VERSION DATE: January 11, 2009
Key competitors are BMW 1-series, Mini Cooper S, Volvo C30 and S40, and now Toyota Prius and Honda Insight.
Audi signature LED daytime running lights with optional xenon lights.
Unique tail lights with LED light guides
Enhanced exterior and interior design, new wheel program.
Versatile interior design, providing unmatched utility for urban environments.
Sporty McPherson front suspension and multilink independent rear suspension for high lateral rigidity.
Speed-sensitive electromechanical power steering
High rigidity due to the use of tailored blanks for adapting steel grade and thickness to the material stresses.
2.0 TDI clean diesel engine with S tronic (dual clutch) and front-wheel drive
o Specifications: 140 hp, 236 lb-ft torque, in-line 4 cylinder turbocharged clean diesel with common rail direct injection and piezoelectric injectors
o 50-state legal, with no after-treatment system required
o Exclusively with S tronic (dual clutch) transmission with front-wheel drive
Standard Equipment Features
Hill-hold assist (already standard on S tronic models)
Sirius satellite radio - standard on all
Leather seating surfaces - standard on all
Leather steering wheel - standard
Aux audio input standard
Dual-zone climate control
17 alloy wheels
Launch Timing and Pricing
USA Audi A3 2.0 TDI clean diesel goes on sale by the first quarter of 2010 as a 2010 model year vehicle. Pricing is expected to be released close to the time of the U.S. launch.
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