Audi A3 Sportback 35 TDI line with tronic from review 2020

Audi A3 Sportback TDI 2020 first drive review - hero front Bold design, more choice and improved driving characteristics make the A3 bigger than ever. Since its introduction in 1999, the Audi A3 has been a conservative and consistent, if somewhat predictable, option in the premium family hatchback class. Now in its fourth generation, there is no longer a three-door body style, but to compensate, the designers have delivered a more eye-catching design for the five-door Sportback version. Volkswagen's ubiquitous MQB platform, with improvements to accommodate a wider range of powertrain options that include mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid options. Three main features make up the A3's offering: Sport, Technik and Off Line, with every reception subtle exterior styling differences. In the case of the Technik and the headlight line, there is a small panel of 15 LEDs that provides different light signatures for each version to give more visual differentiation. Audi distinguishes the S line of the exterior further with large honeycomb designs on the side air vents and three quattro-inspired (silenced) grooves in the front of the bonnet. Higher-spec edition 1 and superior high-tech versions will follow after sales launch. Anyone stepping out of the previous A3's relatively minimalist cabin and into this new one will be shocked, though mostly even more enjoyable. There is a wide variety of materials and a dashboard that is, to some extent, divided into two parts, with a more driver-oriented design. as already shown in a number of other models), as an optional upgrade. There is also a 10.1 touch screen that runs the latest Audi MIB3 infotainment system. Smartphone mirroring to Android and Apple devices is available, although not wirelessly at launch. Helpfully, there are both USB-A and USB-C ports in the center console and the corner's Wireless Charging Pad. As with other smaller models in Audi's lineup, there's no additional touchscreen for climate control settings. Instead, there's a small cluster at the bottom of the dash with easy-to-reach physical buttons that make frequent adjustments without perhaps even looking away from the road. This is preferable to our opinion. The A3's seat is also new and, in an attempt to improve its environmental performance, Audi is now using inlay materials that are made from recycled plastic bottles. According to the company, each A3 uses 45 discarded 1,5-liter plastic bottles in each set of seats with new material. In addition, there is more room 6 mm in front and 3 mm in the rear, thanks to the increase in the width of the car. The 7mm increase in front of the head-room and the more roomy 2mm of the shoulder can also, if little, improve. The A3's boot capacity remains the same as the previous generation at 380 liters and increases to 1200 liters when the rear seats are folded forward.

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