8C8
C8C8
Manufacturer color code S9S9
S9S9

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score7
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationSmall Station Wgn

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.09
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.47
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.10
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.11
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.93
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.99
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.09
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy30 MPG
Cruising Range - City304.50 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City21 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined24 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy435.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine
Engine TypeGas I4
Displacement2.0L/121
Fuel SystemTFSI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM200 @ 5100-6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM207 @ 1800-5000
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)140
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity9.1 qts

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume89 ft³
Front Head Room39.3 in
Front Leg Room41.2 in
Front Shoulder Room54.3 in
Front Hip RoomN/A
Second Head Room36.9 in
Second Leg Room34.8 in
Second Shoulder Room52.8 in
Second Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase101.5 in
Length, Overall168.9 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors77.4 in
Height, Overall56.0 in
Track Width, Front60.3 in
Track Width, Rear59.3 in
Min Ground Clearance4.3 in
Liftover Height27.0 in
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up19.5 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down39.0 ft³
Trunk VolumeN/A

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3219 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontMacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - RearFour Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire Order CodeHN8
Rear Tire Order CodeHN8
Spare Tire Order CodeHN8
Front Tire SizeP225/45R17
Rear Tire SizeP225/45R17
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size17 x 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size17 x 7.5 in
Spare Wheel SizeCompact in
Front Wheel MaterialAlloy
Rear Wheel MaterialAlloy
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering
Steering TypeSpeed-Sensitive
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall16.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)3.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb35.1 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake TypePwr
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness12.3 x -TBD- in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.0 x -TBD- in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx14.5 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Corrosion:
12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/Unlimited Miles

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
11V490000

Mfg's Report Date:
SEP 30, 2011

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
168,275

Summary:
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL 2009-2012 JETTA AND JETTA SPORTWAGEN VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2008 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, AND MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 AUDI A3 VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH A 2.0L TDI COMMON RAIL DIESEL ENGINE/CLEAN DIESEL ENGINE. THE FUEL INJECTION PULSES COULD COINCIDE WITH THE NATURAL FREQUENCY OF THE INJECTOR LINE #2, IN SPECIFIC LOAD AND RPM CONDITIONS. THIS RESONANCE CREATES ADDITIONAL STRESS IN THE FUEL LINE.

Consequence:
DUE TO THE RESONANCE CONDITION, INJECTOR LINE NUMBER 2 COULD DEVELOP SMALL CRACKS WHICH COULD LEAD TO FUEL LEAKAGE. LEAKING FUEL IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, MAY LEAD TO A FIRE.

Remedy:
VOLKSWAGEN WILL INSTALL AN IMPROVED FUEL INJECTOR LINE FOR THE NUMBER 2 CYLINDER AND WILL INSTALL VIBRATION DAMPERS ON ALL OF THE INJECTOR LINES. VOLKSWAGEN AND AUDI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS TO HAVE THE VEHICLES REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

Notes:
VOLKSWAGEN RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 23J9/V5. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V079000

Mfg's Report Date:
FEB 10, 2016

Component:
AIR BAGS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
151,786

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2006 Volkswagen Passat sedans and wagons, 2005-2013 Audi A3, and 2006-2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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