There are three trim levels in the new Audi A3 sedan range: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. Each of these is available in FWD or with the AWD quattro system, bringing the total to six models. For the 2022 model year, only one engine is available. It’s a detuned version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine in the previous model, but it now comes with a 48-volt mild-hybrid assist system. It produces 201 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque.
The Premium model comes with LED exterior lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a panoramic sunroof. On the inside, it has leather seats, tri-zone climate control, and eight-way power-adjustable front seats with four-way lumbar support and seat heating. The infotainment package consists of a 10.1-inch MMI touchscreen interface paired with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. The standard safety fare also depends on the trim level. The Premium gets pre-sense basic, pre-sense front, lane departure warning is standard, and high-beam assist.
Premium Plus trims add a memory function for the driver’s seat, wireless charging, keyless entry, park assist, side assist with rear cross-traffic alert, auto-dimming rearview mirror, auto-dimming side mirrors, and adaptive cruise control.
At the top of the range, the Prestige trim gains Matrix-design LED lights on the outside. On the inside, it comes with the larger 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit, navigation, a head-up display, and a 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system.