Audi

A3

2010

2010 Audi A3

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$27,270-$30,850
$25,361-$28,690
22 CITY / 31 HWY
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Overview

The Audi A3 is a compact 5-door hatchback first introduced in the United States market in 2006. For 2010, Audi has dropped the 3.2-liter V-6 engine option and replaced it with a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel powerplant. Additionally, \"S line\" exterior trim is standard on all models. Xenon headlamps are standard on Premium Plus models, and wood interior trim accents are available.
  • Minor changes for 2010
  • 3.2-liter V-6 engine discontinued
  • New turbodiesel powerplant option
  • S line exterior equipment is now standard on every A3 model
  • Upgraded wheels and Xenon headlamps are now standard on Premium Plus models
  • Wood interior trim is now available
  • Titanium package is now called the Titanium Sport package

The A3 is Audi's entry-level model. New for 2010, Audi introduced the A3 TDI-a diesel-powered version of the Audi A3 that is emissions compliant in all 50 states. In addition, Audi added wood interior accents and other design tweaks to the A3's interior.

A four-door hatchback, the Audi A3 is available in the Premium and Premium Plus trim levels. The Premium package includes 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, full power accessories, cruise control, 10-speaker audio system, and trip computer. The Premium Plus package includes upgraded lights, aluminum interior trim, a power driver's seat, and Bluetooth connectivity. Options include Cold Weather, Sport, and Convenience packages.

Audi adjusted the powertrain selection for 2010. The V6 engine that was available on the 2009 model has been eliminated and replaced by a diesel option. The standard 2.0-liter turbocharged, four-cylinder engine generates 200 hp and 207 lb.-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is 21 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 24 mpg combined. The new four-cylinder 2.0-liter diesel engine, which is featured on the A3 TDI, makes 140 hp and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. EPA-estimated mileage for the diesel engine is 30 mpg city, 42 mpg highway, and 34 mpg combined.

The gasoline-powered A3 comes with front-wheel drive or Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive, while the diesel-powered TDI is front-wheel drive only. Front-wheel-drive models feature either a six-speed manual transmission or the S tronic six-speed transmission, which has manual and automatic modes. The all-wheel-drive and diesel models utilize the S tronic transmission.

In testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2009 Audi A3 received \"Good ratings\" in frontal-offset and side-impact tests.

When first introduced, the 2010 Audi A3's base MSRP was $28,750 and the TDI started at $29,950.

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  • Name 2.0T Premium (4dr HB Man FrontTrak) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 27270.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/30
  • Name 2.0T Premium Plus (4dr HB Man FrontTrak) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 27270.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/30
  • Name 2.0T Premium (4dr HB Man FrontTrak PZEV) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 27270.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/30
  • Name 2.0T Premium Plus (4dr HB Man FrontTrak PZEV) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 27270.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/30
  • Name 2.0T Premium (4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak) Transmission S tronic Automatic w/OD MSRP 28750.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
  • Name 2.0T Premium Plus (4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak) Transmission S tronic Automatic w/OD MSRP 28750.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
  • Name 2.0T Premium (4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV) Transmission S tronic Automatic w/OD MSRP 28750.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
  • Name 2.0T Premium Plus (4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV) Transmission S tronic Automatic w/OD MSRP 28750.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
  • Name 2.0T Premium (4dr HB S tronic quattro) Transmission S tronic Automatic w/OD MSRP 30850.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
  • Name 2.0T Premium Plus (4dr HB S tronic quattro) Transmission S tronic Automatic w/OD MSRP 30850.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
  • Name 2.0 TDI Premium (4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak) Transmission S tronic Automatic w/OD MSRP 29950.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
  • Name 2.0 TDI Premium Plus (4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak) Transmission S tronic Automatic w/OD MSRP 29950.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
INTERIOR
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Split folding 60/40 rear seat back
  • Folding front center armrest w/(2) cupholders, pwr outlet
  • Front & rear floor mats
  • Aluminum-optic door sill inlays
  • 4-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tilt & telescoping adjustable steering column
  • Driver info display w/trip computer, backlit instrument cluster
  • Pwr windows w/one touch up & down, pinch protection
  • Pwr central locking
  • Key fob remote control for doors, deck lid, & fuel door
  • Cruise control
  • Tailgate release on driver side door
  • Alarm system w/immobilizer
  • Dual zone automatic climate control
  • Rear window defogger
  • Locking glove box
  • (3) 12V pwr outlets
  • Flexmetallic decorative trim
  • Dual vanity mirrors
  • Overhead console w/front map lights
  • Illumination for interior door handles, air vent controls, front foot wells, active door reflectors, rear map lights
  • (4) assist handles in headliner
  • Pwr front driver seat w/4-way pwr lumbar
  • Storage nets on front seat backs
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Aluminum "Medial" trim
  • Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Red ambient LED lighting in headliner
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel w/alloy shift paddles, audio controls
EXTERIOR
  • 17" x 7.5" (5) Y-spoke alloy wheels
  • P225/45R17 all-season tires
  • Space saver spare tire & wheel
  • S line roof spoiler
  • S line front & rear bumpers
  • (4) position adjustable intermittant windshield wipers
  • Halogen headlights
  • Front fog lights
  • Pwr body color mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals
  • Rear window wiper
  • 17" x 7.5" 10-spoke alloy wheels
  • Xenon plus self-leveling headlamps
MECHANICAL
  • 2.0L DOHC TFSI 16-valve I4 turbocharged engine w/exhaust turbocharger intercooler
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • MacPherson front suspension, anti-roll bar, aluminum subframe
  • 4-link rear suspension w/anti-roll bar
  • Servotronic steering w/variable assist
  • Front ventilated disc brakes & rear disc brakes
  • Tool kit
  • 6-speed S tronic transmission
  • quattro permanent all-wheel drive system
  • 2.0L TDI engine
  • Engine block heater
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Impact protection w/reinforced high strength steel/ aluminum crossmembers, reinforced bumpers, rigid occupant cell
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/rear brake pressure distribution
    • Hill hold assist
    • Electronic stability program
    • Driver & passenger dual stage airbags w/passenger sensor
    • Driver & passenger seat mounted side airbags
    • Front & rear head curtain airbags
    • 3-point height adjustable front seatbelts w/force limiters & automatic pretensioning
    • 3-point height adjustable rear seatbelts w/force limiters
    • LATCH provisions in rear seats
    • Rear child locks
    • Tire pressure monitor
    • LED daytime running lamps
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Concert AM/FM/MP3 stereo w/CD player, aux input jack, Sirius radio, speed dependent volume control, (10) speakers, 140 watt amplifier
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone interface

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