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First Look: 2021 Audi A3

2021 Audi A3

Audis latest A3 boasts new powertrains, fresh sheet metal, and more tech


Audi says it pioneered the premium compact segment when it first presented the A3 in 1996. Fast forward to today, and the latest A3 is now entering its fourth generation; this time around, the sedan ’sadly, Canada will once again miss out on the smart hatchback variant ’ gets a bolder look, a smarter cabin with more technology, and a new powertrain with a stronger mild-hybrid system

The fresh look has bolder fender “blisters” that flank a large honeycomb grille with active elements and built-in ducts for brake cooling. It also features LED headlights and slick daytime running lights that change their appearance based on the model, the S-Line naturally getting the most expressive interpretation

Through the side, a strong shoulder line links the headlights to taillights. However, it’s the Coke bottle-like treatment through the doors that gives the new sedan its personality — it’s a marked departure for a company that traditionally used a more slab-sided approach to design. At the back end, a discreet lip spoiler sits atop a foot-operated trunk lid that’s now underscored by thin wedge-shaped LED taillights and the trapezoidal tailpipes. Overall, the new A3 is attractive and a big step forward visually, especially when finished in blue

Inside, the cabin takes an equally big step forward. It’s now more cockpit-like and comes with Audi’s full-digital treatment. The base 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster is augmented by an optional 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit Plus display with three different looks. To the right is a new 10.1-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system that works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This setup does away with the dial on the centre console used in the previous-generation model, now replaced with large icons to access the various functions. The infotainment system also takes a big step forward ’ the third-generation platform has a processor with 10 times the computing power of the previous system. It can also hold up to six driver profiles, each storing the seat position and climate control settings, along with frequent navigation destinations and media choices like radio station presets

The reworked cabin even takes a green turn. The seat fabric is made from a recycled material made from 1.5-litre plastic bottles , 45 of them, to be exact, which are shredded, melted, and spun into the thread used to weave the finished product. At the other end, there are some high-end options including Nappa leather, a new heads-up display, advanced Matrix LED headlights, and a 680-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system with 15 speakers

The new 2021 Audi A3 has more safety equipment. The Audi Pre-Safe front system, collision avoidance aids and Lane Departure Warning are now standard. Adaptive cruise control available, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Parking Assist, and Exit Warning

Specifications of Audi A3 2021 

Audi A3

While in Europe, the 2021 Audi A3 gets three and four-cylinder turbochargers, as well as two diesel engines, and the Canadian spec will arrive with a 2.0-liter quad-turbocharged engine producing 201 hp. This is a little less than the current A3 sedan, but that doesn't matter because the new engine now works with a mild 48-volt hybrid system. The generator / novice based system not only captures power to charge the battery when idling, but also supports the engine by adding up to 12 horsepower and 37 lb-ft. Torque at slow speeds. Interestingly, before the A3, the 48-volt system was only used in Audi V6 and V8 engines, and it would replace the moderate 12-volt hybrid setup found in the newly refurbished Q5. While the torque number is not given, the A3 should have around 245 lb-ft, so there will be plenty of pop off the line when the electric auxiliary is inserted

Another bonus, according to Audi, is the fact that a mild hybrid system can shave up to 0.4 l / 100 km of average fuel consumption. Energy saving boost and reducing the current A3 operation from zero to 100 km / h to about six seconds (one second drop) while gas saving is the winning / winning mode by any standard


  • 2021 Audi A3

The new engine works with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system. The torque split is fully variable between the front and rear axles; during normal conditions, most of the power is fed through the front wheels to maximize fuel economy. However, the clutch can send power rearward when needed — if necessary, all of that kick can go rearward

As for the suspension, there’s a base setup along with two optional adaptive systems. The adaptive dampers drop the ride height by 10 millimetres in the base A3 and 15 millimetres for S-Line models. Both have comfort, auto, and dynamic settings. The steering is also new, now boasting a variable ratio; on-centre feel is precise, but when turned off centre, it cuts the lock-to-lock rotation required to 2.5 turns

Drive modes include Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, Efficiency, and Individual modes. Each changes the driving characteristics of the engine, transmission, steering and optional adaptive dampers. It also changes the all-wheel-drive system’s power split to make the drive more engaging. The combination promises to give the latest A3 the sharpest handling to date

At this point it is not known if the latest Audi A3 will arrive as a 2021 or 2022 model. However, given its third-quarter launch in Canada next year, it’s a safe bet new A3 will be a 2022 model when it lands here. Full Canadian specifications and pricing will be released closer to its launch. Expect an electrified A3 and a sportier S3 as well

2021 Audi A3