Say what you will about Audi’s design language, but you must admit the styling of a car carrying the Four Rings goes through significant changes with the generation switch. Case in point, the new A3 Sportback is more than just a mere facelift of the old one as just about everything has changed, inside and out. A new video of a striking Python Yellow example gives us the opportunity to get better acquainted with Audi’s fresh BMW 1 Series competitor.
Shot in Warsaw, Poland by Auditography, the A3 featured here is a high-spec model as aside from the optional metallic paint, it also has the S Line look and the S Tronic transmission. Being the “35 TFSI” variant, it means power comes from a turbocharged 1.5-liter gasoline engine with 150 hp on tap. Audi has prioritized the launch of the front-wheel-drive A3s, but the Quattro-equipped flavors are coming soon.
The fancy five-door hatch is dressed for the occasion, featuring the black optics package and swanky 18-inch alloy wheels that drive up the price tag furthermore. Stepping inside, more extra goodies can be found, varying from the S Line package and sunroof to the Audi Virtual Cockpit and MMI Navigation Plus. All in, we’re looking at an A3 that in domestic market Germany would carry a hefty price tag of around €40,000, which is quite a lot considering this isn’t even the S3, let alone the flagship RS3.
The matrix LED headlights and dynamic turn signals at the back are features that were up until recently only available in vehicles from a few segments above. These high-end goodies have trickled down to lesser models, adding sophistication to the more mainstream compact segment.
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Having said that, faux exhaust tips on such an expensive car will be seen as a major downside to those in the market for a posh hatchback, and so will the faux massive air intakes even the S Line has unfortunately received. We might be nitpicking here, but the consensus is these fake elements should be dropped as soon as possible, not just on Audis.