America Will See a Newly Refreshed German Five-Door This Fall
AUBURN HILLS, MI – Audi’s2009 A3 will hit U.S. shores with a redesigned front clip, optional bi-xenon headlights with LEDrunning lights, a modified rear bumper and taillights, new door handles, andnew 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-tronicdual-clutch transmission and new magnetic ride adaptive shock absorber controlsystem, according to www.automobilemag.com.
The A3’sinterior gets new color and trim options, as well as an up-shift light. Addingthe optional sport suspension will make the A3 more aggressive and will lowerthe car by little more than one-half inch. The 2009 Audi A3 will offer the 2.0LTFSI and AWD for the first time, but buyers will not be able to get the2.0L TFSI with a manual transmission and AWD in the U.S.
Pricingand equipment for the new A3 haven’t been finalized, but the car should beavailable this fall.