New Audi A3 facelift 2017 launched at Rs. 30.5 lakh
Audi has launched the new facelifted 2017 A3 sedan in India. The updated sedan is available in two engine options – a petrol and a diesel. While the diesel is the same unit that powered the earlier model, the petrol power plant is a new, downsized unit that is used in the A4. In addition to the aforementioned powertrain related changes, the 2017 A3 also comes with some minor cosmetic updates on the outside, and a new steering wheel and feature additions on the inside.
Price for the Audi A3 facelift petrol is tagged at Rs. 30.5 lakh and Rs. 35.8 lakh for the diesel (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
The A3 is Audi’s entry-level offering in the segment. As a result, it is a very major volume puller for the German automaker. It is thus essential to keep the car fresh, in order to avoid its head-on competitors from taking away its market share. The launch of the 2017 facelift is Audi’s aim to maintain its dominance in the segment by offering the optimum combination of luxury and affordability.
2017 Audi A3 facelift price in India
Owing to the cosmetic and mechanical changes made to the 2017 model, the A3 facelift gets a minor hike in prices. The petrol model is priced at Rs. 30.5 lakh while the diesel variant costs Rs. 35.8 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
|Audi A3 Petrol||Rs 30.5 lakh|
|Audi A3 Diesel||Rs 35.8 lakh|
2017 Audi A3 facelift petrol specifications
The petrol Audi A3 facelift is powered by a new 1.4-litre, four-cylinder engine that churns out 150 PS and 250 Nm of torque, while the transmission duties are handled by a 7-speed automatic gearbox. This new engine replaces the pre-facelift model’s 1.8-litre TFSI power plant.
|Engine||1.4-litre TFSI Petrol|
|Top Speed||224 km/h|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||8.2 seconds|
2017 Audi A3 facelift diesel specifications
While the petrol models come with a new engine, the diesel variant’s power plant has been carried forward without any change. As a result, it continues to be powered by a 2.0-litre TDI engine that is rated at 143 PS and 340 Nm, while being mated to a 6-speed auto.
|Engine||2.0-litre TDI Diesel|
|Top Speed||224 km/h|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||8.3 seconds|
2017 Audi A3 facelift cosmetic changes & new feature updates
- New LED DRLs
- Dynamic turn indicators
- Updated headlight design
- New front grille and bumper
- Updated 5-spoke alloy wheels
- New LED tail lamps
- Refreshed 3-spoke steering wheel
- New 12.3-inch infotainment system