2015 A3 TDI Sedan Starts At $32,600

Audi just revealed prices for its new 2015 A3 Sedan TDI clean diesel, which will start at $32,600.

Audi also revealed pricing for other versions of the A3, namely the 2015 S3 performance Sedan and A3 Cabriolet.

The German company stated these are the latest models to join the newly launched Audi A3 family, which went on sale in April and further expands the Audi S, Cabriolet, and TDI model lineups.

The three new A3 variants all go on sale in the U.S. late summer of this year.

Suggested retail pricing for the all-new A3 TDI Sedan, S3 Sedan and A3 Cabriolet goes as follow:

  • A3 Sedan 2.0 TDI FWD S tronic: $32,600
  • S3 Sedan 2.0T q S tronic: $41,100
  • A3 Cabriolet 1.8T FWD S tronic: $35,600
  • A3 Cabriolet 2.0T q S tronic: $38,600

“Since its launch in April, the all new A3 Sedan has proven itself as a market share leader in the entry premium segment and is already one of the most popular models in the Audi lineup. In its infancy the A3 has established itself as a core contributor to the Audi U.S. success story,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. “This growth will continue as we launch a variety of body styles and unique engines to suit a wide range of customer lifestyles and tastes.”

Audi said the all-new 2015 Audi A3 model line-up offers new innovative technologies and the detailed craftsmanship found in larger flagship Audi sedans. The vehicle includes standard features such as leather seating surfaces, power panoramic roof, Bluetooth technology with audio streaming, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, HD radio, power driver’s seat, split folding rear seatback and Audi pre sense basic. The A3 line-up will also come equipped standard with the Audi signature Singleframe grille, bi-xenon headlights and LED taillights.

The company added all A3 models offer available features including MMI technology, 4G LTE connectivity, full LED headlights and a Bang & Olufsen audio system. The new A3 family will feature the most advanced version of Audi connect, including picture navigation, read-aloud news headlines, Facebook and Twitter alerts, access to more than 7,000 Web radio stations, personalized RSS news feeds and more.

Also available in the A3 family is Audi drive select. Audi explained this system allows the driver to adjust throttle response, shift points, and the electromechanical steering effort. Similar to other Audi models, Audi drive select has four settings that include Auto, Dynamic, Comfort, and Individual.

A3 TDI Sedan

The Audi A3 TDI Sedan is powered by a 2.0 TDI engine producing 150 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque.

Since Audi brought its TDI engines in the U.S. in 2009, more than 40,491 Audi TDI vehicles have been sold in the U.S., delivering an average of 30 percent better fuel economy and range than their gasoline counterparts (based on EPA fuel economy estimates).

S3 Sedan

Now available for the first time in the U.S. the S3 Sedan expands upon the already sporty character of the A3 sedan, said Audi. A 2.0L TFSI engine with quattro all-wheel drive produces 292 horsepower. The S3 boasts a Singleframe grille with aluminum-look, double horizontal bars and a chrome frame outline. Aluminum-look double ribs and honeycomb inserts fill the air inlets in the bumper and optional LED headlights. The S3 will also come with a S3 specific sport suspension and unique S3 specific 18-inch wheels and optional S3 specific 19-inch wheels.

A3 Cabriolet

Now offered for the first time in the U.S., the all-new A3 Cabriolet is available with either a 1.8T FWD or 2.0T quattro powertrain. The Cabriolet comes with a soft cloth top stretched over a lightweight kinematic mechanism made out of magnesium-steel. The top can be opened or closed electro-hydraulically in less than 18 seconds, even while driving up to 31 mph, all at the press of a button.

Audi has not yet revealed fuel economy ratings for any of these new models.