Sunday, April 07, 2013

Picture update: Audi A3 2.0 TDI Ambition (2013 / 8V)

In March 2012 Audi introduced the third generation A3 at the Geneva Motor Show. The three-door A3 deliveries started in August 2012, while the Sportback has been available on the market since February 2013.  
Compared to its predecessor the dimensions remained nearly unchanged, but the new A3 is 80 kilograms lighter. The new A3 is the first car that is built on the MQB-platform, which it shares with the Volkswagen Golf VII, Seat Leon 5F and Skoda Octavia III.

Model (Code / Model Year): Audi A3 2.0 TDI Ambition (2013 / 8V)
Engine: 4-cylinder diesel engine (1968cm3)  
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Performance: 150hp / 320nm
0 to 100km/h: 8,6sec
Top speed: 216km/h (135mp/h)
Weight: 1355kg
Fuel tank (US gallons): 50 liters (13.21 US gallons)

€28.200,00 Audi A3 2.0 TDI (150ps) Ambition, 6 speed manual gearbox

The Ambition-package includes:

  • Micrometallic inlays and door trims
  • Door sills with aluminium inlays
  • Rallye cloth black upholstery with headliner lunar silver
  • 17" x 7.5J 5-arm kinetic design alloy wheels
  • Front sport seats
  • 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel
  • Colour Driver's Information System (DIS)
  • Audi drive select
  • Fog lights
  • Sports suspension
  • Twin chrome exhaust pipes

€650,00 Phantom black, pearl effect
€--,-- 17"x 7.5J 5-arm kinetic design alloy wheels
€--,-- Rallye cloth black upholstery with headliner lunar silver
€--,-- Micrometallic inlays and door trims

€125,00 Door mirrors - electrically adjustable and heated
€125,00 Light and rain sensor
€920,00 Xenon plus including headlight wash
€550,00 Automatic Air Conditioning, 2 zones
€170,00 3-spoke leather sports multi-function steering wheel
€2.725,00 MMI navigation plus with MMI touch
€--,-- Standard sound system, 8 speakers
€245,00 Lumbar support
€140,00 Center arm rest
€330,00 Heated front seats
€400,00 Audi parking system (accoustic / rear only)
€270,00 Cruise control
€320,00 Audi phone box
€--,-- AUX-IN + Audi Media Interface connection

Total price in Germany: €35.420,-*

*Prices reflect the German prices & specifications as of April 2013

Some pro's and con's on the Audi A3 2.0 TDI Ambition:


  • Good sport seats
  • Good fuel consumption
  • Nice feeling sports steering wheel
  • Nice (standard) stereo system
  • Good MMI+ navigation system + adequate screen size
  • Good Colour Information Sytem in the center display

  • Con:

  • Buttons for switching between different modes are located in a spot that takes the view FROM the road
  • Bland interior
  • Small fuel tank
  • Hard suspension but the handling is not exciting

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