The new Audi A3 and A3 Sportback are flatter, more masculine and more dynamic. The slim side is defined by the striking tornado line along the edge of the window and the dynamic line above the sills. Taut, sculptural areas where light and shadows meet give the vehicles a compact and muscular look.
The narrow headlights give the Audi A3 a determined, con-centrated look. They are optionally available as xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running light strip and with a choice of adaptive light with variable headlight range control. The exterior mirrors are set on the door rails like on a sports car. The slim, divided rear lights, which are available in LED technology in combination with xenon plus, give the vehicle a sporty low and wide appearance. The integrated roof edge spoiler creates additional dynamism and sportiness at the rear. Unmistakeably an Audi – and yet it feels different. Lighter. Clearer. More forward-looking. The cockpit is captivating at first sight thanks to its clear layout and ergonomics.
The central control unit: the optional MMI navigation plus with MMI touch – a touch-sensitive control panel integrated in the rotary/push-button control for intuitive operation. Amongst other things, it offers you a new and intelligent way of controlling the navigation and telephone functions by “writing” letters or numbers on the control panel with your finger. You can also operate the functions supported by Audi connect via your MMI touch. The slim 7-inch colour display, which pops up electrically, presents all the information in a new look and impressive clarity.
The optional Audi phone box is extremely practical. It connects your mobile phone with the vehicle’s roof aerial so that you can make phone calls without a mobile phone cradle. High quality and innovative design can be found in every detail. The horizontal architecture of the instrument panel emphasises the size of the interior, 3D inlays seem to embrace the driver. The air vents with their jet design further accentuate the stylish interi-or. Their air flow can be adjusted to provide a concentrated stream of air or to distribute air evenly, all with variable levels of intensity. The optional deluxe automatic air conditioning in black panel look connects the floating cockpit to the centre console. Fine leather sport seats are available on request, and further emphasise the high-quality appear-ance of the interior.
The optional Bang & Olufsen Sound System is a special highlight: enjoy brilliant surround sound from a total of 14 loudspeakers. The exclusive loudspeaker covers with aluminium applications and LED lighting accentuating the front woofers convey a sense of perfect design. The dynamic roof contour of the A3 Sportback design emphasises its sporty character, and the powerful rear gives it a confident stance despite its light- ness. The combination of a longer wheelbase and short overhangs makes the A3 Sportback look longer and conveys a sense of elegant sportiness. Download 2013 AUDI A3 Sportback Owner Manual PDF.