Europeans have had the luxury of enjoying the Audi A3 Hatchback for over 10 years now but just introduced to the states in 2006, the American market is just finding out what a great little Hatchback it really is. Think of the A3 Hatchback as a smaller version of the A4 Avant, but larger than a Volkswagen Golf. Ideal, for the European market attention to fuel efficiency, performance and style make this car very popular. The A3 Hatchback is offered in only a 2.0L Turbocharged 4 cylinder engine Front Wheel Drive (more of an entry level) and in a 3.2L V6 All Wheel Drive S-Line version the A3 Hatchback has fewer trim levels to choose from than others in the line up.
The A3 Hatchback does have some unique features thought that are very intriguing. A Duel Pane Sunroof is available that makes the interior of the car feel much more open than it really is. The A3 Hatchback Automatic version has an available Direct Shift Gear Box with Paddle shift and Tiptronics that can give the driver the ability to take this hatchback to its limits but give the option to relax while sitting in the evening traffic.
Other Available features on the A3 Hatchback include:
· Up graded wheel packages
· Premium Bose Stereo
· Satellite Radio
· iPhone Technologies
The A3 Hatchback packages include: Titanium, S-Line, Convenience, Technology, Cold Weather and Premium all which can be mixed and matched to the drivers liking. The S-Line and Titanium package are two different styling packages that give the A3 Hatchback a high performance luxury look and feel. Upgraded body kit and wheels packages that come as factory A3 Hatchback options keep the car super clean.
Overall the A3 Hatchback is a blast to drive. Both of the engines that are offered have superb power for a hatchback. The 3.2L Quattro A3 Hatchback has a tighter suspension and being an all wheel drive Quattro sticks to the road in most any conditions. The A3 Hatchback is an all around great vehicle for the fuel conscious commuter or the enthusiast track star.