The designers have given the new Audi A3 Sportback even sportier, more expressive body lines. Its compact dimensions remain virtually unchanged: 4,313 millimeters in length, 1,956 millimeters in width (with mirrors) and 1,426 millimeters in height. The long wheelbase of 2,637 millimeters and the short front overhang underscore the balanced, sporty proportions.
The powerfully sculpted engine hood and the harmoniously integrated bumpers form a visual unit, while the horizontal lines are emphasized even more. The Singleframe grill has sharper contours and is wider than its predecessor. The headlights are flatter and more distinctive.
The streamlined tail design with its horizontal lighting graphics and separation edge above the newly designed diffuser highlights the width of the new A3. Depending on the engine version, the new A3 has one or two exhaust tailpipes in its diffusor insert on the left.
The color range for the A3 series has been overhauled. Twelve paint colors are available to choose from, including the five new tones Ara blue, cosmos blue, nano gray, tango red and Vegas yellow. The S line exterior package is aimed at particularly sporty customers; as an option it offers Daytona gray, pearl effect paintwork.