2018 Audi A3 Sedan

2018 Audi A3 Sedan

2.0 TFSI Premium FWD

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
2.0 TFSI Premium FWDGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 26
Hwy: 26
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWDGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 26
Hwy: 26
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWDGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWDGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
2.0 TFSI Prestige FWDGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 26
Hwy: 26
2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro AWDGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
2.0 TFSI Tech Premium FWDGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 26
Hwy: 26
2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus FWDGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 26
Hwy: 26
2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus quattro AWDGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
2.0 TFSI Tech Premium quattro AWDGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24

4-door Sub-Compact Passenger Car
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $31,950.00
Invoice: $29,714.00
Hwy MPG: 35 mpg
City MPG: 26 mpg


Compact size; upscale feel; clean styling; available all-wheel drive; three body styles, including convertible; hybrid model; high-performance S3; even higher performance RS3

Model Highlights

The Audi A3 is offered as a sedan, convertible, or 5-door Sportback. Power comes from a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The Audi A3 sends power to all four wheels via quattro all-wheel drive, though front-wheel-drive versions are available as well. A high-performance version of this same engine powers the Audi S3, where it makes 292 horsepower--enough to go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. The RS3 comes only as an all-wheel drive sedan, and is powered by a 2.5L turbocharged 5-cylinder engine that makes an almost-unbelievable 400 horsepower.

Finally, the A3 Sportback e-tron hybrid utilizes an electric motor that makes 102 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque, plus a 1.4L turbocharged gasoline engine capable of 150 horsepower. When combined, the two powerplants make 204 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful hybrids available. The Sportback e-tron can drive on purely electric power for about 17 miles.

The Audi A3 is available in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. The Premium trim includes leather seating with heated front seats, a panoramic glass sunroof, bi-xenon automatic headlights, power adjustable side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12-way power adjustable driver's seat, rearview camera and parking sensors, "Alu-optic" interior trim, heated mirrors and washer nozzles, twin USB power/data ports, and a 10-speaker sound system with a 3-month subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio.

A convenience package adds keyless start, stop and entry, as well as Audi's music interface and better smartphone integration. The sport package on the other hand, adds sportier front seat, a driving mode selector and a flat bottom steering wheel with shift paddles. A sport suspension is also available that reduces the ride height by 15 mm.

The Premium Plus trim adds 18-inch wheels, aluminum interior accents, Audi side assist, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, and keyless entry. The Prestige package, meanwhile, includes everything in Premium Plus, as well as an S-line exterior body kit, a navigation system, Audi connect and LED headlights.

Option packages on the Premium Plus include a technology package that features Audi Connect PRIME and PLUS, a navigation system, Audi's side assist system with rear traffic alert and what Audi calls their "virtual cockpit," which is a digital display in the instrument cluster featuring a view of the road ahead as well as plenty of relevant driving information.

The RS3 is, in its way, a separate beast. Besides the tremendous engine, the RS3 comes with a unique red-stitched Nappa leather interior as well as 19" 5-arm wheels, full LED headlamps, RS-specific fascias and diffuser and magnetic ride suspension.

Safety features on all the A3 models include anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control and a tire pressure monitoring system. Airbags include advanced driver and passenger front airbags, knee airbags, thorax side airbags as well as side curtain airbags. An anti-theft alarm system comes standard, while Active Lane Assist, Audi Pre-Sense automatic braking and adaptive cruise control are all optional on the A3 Prestige.

Model News

The Audi A3 returns for 2018 with few changes. Heated front seats are standard, as are dual USB ports for data and charging. The A3 Premium Plus trim now features standard Audi side assist, while a Bang & Olufsen sound system is available. The S3 now includes an optional S sport package, with red brake calipers and Audi magnetic ride. An even higher-performing RS3 sedan becomes available this year.

Value Writeup

The Audi A3 competes against other compact premium cars such as the BMW 2-Series, the Mercedes CLA and, to a lesser extent, the MINI Cooper. In past decades, owning a small car meant dealing with little more than bare bones transportation. These days, though, owners of small cars need not be deprived of anything, and the A3 looks to continue that trend by offering a vehicle with a small footprint but with luxury-car performance and amenities. The A3 starts under $32,000.


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Exterior Color Interior Colors

Cosmos Blue Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (B9B9)

  • Rock Gray
  • Black
  • Chestnut Brown

Monsoon Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (0C0C)

  • Rock Gray
  • Black
  • Chestnut Brown

Florett Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (L5L5)

  • Rock Gray
  • Black
  • Chestnut Brown

Glacier White Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (2Y2Y)

  • Rock Gray
  • Black
  • Chestnut Brown

Nano Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (G3G3)

  • Rock Gray
  • Black
  • Chestnut Brown

Tango Red Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (Y1Y1)

  • Rock Gray
  • Black
  • Chestnut Brown

Brilliant Black

Manufacturers Code: (A2A2)

  • Rock Gray
  • Black
  • Chestnut Brown

Mythos Black Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (0E0E)

  • Rock Gray
  • Black
  • Chestnut Brown

Ibis White

Manufacturers Code: (T9T9)

  • Rock Gray
  • Black
  • Chestnut Brown


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
EPA ClassificationSubcompact Cars


DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Type7
Trans Description Cont.Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.75
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)0.93
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.70
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.76
Reverse Ratio (:1)2.90
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)4.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)0.64
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy35 MPG
Cruising Range - City343.20 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City26 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined29 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy462.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine TypeIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement2.0 L/121
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM186 @ 4400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM221 @ 1600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)320
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)140
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A


Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger VolumeN/A
Front Head Room39.6 in
Front Leg Room41.2 in
Front Shoulder Room54.8 in
Front Hip RoomN/A
Second Head Room36.4 in
Second Leg Room35.1 in
Second Shoulder Room53 in
Second Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase103.8 in
Length, Overall175.5 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors70.7 in
Height, Overall55.7 in
Track Width, Front61.2 in
Track Width, Rear60.1 in
Min Ground ClearanceN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume12.3 ft³


Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3197 lbs
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 Type - FrontStrut
Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Front Tire SizeP225/45HR17
Rear Tire SizeP225/45HR17
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Front Wheel Size17 X 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size17 X 7.5 in
Spare Wheel SizeCompact in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb36.1 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brake Type4-Wheel Disc
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 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness10.7 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx13.2 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

4 Years/50,000 Miles

4 Years/50,000 Miles

12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/Unlimited Miles

1 Years/10,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating


Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating Note: These ratings do not apply to vehicles with optional torso/pelvis side air bags in the second row.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 10.90%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information


Mfg's Report Date:
AUG 15, 2017


Potential Number Of Units Affected:

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Audi A3 Cabriolet and A3 Sedan vehicles. The Engine Control Unit (ECU) software may misinterpret the flywheel rotation on engine start-up as a "knocking" condition, and the adjusted air/fuel mixture may result in an engine stall.

An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ECU software, free of charge. The recall began September 19, 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24DF.

Dates of Manufacture:
SEP 22, 2016 to AUG 24, 2017

Manufacturer Recall Number:

Rebate Information

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Financing Incentive: 5.29% to 5.79%
plus $4000 bonus cash

Expiration Date: 01/02/2019

Resource: Audi of America 12/01/2018