2012 Audi A3 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$27,270-$30,850
$25,361-$28,691
22 /CITY / 31 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- The 2012 Audi A3 is essentially unchanged from last year

Exterior Features
The 2012 Audi A3 is a 4-door luxury hatchback offered in two trim levels. Standard equipment includes 17-inch wheels and fog lights.

Interior Features
Standard equipment includes cruise control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery, 10-speaker sound system, satellite radio, and an auxiliary audio jack.

Optional Features
The 2012 Audi A3 offers a variety of amenities that are optional alone or in packages. Features include an 8-way power driver's seat with 4-way lumbar adjustment; Bluetooth connectivity; Xenon headlights; LED running lights; steering-wheel shift paddles; aluminum interior trim; navigation system; Audi's proprietary dash-mounted Multi Media Interface; iPod interface; automatic wipers; rear-parking sensors; auto-dimming rearview mirror; Bose premium sound system; heated front seats; heated mirrors; heated windshield washer nozzles; and a panoramic sunroof.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Audi A3 is powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline or diesel engine rated at 200 horsepower (gas) and 140 horsepower (diesel) that deliver 207 and 240 lb.-ft. of torque, respectively. Front-wheel drive is standard, as is a 6-speed manual transmission. A 6-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission (known as S tronic) is available, and is standard with all-wheel drive. AWD isn't offered on the diesel version.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Audi A3 are:
- A3 with 2.0-liter gasoline engine and manual transmission: 21/30/24 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- A3 with 2.0-liter gasoline engine and S tronic transmission: 22/28/24 mpg
- A3 with 2.0-liter diesel engine: 30/42/34 mpg
Safety
Standard safety equipment on the 2012 Audi A3 includes stability control and a battery of air bags. Rear-seat side air bags are optional.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not tested the 2012 Audi A3. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the A3 received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for front-, side-, and rear-impact crash protection and roof strength, and was named a \"Top Safety Pick\" for 2012.


What's New for 2012:
- The 2012 Audi A3 is essentially unchanged from last year

Exterior Features
The 2012 Audi A3 is a 4-door luxury hatchback offered in two trim levels. Standard equipment includes 17-inch wheels and fog lights.

Interior Features
Standard equipment includes cruise control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery, 10-speaker sound system, satellite radio, and an auxiliary audio jack.

Optional Features
The 2012 Audi A3 offers a variety of amenities that are optional alone or in packages. Features include an 8-way power driver's seat with 4-way lumbar adjustment; Bluetooth connectivity; Xenon headlights; LED running lights; steering-wheel shift paddles; aluminum interior trim; navigation system; Audi's proprietary dash-mounted Multi Media Interface; iPod interface; automatic wipers; rear-parking sensors; auto-dimming rearview mirror; Bose premium sound system; heated front seats; heated mirrors; heated windshield washer nozzles; and a panoramic sunroof.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Audi A3 is powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline or diesel engine rated at 200 horsepower (gas) and 140 horsepower (diesel) that deliver 207 and 240 lb.-ft. of torque, respectively. Front-wheel drive is standard, as is a 6-speed manual transmission. A 6-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission (known as S tronic) is available, and is standard with all-wheel drive. AWD isn't offered on the diesel version.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Audi A3 are:
- A3 with 2.0-liter gasoline engine and manual transmission: 21/30/24 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- A3 with 2.0-liter gasoline engine and S tronic transmission: 22/28/24 mpg
- A3 with 2.0-liter diesel engine: 30/42/34 mpg
Safety
Standard safety equipment on the 2012 Audi A3 includes stability control and a battery of air bags. Rear-seat side air bags are optional.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not tested the 2012 Audi A3. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the A3 received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for front-, side-, and rear-impact crash protection and roof strength, and was named a \"Top Safety Pick\" for 2012.


Available Trims for the 2012 Audi A3
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2.0T Premium (4dr HB Man FrontTrak) Transmission Manual MSRP 27270.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/30
Name 2.0T Premium Plus (4dr HB Man FrontTrak) Transmission Manual MSRP 27270.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/30
Name 2.0T Premium (4dr HB Man FrontTrak PZEV) Transmission Manual MSRP 27270.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/30
Name 2.0T Premium Plus (4dr HB Man FrontTrak PZEV) Transmission Manual MSRP 27270.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/30
Name 2.0T Premium (4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 28750.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name 2.0T Premium Plus (4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 28750.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name 2.0T Premium (4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 28750.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name 2.0T Premium Plus (4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 28750.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name 2.0 TDI Premium (4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 30250.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name 2.0 TDI Premium Plus (4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 30250.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name 2.0T Premium (4dr HB S tronic quattro) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 30850.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name 2.0T Premium Plus (4dr HB S tronic quattro) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 30850.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
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INTERIOR
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Split folding 60/40 rear seat back w/head restraints
  • Folding front center armrest w/(2) cupholders -inc: 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
  • Interior illumination -inc: 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-split-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 intermittent windshield wipers
  • Halogen headlights
  • Front fog lights
  • Pwr body color mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals -inc: 3-blink touch-to-pass lane change feature
  • 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 -inc: exhaust turbocharger intercooler
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • MacPherson front suspension -inc: tubular anti-roll bar, track-stabilizing steering roll radius, aluminum subframe
  • 4-link rear suspension -inc: separate shocks & springs, tubular anti-roll bar, subframe
  • Servotronic pwr steering w/variable assist
  • Front ventilated disc brakes & rear disc brakes
  • Dual exhaust tailpipes
  • Tool kit
  • 6-speed dual-clutch S tronic transmission
  • 2.0L TDI I4 turbocharged diesel engine
  • Engine block heater
  • quattro permanent all-wheel drive system
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/rear brake pressure distribution
    • Electronic stability program
    • Daytime running lamps
    • Impact protection -inc: reinforced high strength steel/aluminum crossmembers, reinforced bumpers, rigid occupant cell
    • 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 -inc: force limiters & automatic pretensioners
    • 3-point rear seatbelts -inc: force limiters on outboard sitting positions
    • LATCH provisions in rear seats
    • Rear child locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • LED daytime running lamps
    • Hill hold assist
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Concert AM/FM/MP3 stereo -inc: CD player, aux input jack, SIRIUS satellite radio, speed dependent volume control, (10) speakers, 140 watt amplifier,subwoofer, center fill speaker
    • Preparation for mobile phone (Bluetooth)

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