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New Audi A3 Sportback 2013
Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI 150 HP Some Impressions / Details | Prova su strada: Audi A3 2.0 TDI 150 Cv Ambition
0-100.IT PROVA L'AUDI A3 CON L'ALLESTIMENTO PIU' SPORTIVO. 150 CV, 320 NM, 0-100 IN 8″6 E OLTRE 210 KM/H. Il segmento C ha la sua regina da oltre 15 anni. L'Audi A3, solo nell'epoca più recente si vede insidiata da concorrenti sullo stesso piano (la BMW Serie 1 o la Mercedes Classe A). L'articolo della prova su

2013 Audi A3 Sportback S-Line 2013 Audi A3 Sportback Exterior design 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.

Audi A3 Production, Ingolstadt plant
Footage of the Audi A3 Production line at Audi's Ingolstadt plant.