2016 Audi A3

Original Audi A3 was released in 1996. It is a compact luxury car and it was the first small car from this German manufacturer after almost two decades (first after 1978 Audi 50). Current model is in its third generation, which was released in 2012. Although generation-change is still far away, company prepares some new things for 2016 Audi A3. According to latest information, it is expected that new model will be offered in hatchback body style once again, after few years of break.

2016 Audi A3 front view

2016 Audi A3 redesign and features

When it is about basics of this car, there will not be too many changes, compared to current model. The 2016 Audi A3 will be based on MQB platform. The only big novelty is that it will be offered in four body styles now. Beside sedan and convertible, it will be available as 3-door and 5-door hatchback too. Rest of the things will remain pretty much the same. There will be three trim levels in offer – Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. Interior of the 2016 Audi A3 will remain pretty much unchanged. It will be equipped with plenty of hi-tech features. Some of the highlights are Audi’s MMI interface to control the optional navigation system, audio-entertainment and interior functions, Audi’s Drive Select, WiFI, smarthphone integration and many others.

2016 Audi A3 rear view

2016 Audi A3 engines

This manufacturer is known for wide offer of engine and 2016 definitely won’t be an exception. It will be available with several petrol and diesel engines, but it will be available as hybrid too. The top offers will be those with 2.0 liter TFSI engine (220 hp and 258 lb-ft) and 2.0 liter TDI (181 hp and 280 lb-ft). The second mentioned, diesel engine will be not only powerful but also with great fuel economy. It is expected that this variant will reach 40 mpg. The 2016 A3 will be offered with three transmissions – 6-speed manual and 6-speed and 7-speed automatic S Tronic gearboxes.

2016 Audi A3 engine

2016 Audi A3 release date and price

The 2016 Audi A3 will come next summer. It is expected that the price will remain unchanged, while hatchback variants will cost slightly higher.