The New 2016 Audi A3 Spoertback is a car that’s coming to the U.S. because of “an outpouring of enthusiasts’ support,” according to Audi. Audi decided the way they’d sell it would be as a diesel and the already announced plug-in e-tron hybrid and everyone would be happy. They’re probably right.
2016 Audi A3 Specs and Review
The 2016 Audi A3 will offer several choices of standard and available safety features should also mirror the sedan, and include a rearview camera, blind-spot detection, lane departure warning, frontal collision warning and automatic braking, front and rear parking sensors and an automated parking system.
2016 Audi A3 will offer Audi’s MMI interface to control the optional navigation system, audio-entertainment and interior functions. Audi Drive Select, which oversees steering weight, throttle and transmission response and suspension tuning will also be available. WiFi will be an available option, as will Facebook and Twitter alerts, read-aloud news headlines and Internet radio via Audi Connect smartphone integration.
The new 2016 Audi A3 Sportback is likely to be available only as a gasoline-electric hybrid or with a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder. And it’s only available with front-wheel-drive. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel in the TDI Sportback makes 150 horsepower and an estimated 236 pound-feet of torque, and pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission. Audi hasn’t announced fuel economy estimates yet, but figure close to 40 mpg combined (the last A3 TDI achieved 34 mpg combined, while a similar engine in the current Volkswagen Jetta TDI delivers 42 mpg combined).
2016 Audi A3 should arrive at dealers in the summer of 2015. Diesel powertrains typically command a premium over base gasoline models, so expect the Sportback to start higher than the A3 sedan’s current starting price of $30,795. Prices 2016 Audi A3 can change at any time in accordance with their respective local taxes.