New Base Audi A3 40 TFSI Premium Launched at 25.5 Lakhs; Only Petrol in the Lineup

Audi has launched a new entry variant in the A3 sedan’s lineup – A3 40 TFSI! With this they have discontinued the Premium Plus variant which costed slightly over 30 Lakhs.

Key Features

The A3 40 TFSI offers..

  • Multifunctional Leather Steering wheel
  • Lighting package plus
  • Rear parking aid, automatic air conditioning with sun sensor
  • Start/Stop function and energy recuperation
  • Rough ride suspension
  • Cruise control

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The new A3 40 TFSI is powered by the same 1.8 Liter petrol engine which churns out 180 hp of peak power and a fuel efficiency of 16.6 kmpl. Apart from the features mentioned above, it also comes with seven airbags, ESC, anti-theft wheel bolts etc.

The A3 40 TFSI is priced at Rs 25.5 Lakhs and is assembled locally. Audi claims zero to hundred km/h sprint in 7.3 seconds and it gets an S-tronic dual clutch transmission.

However, against the Premium Plus variant, it misses out on the following features…

  • No Xenon lamps, it gets conventional halogen headlamps
  • Heck, it doesn’t even get fog lamps!
  • It gets 16 inch alloy wheels (against 17 inchers of Premium plus), etc

Competition: Mercedes CLA

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