I had the chance to drive an Audi A3 Sedan with Audi S-Tronic for a week and agreed to write an Audi A3 review for the opportunity to enjoy the ride. The A3 is a compact 4-door sedan that has state-of-the-art digital technology.
How Does the Audi A3 Drive?
It is fully connected from the infotainment system to the driver assist safety package. The exterior is sleek and curvy with an assertive front grille that sits low to the ground. The interior is roomy enough for 5.
The new model of A3 has refined suspension tuning that offers an efficient and dynamic driving experience.
The engine performs well with 201 horsepower, 221 lb-ft of torque, and can go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. The Audi A3 is available in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel-drive for enhanced traction.
The Auto Drive Select allows you to choose between a range of variable settings. You can select steering, transmission, and throttle response. There are also 4 preference modes: Comfort, Auto, dynamic, and Individual.
The A3 also has a 7-speed S-Tronic shifting system for an instantaneous and individually customizable driving experience.
More About the S-Tronic
As part of the Audi A3 review, the S-Tronic is front and center. The S-Tronic shifter offers both automatic and manual modes. The steering wheel-mounted shift paddles allow driver input for quick gearbox response.
The dual-clutch gearbox enables rapid shifting with barely any noticeable interruption in the flow of power. The acceleration is smooth and dynamic.
Another distinctive feature of the 7-speed S-Tronic shifting system is that it has 2 separate oil systems. The dual-clutch, mechatronics module and the oil pump are on one circuit while the gear sets, center, and front axle differential are on another lubricating system. This ensures that oil use is efficient and optimal for the different system components.
In a nutshell, the Audi A3 S-Tronic combines the efficiency of a manual gearbox with the convenience of a modern automatic transmission. We all drive differently in this family, so the option is an excellent fit.