2023 Audi A3 Sedan Exterior and Dimensions

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2023 A3 Sedan Exterior

We know styling is very much subjective, but the new A3 Sedan looks trendy in all the right ways. Even the base 40 Premium looks like an Audi RS product. The lines are aggressive, and the proportions are epic. It was also a good move to incorporate a little bit of Audi's e-tron design into what is supposed to be a humdrum sedan. The new A3 is one of those cars you'll take one final look at before you enter the house. Good on Audi for making the sedan cool again.

A set of 17-inch alloys is standard across the range, but you need the $800 18-inch wheel package for the full effect. All Audi A3 models also get a moonroof and full LED exterior lights, including dynamic turn signals for the rear clusters. Oddly, Audi chose to conceal the tailpipes on the A3. A nice set of pipes used to be one of the defining features of an internal combustion car. Still, Audi seems to be preparing the world for the inevitable transition to electricity. If you want quad tailpipes, you'll need to opt for the S3, which we review separately.

2023 A3 Sedan Exterior Photos

2023 Audi A3 Sedan Front-End Bumper CarBuzz
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Dimensions

The A3 Sedan has a 103.5-inch wheelbase, which is still a few inches short of the A4 and precisely the same as the old model. It's 71.5 inches in width without the side mirrors and 56.2 inches tall. The overall length is 176.9 inches. It's incrementally larger in every direction, which results in small but valuable gains in space. The trunk, for example, is slightly bigger, and the rear legroom appears to have gained a good inch. The lightest model weighs in at 3,329 pounds, while the quattro weighs in at 3,494 lbs.

2023 Audi A3 Sedan Exterior Dimensions:

Audi A3 Sedan TrimsPremium 40 TFSIPremium Plus 40 TFSIPremium 40 TFSI quattroPremium Plus 40 TFSI quattro
Max Width71.5 in.71.5 in.71.5 in.71.5 in.
Length176.9 in.176.9 in.176.9 in.176.9 in.
Height56.2 in.56.2 in.56.2 in.56.2 in.
Wheelbase103.5 in.103.5 in.103.5 in.103.5 in.

2023 Audi A3 Sedan Weight Information:

Audi A3 Sedan TrimsCurb Weight
Premium 40 TFSI3,329 lbs.
Premium Plus 40 TFSI3,329 lbs.
Premium 40 TFSI quattro3,494 lbs.
Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro3,494 lbs.

2023 Audi A3 Sedan Tires:

Front TireP225/45HR17
Rear TireP225/45HR17
Spare TireCompact

2023 Audi A3 Sedan Wheels:

Wheels TypeAluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size17" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size17" x 8"

Exterior Colors

Nine colors are available for the A3, excluding the Audi exclusive special paint option, which costs a hefty $3,900. Brilliant Black and Ibis White are the only no-cost options, and, unfortunately, neither color does the design any favors. The metallic options retail for $595 and include Atoll Blue, Florett Silver, Glacier White, Manhattan Gray, Mythos Black, Navarra Blue, and Tango Red. We'd go for either Atoll Blue or Tango Red paired with the optional 18-inch wheels with black inserts. It's a costly option on what is supposed to be the most affordable Audi, but style-wise it's worth the investment.

  • Glacier White Metallic +$595
  • Mythos Black Metallic +$595
  • Florett Silver Metallic +$595
  • Tango Red Metallic +$595
  • Atoll Blue Metallic +$595
  • Manhattan Gray Metallic +$595
  • Navarra Blue Metallic +$595
  • Brilliant Black
  • Ibis White

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