2018 Audi A3 in Charlotte

The 2018 Audi A3 Compact Luxury Car Wows in Charlotte

The Audi A3 is a compact luxury car that's hard to ignore in Charlotte, masterfully balancing efficient and practical performance with superior agility and unbeatable capability. Offering two body style options--four-door sedan and two-door cabriolet/convertible--and a variety of package options, the configurable and versatile A3 is a tempting option. For 2018, trim levels include the A3 Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. Within the lineup, there's also an available A3 Sportback e-tron model.

Interior Features

As with most Audi cars, the 2018 A3 comes standard with a truly luxurious interior: touchscreen display, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a panoramic sunroof. The A3 also offers standard leather upholstery on its seats--a rarity on base models even for the luxury segment. Its further proof of Audi's commitment to genuine quality and feel. Convertible models offer a practical 9.9 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, while sedan models boost that to 12.3 cubic feet of storage area in the trunk.

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Exterior Design

A compact design doesn't have to think small--and the 2018 Audi A3 shows that effortlessly. The small sports sedan features signature Audi design from front to back, with the iconic Singleframe grille prominently at the front, deep character lines flowing along the side, and a square, solid setup balancing the rear taillights with a subtle trunk lip and dual exhaust tips. The look is as athletic as the performance.

Performance and Eco-Friendly Options

Across the lineup, the 2018 Audi A3 offers a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, though it's been tuned for two levels of performance: 186 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque for base models, or 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque for upper-level trims. The engine pairs to an efficient seven-speed Stronic dual-clutch automatic transmission. quattro all-wheel drive is available, and swaps to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Technology and Safety

Standard features for the 2018 Audi A3 include the brand's updated MMI Touch infotainment system with a touchscreen display, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. Optional features include Audi's 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit screen and an ultra-premium 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system. Safety features include forward-collision warning and rear cross-traffic alert, as well as front and rear parking sensors, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control.

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