America Will See a Newly Refreshed German Five-Door This Fall
AUBURN HILLS, MI – Audi’s
2009 A3 will hit U.S. shores with a redesigned front clip, optional bi-xenon headlights with LED
running lights, a modified rear bumper and taillights, new door handles, and
new wheels. The A3 will also boast two engine choices — a 200 hp, 2.0L TFSI,
and a 250 hp, 3.2L six-cylinder — both available with Audi’s S-tronic
dual-clutch transmission and new magnetic ride adaptive shock absorber control
system, according to www.automobilemag.com.
interior gets new color and trim options, as well as an up-shift light. Adding
the optional sport suspension will make the A3 more aggressive and will lower
the car by little more than one-half inch. The 2009 Audi A3 will offer the 2.0L
TFSI and AWD for the first time, but buyers will not be able to get the
2.0L TFSI with a manual transmission and AWD in the U.S.
and equipment for the new A3 haven’t been finalized, but the car should be
available this fall.