All-New 2017 Audi A3 Debuts with Redesigned Exterior, Technology Upgrades, Expanded Driver Assist Offerings

The 2017 edition of the Audi A3 has arrived, and features a redesigned exterior with a sportier stance, more advanced driver assistance systems and an upgraded suite of technology offerings that collectively are guaranteed to impress.

The 2017 A3 group of cars includes the A3 Sedan, the A3 Cabriolet, the A3 Sportback e-tron and the high-performance S3 sedan. New Exterior design elements include an all-new front fascia, a more aggressive headlight design, standard LED taillights and new lower front bumper styling and rear bumper with diffuser, as well as power-adjustable heated exterior side mirrors and new wheel designs. On the inside, the A3 now features a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seating and a panoramic sunroof, a 10-speaker, 180-watt Audi sound system, and six-way power adjustable front seats.

On the technology front, improvements in the cabin include:
  • Available Audi virtual cockpit features a large, 12.3-inch vibrant color display. The virtual cockpit, which integrates with the dashboard's traditional digital gauge placement, helps to enhance the infotainment viewing and navigating experience via the large Google Map display.
  • Available updated MMI® touch® with handwriting-recognition technology includes a simplified function-key layout with two touch-keys for horizontal menu control logic.
  • Audi smartphone interface (available on Premium, standard on Premium Plus and Prestige models) provides Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto integration via USB connection.
  • The available 14 speaker, 705 watt Bang & Olufsen® Sound System creates almost true-to-life surround sound reproduction and visually captivates with illuminated woofers in the front doors.
Meanwhile, the new driver assistance suite of technologies includes:
  • Standard rear view camera assists drivers when reversing or backing into tight parking situations.
  • Parking system plus helps make parking easier with front and rear acoustic parking sensors, when the vehicle is in both reverse and drive, under 6 mph.
  • High beam assistant automatically switches between high and low beam to produce the right light for a specific situation and help increase visibility for the driver.
  • Active lane assist observes lane markings and can provide gentle steering wheel warning vibrations if it is determined that the vehicle is approaching the edge of the lane without signaling at speeds above 40 mph.
  • Standard Audi pre sense front is a radar-based system which provides forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking through visual and acoustic alerts, prepping the brake system for a quicker response, and if necessary, can initiate partial braking.
  • In the case of an impending collision, standard Audi pre sense® basic can prepare the vehicle for impact. This process includes beginning to close the side windows and panoramic sunroof, and pretensioning the front safety belts.
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop & go helps maintain a set distance from the vehicle in front, including braking and accelerating as needed.
  • Side assist provides blind spot monitoring via LED indicators on the exterior mirror housings at speeds above 9 mph.
  • Rear cross traffic assist helps when reversing out of a perpendicular parking space. Indicator arrows in the MMI® display can inform the driver of approaching vehicles, and in critical situations, a warning tone and brake jolt can be applied, prompting the driver to stop the vehicle.

We're excited about the new and improved A3, which is available to even more new Audi customers, and we have a great selection of A3 models in stock here at Audi Huntsville. Our knowledgeable sales professionals are ready to answer all your questions and help you configure the A3 of your choice. Stop by our showroom today, or give us a call at (888) 697-1755 to schedule a test drive. You'll be glad you did.

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