2021 Audi A3 Review: Engine, Interior, and Specification

2021 Audi A3 Review: Engine, Interior, and Specification
2021 Audi A3

2021 Audi A3 Review: Engine, Interior, and Specification

The revered 2021 Audi A3 review from current production will soon be replaced by a brand new 2022 model – the company is skipping the 2021 model year.

German competitors such as the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe and the small premium Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan whet the appetite. No wonder then that Audi opted for dual art, art technology, in its compact car with a rich Audi A3 2021 interior and state-of-the-art equipment. And the razor looks very sharp.

Numerous four-cylinder turbocharged engines with all-wheel drive and numerous driver assistance systems make the A3 a sought-after choice. We expect the A3 to arrive in North America as a model in 2022 by the end of 2021.

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Audi A3 2021

Engine, Transmission, and Power

While European models offer a variety of powertrains, the 2021 Audi A3 is powered by a 2.0-liter 201-horsepower four-cylinder engine designed for North America.

Available with front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. The seven-speed automatic transmission is also expected to be the standard price.

2021 Audi A3 Review: Engine, Interior, and Specification
Engine Audi A3 2021

The Audi A3 reports that a plug-in hybrid model could be available later, probably the e-Tron. We haven’t tested the new A3, but expect decent handling, precise handling, and decent acceleration.

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Audi A3 2021 interior

Inside the Audi A3 2021 interior, the designers have adopted the style of the A4 sedan, which is larger and sportier. Two large vents flank the car’s display screen, and sewn panels line the top of the dashboard.

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Audi A3 2021 interior

The front seats shown in the photo are probably optional sports seats, but they have synthetic leather upholstery and padded seats.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The 2021 Audi A3 review will have a 10.1 ”touchscreen infotainment screen or an optional 12.3” device.

Thankfully, the A3 ignores the new dual-screen setup that makes the car’s air conditioning and driving modes a digital affair.

Instead, these secondary controls are rendered here with pretty old-fashioned buttons. The Audi Virtual Cockpit digital instrument display is also standard.

This reconfigurable display is a popular feature in the Audi program and can show a large map in the center of the instrument cluster as well as other vehicle information and a standard display for engine speed and vehicle speed.

Audi A3 features and specifications


  • Order Code: NA
  • Type and Required Fuel: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
  • Displacement (liters/cubic inches): 2.0 L/121
  • Fuel System: Gasoline Direct Injection
  • Maximum Horsepower @ RPM: 184 @ 4300
  • Maximum Torque @ RPM: 221 @ 1600
  • Cooling System Capacity (quarts): NA


  • Transmission Order Code: UG
  • Description: Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
  • Number of Transmission Speeds: 7
  • First Gear Ratio (:1): 3.40
  • Second Gear Ratio (:1): 2.75
  • Third Gear Ratio (:1): 1.77
  • Fourth Gear Ratio (:1): 0.93
  • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1): 0.70
  • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1): 0.76
  • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1): 0.64
  • Reverse Ratio (:1): 2.90
  • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1): 3.12
  • Clutch Size: NA

Fuel Economy and Range

  • EPA Greenhouse Gas Score: NA
  • CO2 Emissions, 15K mi/year (tons): 5.9
  • Range, city/highway (miles): 356.40 / 475.20
  • Combined/city/highway (mpg): 30 / 27 / 36
  • Equivalent (for hybrid and electric vehicles), combined/city/highway (MPGe): N/A / N/A / N/A

Fuel Tank

  • Fuel Capacity / Gas Tank Size: 13.2
  • Aux Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons): NA

Exterior Dimensions

  • Wheelbase (inches): 103.8
  • Length (inches): 175.5
  • Width, without mirrors (inches): 70.7
  • Height (inches): 55.7
  • Front Track Width (inches): 61.2
  • Rear Track Width (inches): 60.1
  • Minimum Ground Clearance (inches): NA
  • Liftover Height (inches): NA

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger / Seating Capacity: 5
  • Total Passenger Volume (cubic feet): NA
  • Front Head Room (inches): 36.5
  • Leg Room (inches): 41.2
  • Shoulder Room (inches): 54.8
  • Hip Room (inches): NA
  • Second Row Head Room (inches): 36.1
  • Leg Room (inches): 35.1
  • Shoulder Room (inches): 53
  • Hip Room (inches): NA

Cargo Area Dimensions

  • Trunk Space (cubic feet): 12.3


  • Type: Rack-Pinion
  • Ratio (:1): NA
  • Turns, lock to lock: NA
  • Turning Diameter / Radius, curb to curb (feet): 36.1
  • Turning Diameter / Radius, wall to wall (feet): NA


  • Front Suspension Type: Strut
  • Rear Suspension Type: Multi-Link
  • Front Shock Absorber Diameter (mm): NA
  • Rear Shock Absorber Diameter (mm): NA
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar Diameter (inches): NA
  • Rear Anti-Roll Bar Diameter (inches): NA


  • Brake Type: 4-Wheel Disc
  • Anti-Lock-Braking System: 4-Wheel
  • Front Brake Rotors, diameter x thickness (inches): 12.3
  • Rear Brake Rotors, diameter x thickness (inches): 10.7
  • Rear Drums, diameter x width (inches): NA

Wheels and Tires

  • Front Wheel Size (inches): 18 X 8
  • Wheel Material: Aluminum
  • Tire Size: P225/40HR18
  • Rear Wheel Size (inches): 18 X 8
  • Wheel Material: Aluminum
  • Tire Size: P225/40HR18
  • Spare Wheel Size (inches): Compact
  • Wheel Material: Steel
  • Tire Size: Compact

Weight Information

  • Base Curb Weight (pounds): 3197


  • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F: 320
  • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps): 320

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