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Audi introduces cheaper A3 40 TFSI Premium in India

Audi India is launching a new entry-level A3 Sedan known as A3 40 TFSI Premium which has lowered the model’s starting price. The new member of the A3 family kicks off at Rs 25.5 lakh which makes it significantly more affordable than the Premium Plus trim that was available for Rs 30.2 lakh and now has been discontinued.

As you would expect, this new entry-level model has lost some of the standard equipment compared to the Premium Plus as instead of xenon headlights it gets halogen while the 17-inch alloy wheels have been replaced by a 16-inch set. In addition, the parking sensors (rear only) have lost the display which means that you will only get audio warnings while the tire pressure monitoring system and the fog lamps.

Power of the A3 40 TFSI Premium comes from a 1.8-liter TFSI turbocharged gasoline engine with 177 bhp linked to an S tronic dual-clutch 7-speed gearbox.

It should be mentioned that this new member of the A3 family in India has created an almost Rs 10 lakh gap between this model and the cheapest Mercedes-Benz CLA. One of the main reasons for this is due to the fact the CLA is imported to India whereas the A3 is produced locally.

Adrian Padeanu

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