2017 Audi A3 Hits Dealerships in October | Edmunds

2017 Audi A3 Hits Dealerships in October

HERNDON, Virginia — The updated 2017 Audi A3 family of vehicles arrives at Audi dealerships in October.

Audi announced partial pricing on some 2017 A3 models.

The 2017 Audi A3 sedan with quattro all-wheel-drive starts at $35,150 for the Premium model. The top-of-the-line A3 sedan with all-wheel-drive is priced at $44,100.

In comparison, the base 2016 A3 with Quattro all-wheel-drive is priced at $35,125, including a destination charge.

The 2017 Audi A3 Cabriolet convertible starts at $41,250 and tops out at $50,200 for the Prestige model. The 2016 A3 Cabriolet is priced at $40,525, including destination fees.

The 2017 Audi S3 performance sedan starts at $43,850 for the Premium Plus model, while the Prestige model is priced at $49,350. The 2016 S3 is priced at $43,425, including destination fees.

All 2017 prices include a $950 destination charge.

Audi of America said the A3 with front-wheel drive and the A3 Sportback E-tron models will continue to be offered and receive product updates for the 2017 model year. Pricing will be announced later.

The refreshed 2017 A3 sedan, convertible and S3 now feature standard Audi Pre Sense Front, a radar-based system that provides forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.

Optional features include rear cross-traffic assist, Audi virtual cockpit, MMI touch and smartphone integration.

Standard features across the A3 line include a power sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control and LED taillights.

The exterior of the A3 sedan, convertible and S3 gets a new headlight design and a new front fascia.

The A3 sedan and convertible models are equipped with a carryover 220-horsepower 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a six-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission. The same engine in the S3 is tweaked to deliver 292 hp.

Key A3 competitors include the Acura ILX, Buick Verano and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

Edmunds says: First-time luxury buyers will want to head to Audi showrooms this fall to check out the refreshed 2017 A3 lineup.

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