2012 Audi A3 Premium

2012 Audi A3 Specs

$29-31k luxury car, designed & built in Germany 21-30 city / 28-42 hwy 319-613 mile range, diesel or gas engine
140 to 200 hp 122 cu. in. 4-cylinder turbo

Overview

"The 2010 Audi A3 TDI's main virtue is its fuel economy, which it gets because of its diesel engine."
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Model 2012 Audi A3 Premium
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MSRP $31,125
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Invoice price $29,008
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Body style wagon
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In-city gas mileage 30 mpg
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Highway gas mileage 42 mpg
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City driving range 438 miles
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Highway driving range 613 miles
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Engine & Drivetrain

"The engine redlines at 4,500rpm, which doesn't give a whole lot of room to play."
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Size 122 in³
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Cylinders 4
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Air compressor Turbocharger
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Fuel Diesel
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Drivetrain manual FWD
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Gearing type Unknown
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Paddle shifters Unknown

Power & Handling

"Had plenty of boost to pass other cars or climb hills. In urban driving it ran smooth, although we could have hoped for a little more initial boost for quick merges and the like."
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"Exhibiting very good handling characteristics."
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Max torque 236 lb-ft @ 1,750 RPM
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Max horsepower 140 HP @ 4,200 RPM
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Power-to-weight ratio 23.7 lb/hp
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.1 ft
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Suspension, Wheels & Brakes

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Front suspension Unknown
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Rear suspension Unknown
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Front brakes Disc
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Rear brakes Disc
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Wheel material Unknown
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wheel width 225 mm
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wheel diameter 17"
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wheel aspect ratio 45

Stereo & Entertainment

"The 10-speaker Bose audio system, a premium option in the A3 TDI, sounded very good. It isn't spectacular, its audio lacks some definition, but generally it did a good job reproducing the music we fed it."
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"Audi hasn't kept its cabin electronics up with the latest from the company"
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Number of speakers Unknown
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Stereo power Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Unknown
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Has subwoofer Unknown
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AM/FM stereo Standard
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CD player Standard
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CD changer Optional
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satellite radio Optional
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entertainment system Not Available
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Road Tests

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0-60 mph 8.5 seconds
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1/4 mile 16.7 s s @ 82.0 mph mph
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Braking distance at 60mph 134 ft
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Top speed 121 mph
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Lateral acceleration 0.83 g
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Crash Test Ratings

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Head-on crash rating, driver Unknown
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Head-on crash rating, passenger Unknown
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Side crash rating, driver Unknown
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Side crash rating, rear passenger Unknown
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Rollover resistance Unknown

Safety Features

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Airbags Driver
Head / Curtain
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Rear Curtain
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antilock brakes Standard
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child door locks Standard
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Stability control system Unknown
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Roadside assistance system None
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Features

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cruise control Standard
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front air conditioning Standard
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rear air conditioning Not Available
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keyless entry Standard
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leather Standard
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moon roof Not Available
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navigation system Optional
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roof rack Optional
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power locks Standard
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power mirrors Standard
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power outlets Standard
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dual power seats Not Available
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power seats Not Available
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power steering Standard
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power windows Standard

Warranty

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Basic 4 years / 50,000 miles
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Drivetrain 4 years / 50,000 miles
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Rust 12-year unlimited
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Roadside Assistance 4-year unlimited
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Physical Dimensions

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Width 6'6"
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Height 4'8"
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Length 14'1"
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Wheelbase 8'5"
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Curb weight 3,317 lbs
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front seats 51.0 ft3
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back seats 39.2 ft3
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Ground clearance 4.3"
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