Audi A3 Sportback S-Line
It seems like sports cars are never enough. Audi is proud to present their newest product – Audi Sportback S-Line. One of the main features to make a car sporty is to make it as lighter as possible and the new Audi A3 possesses just that – lightness, spaciousness and mighty engines. In addition, updated technology and stylistical improvement easily classify this vehicle among those to be paid attention to in great detail when it comes to sports cars.
To ensure genuine sportiness, the designers of Audi A3 Sportback S-Line reduced the total weight making the car 90 kg lighter than the previous model. Also, the interior and the engines contributed to the light weight by undergoing changes.
Looking into this smoothly shaped car makes anybody want to take a ride and experience it. The interior provides the full feeling of adrenaline and satisfaction, being open, comfortable and in harmony with the exterior, clean and approachable. With 5 doors, it is definitely a car where space is no issue.
Audi’s lightweight trademark is present in all their cars, but the secret lies in using aluminum as a material for the body since 1994. Of course, other materials are combined to achieve this featheriness, but Audi engineers always follow functionality. For instance, hot-shaped steels that undergo high-temperature heating and then cooling are used in various parts of the car such as roof arch, floor panels, side sills etc. These and many other places that contain hot-shaped steels take away about 37 kg in comparison to the previous Audi of this kind. The hood, the crash absorbents, the fenders also reduce the total weight by 12 kg.
Regarding safety, Audi A3 Sportback is a leader for both driver/passenger safety and pedestrian safety. Also, its two engines 1.4 TFSI and 2.0 TDI (six-speed manual transmission) were tested and their advantages as to greenhouse gas emissions show reduction. This and the lightweight construction make Audi A3 Sportback almost completely recyclable.
Audi A3 Sportback comes in 12 different colors divided into 3 groups: metallic, pearl-effect and solid. Metallic finishes are: Dakota Gray, Glacier White, Beluga Brown, Monsoon Gray, Ice Silver, Shiraz Red and Scuba Blue; Pearl-effect finishes are: Misano Red and Phantom Black and solid are: Brilliant Black, Brilliant Red and Amalfi White.
The greatest invention in the Audi A3 Sportback is the MIB (Modular Infotainment Platform) that controls many functions. Additionally, Audi Connect enables the driver and passengers to experience all benefits of luxury – internet services, connection to other cars, connecting the driver to the car etc.
Standard equipment in Audi A3 Sportback entails: cargo floor, tire pressure indicator, LED side turn signals in exterior mirrors, Audi radio, manual air condition, height-adjustable front seats and driver information system for the Ambiente and Ambition lines. Ambition also comes with sport steering wheel, sport seats, sport suspension, Audi drive select system, 17-inch wheels, while Ambiente comes with rear parking system, interior lighting package, cruise control and 16-inch alloy wheels.
Starting February 2013, the car will be available in Germany and will be worth €23, 400. The 1.2 TFSI model will cost €22, 500.