The big news for the A3 is the availability of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI diesel. Rated at 140 hp, this new diesel engine promises maximum performance while being economically friendly at the pump. In the past, Americans were accustomed to cheap gas throughout the country. Now that the situation has changed, various alternatives are being reexamined. While no hybrid is available, the TDI diesel is a fantastic addition to the A3.
Not wild about diesel engines? Forget everything you may remember about them from the past. This new engine is a clean diesel. Other updates include a revised front fascia with the now standard Audi grille. Typical Audi interior build quality exists throughout.