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2010 Audi A3 2.0 TFSI quattro Auto
S-Tronic Review

Fun Luxury Hatch

A three-quarter rear view of a 2010 Audi A3 2.0 TFSI quattro Auto S-Tronic

In short: A sporty, city-friendly 5-door hatch.

The Audi A3 is a well-equipped 5-door hatch for well-to-do luxury-lovers who enjoy taking the occasional hairpin turn at break-neck speeds. While the starting price is considerably higher than your average compact and enviable options like the Bose premium sound system and rain and light sensors add up fast, the A3 nonetheless succeeds in proving that sporty hatchbacks aren't just for high school kids anymore.

Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 12-year limited corrosion warranty; 12-month/5,000-mile no charge first scheduled maintenance; 4-year roadside assistance coverage.

Base Price: $30,850 / As tested: $39,200

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, all-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 5-door hatchback

Engine: 2.0-liter DOHC turbocharged V6 engine with FSI direct injection
Horsepower: 200 hp @ 5,100-6,000 rpm
Torque: 207 lb-ft @ 1,800-5,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic with Tiptronic

Curb weight:
3,461 lbs
Wheelbase: 101.5 in
Length/Width/Height: 169/78.5/56 in
Turning circle: 35.1 ft

4-wheel disc brakes with ABS; electronic brake distribution with brake assist; electronic stabilization program with brake disc wiping feature
Suspension: MacPherson strut front; four-link rear

Traction: quattro permanent all-wheel drive system

0-60 mph: 6.7 seconds
Top Speed: 130 mph (electronically limited)

EPA City:
21 mpg
EPA Highway: 28 mpg

driver and front passenger advanced two-stage airbags with occupation sensors; driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags


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