2017 Audi S3 (European Model)

What You Need To Know About the Audi A3 Lineup for the U.S.

Even though Audi has already revealed for the A3 back in April, there was no information available on the U.S. version. But this week, Audi has revealed the details for the U.S. A3 lineup.

We recommend checking out our original report if you want to know what Audi has changed with the A3 as this report will be checking out what the U.S. will be getting.

The big news for the A3 is the introduction of Audi's virtual cockpit system as an option. This 12.3 display takes the place of the traditional gauge cluster with configurable gauges and the ability to have the navigation system right in the driver's line of sight. Other technology improvements include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay intergration, and Audi pre sense front (automatically apply the brakes if it detects an obstruction) is standard.

The A3 and A3 Cabriolet retain the 2.0L TFSI four-cylinder with 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. For the time being, this will come paired with a six-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro all-wheel drive. A front-wheel drive variant will come sometime next year. The S3 retains the 2.0L TFSI with 290 horsepower (not 310 as the European model).

As for pricing, the 2017 A3 sedan will kick off at $35,150; the Cabriolet starts at $41,250, and the S3 begins at $43,850. All prices include a $950 destination charge.

Pic Credit: Audi


Sign-up to our email newsletter for daily perspectives on car design, trends, events and news, not found elsewhere.