2017 Audi A3, S3 Facelift Revealed

Posted: Apr 6 2016, 5:53am CDT | by , Updated: Apr 6 2016, 9:26am CDT , in Cars & Vehicles


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2017 Audi A3, S3 Facelift Revealed

Audi has released a refreshed version of its 2017 Audi A3 ahead of its launch in Australia. The face-lifted Audi A3 got a new look with matrix LED headlights, a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine, a new digital instrument display and more technology upgrades. And the refreshed Audi S3 adds 10bhp to its turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine.

Audi has given a new look to it 3rd generation A3 and S3 cars. The facelifted version of 2017 Audi A3 adds Matrix LED headlights which has a grille in between them. According to Carscoops, this grille was seemingly copied off the A4.

The 2017 Audi A3 updated version comes with two new petrol engines. One engine is a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder having a power of 113bhp while the other one is a 2.0-litre four-pot turbo engine of 187bhp.

The refreshed Audi A3 also comes with some new safety systems that includes traffic jam assist in adaptive cruise control, active lane assist function and emergency braking with pedestrian detection.

On the other hand, Audi added 10bhp to its refreshed S3's turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. It means that S3's engine power has now become 306bhp. In combination with an optional S-tronic dual-clutch automatic gearbox, it also received an additional 15lb ft of torque at 295lb ft.

Audi also offers two types of gearboxes buyers. They can now get a standard six-speed manual gearbox or the latest seven-speed dual-clutch S tronic gearbox. Buyers can also choose between front or four-wheel drive. But this option is available in selected engines.

Audi also makes virtual cockpits which are an optional feature for the facelifted A3. This virtual cockpit tech is already available in the bigger A4. Virtual cockpit actually consists of a 12.3 inch screen with two types of layouts. Drivers can choose between classic view or infotainment mode digital layouts.

The facelifted 2017 Audi A3 will arrive in showrooms next month. According to AutoCar, the refreshed A3 will come with "three-door hatchback, fivedoor sportback, four-door saloon and two-door cabriolet guises."

Audi also added five new coloring options for its new A3. It means that now Audi A3 will be available in 12 different colors. However, the price of the face-lifted 2017 Audi A3 has not been announced just yet.

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