In its second generation, the Audi A3 got a new look both on the outside and inside. Available as a two-door or four-door vehicle a Cabrio version was also introduced to create a wider spread in the market.
Base options now include 16-inch alloys, digital air conditioning, powered accessories, central locking, fabric seats, radio tuner and a CD player. Cruise control, sunroof, leather upholstery, power seats, media inputs and a premium sound system are available as optional extras.
Front and side airbags, ABS, load limiters and seat belt pre-tensioners are standard.
Three engine options are available in this generation including the two previous ones along with a 3.2-litre V6 motor. While manual boxes are available, automatic ones are the favourite here. Front wheel drive is stock once again, and all-wheel drive is available as an option.
In 2005, Audi revealed the S Line variant that adds more flair to the exterior and interior along with new badges and rims.
In 2008, the Audi introduced a new dual clutch transmission and magnetic ride as optional extras as well as the stock reworked front grille and daytime running lights.
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2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Audi A3 in Dubai, UAE
In its third generation, not only did the German brand release an all new A3 with reworked headlights, bumpers and front grille, they uncloaked the A3 sedan alongside the standard hatchback and Cabrio models.
Sedan models are 11 mm wider and 9 mm lower to the ground and improve space for the rear passengers.
Features for all models remain similar to the previous models with the optional extras list growing to include adaptive cruise control, leather upholstery, the brand's patented Multi Media Interface, media inputs, 4G broadband connectivity, multi-collision detection system, active lane assist and front collision avoidance system.
In 2017 trim, the A3 lineup receives a facelift that allows the cars to blend in with other Audi’s as the front grille and headlights are reworked. The German manufacturer are also offering the fully digital 12.3-inch dashboard display as an optional extra.
Safety features also remain identical to the previous years with the exception of a reverse camera, blind spot mirrors and parking sensors.
Powering the A3 in this generation is a selection of engines including an inline four and a straight five-cylinder motor. All are mated to an automatic or manual gearbox. Front-wheel drive is standard with all-wheel drive available.
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