A3 2014-2017 35 TDI Attraction Review
The latest entrant in the country's luxury car market is the sleek Audi A3 sedan series, which is offered in both petrol and diesel engine options. Its entry level diesel trim is named as Audi A3 35 TDI Attraction . The company is offering it in six attractive color options for the customers to choose from. These include Glacier White, Beluga Brown, Florett Silver, Scuba Blue, Misano Red and a Brilliant Black metallic finish as well. It is blessed with stunning outer appearance and includes various striking exterior aspects as well. The list of which includes electrically adjustable ORVMs, bold radiator grille, trendy headlight cluster and a boot lid. When it comes to interiors, it has a spacious cabin that is incorporated with well cushioned seats. It has a multi function steering wheel that is mounted with a number of functions. The front seats come with height adjustment function along with center armrest. It is blessed with an advanced infotainment system that features a MMI (multi media interface), FM radio, passive speakers as well as a Bluetooth interface. On the other hand, there are quite a few safety aspects incorporated as well. These include six airbags, wheel bolts and a first aid kit with warning triangle. This variant is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine that can displace 1968cc. It is integrated with a common rail fuel injection system and comes with a fuel tank capacity of 50 litres, which is quite good.
This latest sedan has a sleek bodyline and is fitted with a number of striking features, which makes it look eye catching. Its side profile has body colored door handles and outside rear view mirrors, which are electrically adjustable and integrated with a side blinker. The flared up wheel arches are fitted with an elegant set of 10-spoke based 16 inch alloy wheels, which further enhances the look of its side profile. These rims are further covered with 205/55 R16 sized tubeless radial tyres. The front fascia has a sleek bonnet, which has a couple of character lines. The chrome garnished radiator grille is embossed with a prominent company logo in the center. This grille is flanked by a neatly carved headlight cluster. Its rear end has a body colored bumper, a bright tail light cluster and a large windscreen.
The spacious internal cabin of this Audi A3 35 TDI Attraction variant is designed in beige and black color scheme and incorporated with a lot of features. Its dual tone dashboard is equipped with a few aspects like AC vents, a large glove box with cooling effect, an advanced instrument panel and 4-spoke steering wheel. It is incorporated with well cushioned seats, which are integrated with adjustable head rests. These seats are covered with premium fabric upholstery and provide ample leg space and head room. The leather covered steering wheel is mounted with audio and call control buttons. This variant is bestowed with a number of utility based aspects, which includes map pockets in all doors, a storage box under the driver's seat, front seat back pockets, sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors and several other aspects as well.
Engine and Performance:
The car maker has powered this stunning five seater sedan with a 2.0-litre diesel engine that has a displacement capacity of 1968cc. It comes with four cylinders, sixteen valves and is based on a double overhead camshaft valve configuration. This power plant is incorporated with a proficient common rail fuel injection system. This vehicle returns a decent mileage of 20.38 Kmpl when driven on bigger roads, which is quite good. It is skillfully paired with a six speed S tronic dual clutch automatic transmission gear box, which further improves the engine's performance. The top speed attained by this sedan comes to 215 Kmph. At the same time, it can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in close to 8.6 seconds, which is rather impressive. This motor can churn out a maximum power of 143bhp ranges between 3500 and 4000rpm and generates a peak torque output of 320Nm in the range of 1750 and 3000rpm.
Braking and Handling:
This entry level trim is incorporated with an efficient suspension system that assists in maintaining vehicle's stability on uneven road conditions. The front axle gets a McPherson strut along with lower wishbone, while the rear axle is assembled with a four link suspension and shock absorber. These are also loaded with tubular anti roll bars that further improves this mechanism. It has a reliable braking system wherein, its front wheels are fitted with ventilated disc brakes and the rear ones have solid disc brakes . It comes with an electromechanical power assisted steering system that supports a turning radius of 11 meters that results in smooth handling of this sedan.
This variant has an advanced air conditioning unit, which regulates the air temperature and it also has rear AC vents that adds to its luxury. It has an Audi music interface, which provides connection to iPod, iPhone along with a USB interface and an MP3 player as well. It also has MMI radio, which features single CD player, two SDXC memory card reader, AM/FM tuner, speed sensing volume control and TP memo, which automatically saves traffic news while on the move. In addition to these, this variant is also bestowed with a front seat armrest, rear parking aid, height adjustable driver seat , multi-information display and many other such aspects.
The company is offering this Audi A3 35 TDI Attraction variant with a lot of safety aspects, which gives the occupants a stress free driving experience. It has a space saving spare wheel, which is affixed in the boot compartment with wheel bolts, tool kit and jack that is required for changing a flat tyre. It has an active bonnet, which creates more space between bonnet and engine, when it comes in contact with a pedestrian in a speed range of 16 to 34 mph and reduces the impact of crash. Apart from these, it has six airbags with front co-passenger airbag deactivation switch, first aid kit with warning triangle, seat belts for all passengers along with a reminder notification, rear doors with child safety lock and a remote central locking with two way foldable key.
1. Its outer appearance is eye-catching.
2. Overall engine performance is quite good.
1. Price tag can still be slightly competitive.
2. Its servicing and spare parts are expensive.
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