NEW FOR 2010:

– 3.2 Quattro model discontinued
– New 2.0 TDI diesel model added
– S Line Sport Package now available on 2.0 T Premium models
– Exterior colours: Sphere Blue Metallic added; Lava Grey Pearl Effect discontinued

For 2010, the Audi A3 exchanges one model for another. While the 2.0 T remains in the lineup, the 3.2 Quattro model is gone. A new diesel-powered 2.0 TDI has also been added.

The A3 comes only as a hatchback, as the 2.0T, with 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, or as the TDI, with 2.0-litre direct-injection turbocharged diesel. The 2.0T front-wheel drive uses a six-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed direct-shift gearbox (DSG), and in Quattro all-wheel drive, the DSG only. The TDI comes in front-wheel drive and with the six-speed DSG only. Trim lines are base or Premium.

Features on the 2.0T include 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, fog lamps, cruise control, heated mirrors, keyless entry, heated washer nozzles, variable intermittent wipers, heated leather seats, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, and satellite radio pre-wiring.

The 2.0T Premium adds rain- and speed-sensitive wipers, auto-dimming exterior and interior mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity, panoramic sunroof, power driver’s seat, multi-function four-spoke leather-wrapped wheel, and interior lighting package.

The base and Premium TDI models are similarly equipped to the gasoline models.

The 2.0T Quattro and 2.0T Quattro Premium models are similarly equipped to the gasoline models, but add sport suspension, S-line exterior trim, and three-spoke wheel.

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