By Matt Schmitz on June 20, 2014
The 2015 Audi A3 sedan, which arrived in April, soon will welcome a trio of siblings. Audi this week announced pricing on the expanded A3 family, which includes the 2015 S3 performance sedan, the A3 Cabriolet and A3 TDI diesel sedan. The three new models are slated to go on sale late this summer, ranging in price from around $33,000 to nearly $42,000.
Standard features across the lineup include leather seats, power panoramic roof, Bluetooth connectivity, Sirius XM Satellite and HD radio, a power driver's seat, a split-folding rear seatback and Audi's collision-mitigation system, as well as standard Singleframe grille, bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights and LED taillights. Available features include full LED headlights, a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system, an updated version of Audi's multimedia system and Audi's four selectable driving modes.
Joining the already-available regular A3 sedan, which starts at $30,795, including an $895 destination charge, the S3 performance sedan will start at $41,995, including destination. The S3 is powered by a 2.0-liter direct-injected four-cylinder engine making 292 horsepower and features standard all-wheel drive and a sport suspension. The S3 can be outfitted with trim-specific 18- or 19-inch wheels. Standard interior features include a leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel, paddle shifters and aluminum details.
The A3 Cabriolet is available either with front-wheel drive and a 1.8-liter four-cylinder or with all-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, starting at $36,495 and $39,495, respectively, with destination. Audi says the soft-top can be opened or closed at the touch of a button in 18 seconds and at speeds of up to 31 mph. The Cabriolet also offers an active rollover protection system.
The front-wheel-drive A3 TDI diesel sedan is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 150 hp and 236 pounds-feet of torque. It will start at $33,495, including destination.
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