Two days ago, we broke the news of the introduction of the Audi A3 Sedan in the country. The car – which was announced in New York last year and made its public debut in Shanghai – goes on sale here in two engine variant forms, these being the 1.4 TFSI and 1.8 TFSI quattro.
Now, if you’re interested in catching the booted version of the 2014 World Car of the Year up close, you’ll be able to do so at the Audi roadshow being held at the 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Three A3 Sedans are on display at the High Street section from today until August 10. Fret not if you’re not in the Klang Valley – test drives can also be arranged by appointment at all Euromobil outlets nationwide.
A recap on the most affordable Audi on sale here alongside the similarly priced three-door A1 and A1 Sportback – the A3 Sedan 1.4 TFSI goes for RM179,900, while the 1.8 TFSI quattro is priced at RM240,888, both on-the-road without insurance.
The smaller displacement model runs with the same 1.4 litre turbocharged mill as seen in the base A1 pair, with 122 hp and 200 Nm of torque from 1,400 to 4,000 rpm on tap. It’s mated to a seven-speed dry dual-clutch S tronic transmission.
The 1.8 litre unit, meanwhile, offers 180 hp and 280 Nm from 1,350 to 4,500 rpm, and this is paired with a six-speed wet dual-clutch S tronic gearbox. As the quattro suffix indicates, the version wears a quattro all-wheel drive system as opposed to the 1.4’s front-wheel drive layout.
Both variants look identical from the outside, distinguished only by their respective model designation badges, quattro emblems on the 1.8 and different 17-inch wheel designs.
Standard kit includes dual-zone automatic climate control, auto lights and wipers, auto start/stop system and cruise control, as well as seven airbags (including a driver’s knee airbag), ESP and Isofix mounts on the front and rear passenger seats.
Still, there’s quite a marked difference in terms of equipment between the two variants, as highlighted in our earlier post. As for optional items, the 1.8 quattro can be specified with an S line package, which adds on a bodykit, 18-inch wheels, panoramic roof, part-Alcantara sports seats, black headliner and flat-bottomed steering wheel for RM19,800.
We’ll have more of the new Audi A3 Sedan on our Driven Web Series very soon, and if you’re so inclined to compare detailed specs and equipment between the two variants, head on to CarBase.my. Still, nothing like seeing things in the metal, so if this be the case, you know where to head on to.
Audi A3 Sedan 1.4 TFSI
Audi A3 Sedan 1.8 TFSI quattro