VW Golf, Audi A3 Sportback, Seat Leon - Familienduell
Der neue Golf hat es nicht leicht mit seinen Plattformbrüdern. Von oben
zum Beispiel drückt der Audi A3 von unten meldet sich der Bruder aus
Spanien. Wir vergleichen Golf, A3 Sportback und Leon.
2013 Audi A3 Sportback S-Line
2013 Audi A3 Sportback
The new Audi A3 Sportback is long and lean. While the length (4,310
millimeters [14.14 ft]), width (1,780 millimeters [5.84 ft]) and height
(1,425 millimeters [4.68 ft]) are only slightly greater than on the
previous model, the wheelbase now measures 2,636 millimeters (8.65 ft), an
increase of 58 millimeters (2.28 in). This makes the five-door model 35
millimeters (1.38 in) longer between the axles than the three-door version.
The design with the three side windows is taut and concentrated, with every
detail precise and expressive. The distinguishing element at the front of
the vehicle is the distinctive, stone gray single-frame grille with the
angled upper corners. The lower edges of the flat headlights taper off at
an angle. Audi offers optional xenon plus headlights with LED daytime
running lights, with LED headlights to follow somewhat later. Large air
intakes up front hint at the power of the engines.
The sharply defined tornado line articulates the flank below the windows
and evokes a powerful shoulder. The dynamic line above the side sills runs
upward toward the rear.
The tautly curved surfaces, the large, precisely defined wheel wells, the
relatively narrow, sharply sloping C pillars and the understated roof
spoiler underscore the sporty nature of the A3 Sportback, as do the
exterior mirrors, which as with a sports car are perched on the doors.
The rear is extremely sculptured, and the split rear lights underscore its
width. Audi offers LED rear lights in combination with the xenon plus
headlights; LED light conductors appear to form a continuous arch. The
adaptive brake light, which pulses at high frequency during hard braking,
is standard. A sharp crease sets off the diffuser. Depending on the engine,
the Exhaust system terminates in one
or two tailpipes on the left side of the car.
Audi offers the A3 Sportback in a choice of 13 colors -- three solid
finishes, eight metallic finishes and two pearl-effect finishes. The
optional high-gloss package adds accents around the windows (standard with
the Ambiente trim line). Particularly sporty customers can choose the S
line sport package or S line exterior package.