Audi A3 Rent in Dubai
The Audi A3 Rent in Dubai might be the German brand’s smallest sedan, but that doesn’t mean buyers are shortchanged for luxury or driving enjoyment. Based on the same platform that underpins the Volkswagen Golf, the A3 offers peppy acceleration, spunky handling, and rock-solid build quality. It inherits much of its styling from elsewhere in the Audi portfolio, starting with the trapezoidal grille that it shares with the rest of the lineup. Technology plays a key role in the A3’s cabin, which includes an optional digital gauge cluster and a motorized pop-up infotainment screen. Even so, the A3 is showing its age as more modern rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz A-class are coming to market with more modern styling and features; we expect the 2020 model year to be the last for this generation of the A3.
The well-respected last-generation Audi A3 Rent in Dubai sedan has been replaced by an all-new 2022 model which has been modernized in every fashion but retains the fun-to-drive nature that endeared us to the previous model. German rivals such as the BMW 2-series Gran Coupe and the Mercedes-Benz A-class are fueling consumers’ appetites for small, premium sedans so it’s no wonder Audi is doubling down on its compact car and giving it a richer interior, advanced technology, and razor-sharp looks. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine is standard, all-wheel drive is optional, and a host of driver-assistance features are on hand, which make the A3 a desirable choice and one of our 2022 Editors’ Choice picks.
After skipping the 2021 model year, Audi’s entry-level car is all-new for 2022 and features sharper styling and modernized interior tech. The A3 will be sold exclusively in sedan form in North America, while the hatchback Sportback model will be sold in Europe and other global markets.
The Audi A3 Rent in Dubai is offered in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trims like that of other Audis currently on sale. We recommend the mid-range Premium Plus model, which offers the best mix of features and price. Going with the Premium Plus adds niceties such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, memory settings for the driver, a wireless smartphone charging pad, and passive keyless entry.
Even though European models offer a variety of powertrains, the Audi A3 Rent in Dubai that’s earmarked for North America is powered by a 201-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a 48-volt hybrid system; the powertrain is available with either front- or all-wheel drive. A seven-speed automatic transmission is standard. Audi has mentioned a plug-in hybrid model, probably sporting the e-tron name, may be made available later on. On a brief test drive of the new model, we were happy to find that the playful handling that made the last generation model so entertaining was preserved in the makeover. The turbocharged four-cylinder feels perky and eager, even if its horsepower rating isn’t as high as the outgoing car’s optional 228-hp powerplant. Those who want more power should consider the also-new S3, which we review separately. When we get a chance to take the A3 to our test track, we’ll update this story with test results.
The EPA estimates that the 2022 A3 should deliver 29 mpg city and 38 mpg highway when equipped with front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive models are rated for 28 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. When we get the chance to put the new A3 through our 75-mph highway fuel economy test route we’ll update this story with results. For more information about the A3’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
Inside the 2022 Audi A3 Rent in Dubai, Audi’s designers have taken the more staid styling of the larger A4 sedan and dialed in more personality. Two large air vents flank the car’s gauge display, and a stitched panel lines the top of the dashboard. The available sport seats feature faux-suede upholstery and quilted seating surfaces. Small-car cargo space isn’t usually particularly generous but we’re expecting the A3’s trunk to provide enough space for an average grocery-store haul or a weekend’s worth of luggage for road tripping.
The Audi A3 Rent in Dubai features either a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen or a larger, optional 12.3-inch unit. Mercifully, the A3 forgoes the brand’s new dual-screen setup that makes climate controls and vehicle driving-mode switches a digital affair. Instead, those secondary controls are handled here by good old fashioned buttons. Audi’s digital Virtual Cockpit gauge display will also be standard. This reconfigurable screen is a popular feature across the rest of the Audi lineup and can display a large map in the center of the instrument cluster as well as other vehicle information, along with standard gauges for speed and rpm.
Driver-assistance technology is featured heavily on the new A3, with basics such as automated emergency braking being standard and more advanced tech coming with option packages. For more information about the A3’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:
- Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Available lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
- Available adaptive cruise control
2022 Audi A3
Vehicle Type: front-engine, front- or all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan
turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 2.0-liter inline-4, 201 hp, 221 lb-ft
7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Wheelbase: 103.5–103.6 in
Length: 176.9–177.3 in
Width: 71.5 in
Height: 55.7–56.2 in
Passenger Volume: 88 ft3
Trunk Volume: 8–11 ft3
Curb Weight (C/D est): 3350–3550 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)
60 mph: 6.2 sec
100 mph: 15.0 sec
1/4-Mile: 14.7 sec
Top Speed: 130 mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 32/29/38 mpg
*Information may vary depending on the selected vehicle. All information was taken from manufacturer’s website.
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