Audi is revamping the Audi A3 line-up ahead of the new year and it is now reported that the 2017 Audi A3 will be offered with a new 2.0-liter TFSI engine with turbochargers.
This four-cylinder engine will be a substantial improvement over the previous generation 1.8-liter TFSI engines. The latter has been found in many of the lower end Audi vehicles. The turbocharging coupled with the enhancement of efficiency means that the new engine provides an increment of 16 bhp and 21 lb-ft of torque over the1.8-liter TFSI engines. The 2.0-liter TFSI engine now develops 186 bhp and 221 lb-ft of torque.
The 2017 Audi A3 will predominantly be offered with the seven speed dual clutch transmission known as the S-tronic gearbox. Known for blistering times in gear changes, this transmission is expected to help immensely when it comes to the EPA ratings of gas efficiency. Furthermore, it will also help the vehicle achieve some insane acceleration figures. Audi claims that the 2017 Audi A3 with the dual clutch gearbox will be capable of reaching 0 to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds. It will have a percent a whopping 0.6 second decrease over the predecessor.
The added power may have helped acceleration, but the increased efficiency features throughout the engine help it achieve 29 mpg in the combined cycle. The2017 Audi A3 is not only being the refreshed in terms of the heart, but it is also going to support a few exterior changes as well. The 2017 Audi A3 will be available in cabriolet and sedan versions. The vehicle may also be offered with a more powerful engine – especially in the case of the sedan. The use ofQuattro all-wheel-drive on the 2017 Audi A3is expected to be limited only on the highest performance variants.
Even in this case, the vehicle only uses the 2.0-liter TFSI engine but in a different state of tune. The same motor develops 220 bhp while it will be partnered with a six speed dual clutch gearbox. The less number of gears to shift through is expected to reduce acceleration times even further, while the marginal increase in power output is also likely to be taken advantage of by performance figures.
Some of the new features expected on this vehicle are a wider grille,upgraded MMI infotainment system, reshaped headlights, and improved Virtual Cockpit instrument panel. Prices of the front-wheel-drive 2017 Audi A3 sedan begin at $32,150.