2021 Audi A3: Redesign, Spied, Price, and Release Date. Some newly offered info has emerged for the 2021 Audi A3 model. Back in December we only had the first set of spy photos to go on which teased that the car was under its way and was doing cold-weather tests. New safety equipment and new technology are also announced with Audi virtual cockpit finally being integrated here.
The Audi A3 model has made its debut back in 1996. The sedan version of the car was initially offered in Germany and then later went on sale in the UK.
The release date is something that we are expecting to drop very soon but with the slew of innovations that we got for the 2021 Audi A3 we have also learned the price as well. This only means that a release is coming soon and is imminent. Read all about it here in our review.
What is the Chose Powertrain?
There have also been a lot of changes for the 2021 Audi A3 when it comes to powertrain options. There are a total of six engines available, three gasoline engines and three diesel engines. Perhaps the most notable inclusion is the three-cylinder engine 1.0-liter, TFSI, gasoline engine that makes 115 horsepower and 147.5 pound-feet of torque. After that one comes the 1.4-liter, TFSI, COD four-cylinder making 150 horsepower and 184.4 pound-feet of torque. The top gasoline version is the all-new, 2.0-liter, TFSI four-cylinder which provides 190 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque.
The 2.0-liter TDI is going to be offered in two types. The first one, which comes out at the launch of the car, will provide 150 horsepower and 250.8 pound-feet of torque, while the second one, which is going to be available sometime after the launch, will provide 184 horsepower and 280.3 pound-feet of torque.
2021 Audi A3 Engine
2021 Audi A3 0-60 mph Acceleration and Top Speed, By being the top prospect in its segment, the 2021 Audi A3 will also be capable of offering astounding acceleration numbers. The estimated offer is going to come to 7.2 seconds needed to reach 60 mph from 0, with a top speed of 130 mph.
What are the Fuel Economy Ratings for the 2021 Audi A3?
The new 2021 Audi A3 will probably offer some different fuel economy ratings compared to now. The model will probably get its stats in accordance with the new powertrain. According to certain estimations, the model might be able to make 26 mpg city, 35 highway, 29 combined, or go to 24/31/27 mpg with the AWD option.
What are the 2021 Audi A3 Exterior Changes?
The exterior of the 2021 Audi A3 has some significant changes to it, none of them is in so high regard so that it changes the face of the car dramatically. All in all, this makes the car look more sporty and aggressive when viewed from the front.
The side of the car still has a double body line for the lower body. It makes for a 3D appearance toward the bottom of the doors. The models will come standard with 16-inch wheels, but 17-, 18-, and 19-inch wheels will be offered for the newly updated car.
The rear end also keeps to its overall design. There is a new body line runing between the reflectors on each corner of the fascia.
What is the 2021 Audi A3 Interior Updates?
The inside of the 2021 Audi A3 is almost untouched. It might seem like a letdown but they have decided to keep the inside almost intact. The overall layout and design are essentially the same with the only noticeable change being the circular vents that have more details to them. The big news for this version is the introduction of Audi’s virtual cockpit, which comes with a new, digital instrument cluster. There is a 12.3-inch diagonal screen on it and it also displays two different modes.
The car also comes with an Audi Connect package, offering a 4G LTE connection with a sim Card for the European models. For more details on 2019 Audi A3 interior updates, you can check our new overview of that car.
2021 Audi A3 Dimensions and Size
The interior of the 2021 Audi A3 has not changed. Compared to the rivaling models it does provide good measurement which is highly necessary for the interior setup. The car provides enough room and comfort for the passengers and even does a better job than the CLA-Class model coming from Mercedes. In total, the Audi A3 is 175.5 inches long and has a wheelbase of 103.4-inches.
2021 Audi A3 Safety
The new 2021 Audi A3 will carry the reputation of the past A3 models which already had great safety standards. The IIHS and the NHTSA already hold this car in high regard and this will be even greater when we take into account that they are adding automatic emergency braking a standard set of the offered equipment for the car.
What are the Rivaling Cars?
The 2021 Audi A3 is perhaps the top model in the segment and will not easily be toppled from the top. Although there are a lot of competing vehicles which might have a similar offer as this one has, not a lot of them are fully capable of competing against this car. Some of the worthy competitors include the Buick Regal and the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class models.
When is the Release Date for the 2021 Audi A3 Predicted for?
As far as we know, the 2021 Audi A3 was supposed to make its debut at the start of 2021. This latest set of news may bring it a bit closer to us than we expected it to be. The model will probably get its release this year but customers around the world and their respective markets might still need to be patient and wait for the car to make an appearance in 2021.
What is the New 2021 Audi A3 Price?
The price for the 2021 Audi A3 has just been announced. The sedan version is going to be offered in three trims, with the Premium one costing $34,200, the Premium Plus being $37,450 and the Prestige offered for $43,150, all as base MSRP.