<a class=Audi A3 3.2" src="http://www.weblogsinc.com/common/images/3060000000051226.jpg?0.8379941431590707" align="right" border="1" height="152" hspace="4" vspace="4" width="250" />Audi has announced pricing for the newest addition to the A3 lineup, the 3.2 quattro S-line. The base price for the vehicle, which features a high-power V-6 that takes the A3 from 0-60 in 5.9 seconds, has been listed as $33,980. Audi claims other changes that make this A3 an S-line include sportier styling, optional 18-inch wheels, and a standard 6-speed DSG gearbox. Full press release after the jump. We'll put pictures up when they become available.

[Source: Audi]

14 November 2005

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. ? The highly acclaimed 2006 Audi A3 line-up will receive a formidable addition in mid-November: the A3 3.2 quattro S-line. Audi?s premium compact will now have even more sporting pretensions with a high-power V6 engine, quattro all-wheel drive, and aggressive exterior styling. The 2006 A3 3.2 quattro S-line will be available at a base price of $33,980 ($44,990 in Canada). A destination charge of $720 is not included in the base price.

The heart of the new A3 3.2 quattro S-line is the narrow-angle 3.2L V6 engine producing 250 hp at 6300 rpm and 236 ft.-lbs. of torque from 2800-3200 rpm. A 6-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox transmission is standard, as is Audi?s legendary quattro all-wheel drive. This drivetrain propels the A3 3.2 quattro S-line from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds, and through the quarter-mile in 14.4 seconds.

A standard sport suspension and 17-inch Excalibur 5-spoke alloy wheels with 225/45 all-season tires ensures that the A3 3.2 quattro S-line has a dynamic ride with sporty handling. Optional 18-inch 20-spoke alloy wheels with 225/40 performance tires are available for drivers who demand the ultimate in traction.

The exterior styling has been changed to distinguish the A3 3.2 quattro S-line as the sportiest of A3s. The front bumper now features larger air intakes that terminate into a new lip spoiler. The rear bumper has been restyled to feature a sporty and more pronounced lower valence. These features, along with the 17 or 18-inch wheels, gives the A3 3.2 quattro S-line an outwardly aggressive road presence that matches its driving dynamics.

Other standard features on the S-line package include fog lights, roof spoiler, S-line badging, alloy air vents and door inlays, leather clad sport seats with special stitching and a power adjustable driver?s seat, 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel with alloy shift paddles, Bose Symphony audio system with an in-dash 6-disc CD changer, illuminated vanity mirrors, and driver and passenger reading lights.

The Audi A3 will be backed by the Audi Advantage, an outstanding combination of warranties and protection that includes:

Four-year/50,000 mile no-charge scheduled maintenance

Four-year/50,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty

12-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation

24-hour Roadside Assistance for four years provided by Road America

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