...Powertrains and Performance: The 2011 Audi A3 is available with two different engines. The A3 2.0T features a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder good for 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. With standard front-wheel drive, a six-speed manual and a six-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission known as S tronic are available. With Quattro all-wheel drive, S tronic is standard. In performance testing, an A3 2.0T with the six-speed manual went from zero to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds -- about average among similarly powered entry-level luxury cars. EPA-estimated fuel economy...
...Wide-opening rear doors are intended to ease entry and exit. The available Open Sky two-section glass sunroof includes separate blinds to keep the interior from overheating and guard against the sun's glare. Interior features include: New chrome accents Standard dual-zone automatic climate control Optional black headliner and shiny piano-black accents Sirius Satellite Radio standard Standard leather seating surfaces Standard auxiliary audio input Wood trim optional Under the Hood Audi's turbocharged 2.0T gas four-cylinder produces 200 horsepower and 207 pounds-feet of torque. Gas models can...
...So far we have learned that perfection is relative. However, there is nothing ambiguous about the kind of driving experience only a German machine can inspire. This doesn’t mean that the new A3 stands to cast out its few class rivals, let alone its own brethren from the S division. Nevertheless, the themes and sounds are all familiar, delivered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. When matched to the automatic six-speed S tronic gearbox, it gets the A3 from 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds; it takes 7.1 seconds with the quick-shifting six-speed...
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