Audi A3 Sedan Review & Ratings
- 20 March 2015
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
The Audi A3 Sedan was manufactured by Audi AG. Audi AG’s headquarters are in Germany. The name comes from the Latin translation of the name of the owner, August Horch. Horch means ‘listen’ in German and then it becomes ‘audi’ in Latin. The slogan for Audi is ‘Vorsprung durch Technik, which means ‘Advancement Through Technology.’ However, in the United States, the slogan has been changed recently to ‘Truth in Engineering.’
The Audi A3 Today
Audi sales have increased today from when it was first built. As a matter of fact, deliveries to customers increased from 653,000 in 2,000 to 1,000,3,000 in 2008. The Audi A3 gets 21/30 mpg. The type of car is a wagon and the transmission is a 6-speed manual transmission. Audi provides either a four-year warranty or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.
This luxury car comes as a 5-seater with heated seats. It is a four cylinder and the drive train is front-wheel drive.
The Audi is made from 100 percent galvanized materials to prevent corrosion. Audi was actually the first mass market automobile to make their cars from 100 percent galvanized materials. There are many precautions Audi has taken with its vehicles when making them including a full body of zinc coating which helps prevent it from rusting. Also, because the body of the car surpassed even the maker’s expectations, they increased their original 10-year corrosion warranty to a 12-year corrosion warranty.
LED Daytime Running Lights
The LED daytime running lights were first introduced in 2006. However, ever since 2010, the lights have been introduced as both low and high beams.
Audi has a computerized control system for its cars. It is basically a rotating control knob as well as segment buttons to control all of the entertainment devices inside the car. This includes the radio, CD player, TV tuner, and the iPod. It also controls the ventilation, heating, and the satellite navigation. It also comes with a screen that controls other parts of the car. Many Audi owners enjoy this interface.
Audi has competed and won the World Endurance Championship two years in a row. In 2012, Audi entered the World Endurance Championship race and won. They won the World Endurance Championship in 2012 in Sebring and then followed up with three more wins in a row, which included the 2012 24-hours of Le Mans. They also won for the fifth time in Bahrain and even won the inaugural World Endurance Championship for manufacturers.
Audi once again entered into the WEC but this time they entered their Audi R18 E-tron Quattro. They won the first five races in a row, which also included the 2013 24-hour Le Mans competition. Their round 5 victory, The Circuit of the America’s, was of significance to Audi because it actually marked their 100th win for the 24-hour Le Mans prototypes. They then went on to win round 6 of the WEC race.
Audi also entered earlier this year but this time entered an updated and redesigned Audi R18 E-tron Quattro. This car featured a 2 MJ recovery system. However, they finally saw the cars retire from the races as they did lose their first race this time.
Audi has a special logo that represents them well. It includes four different rings which represent the four different marques of the Auto Union.
Audi celebrated its Centennial in 2009. During this time, they changed the logo by changing the font to align left. They also changed the shading for the rings on the emblem.
For their sound, they began using a beating heart in 1996. However, they then updated the beating heart sound in 2010 and started using the slogan, ‘The Art of Progress.’