TodayApril 16, 2022

2015 Audi A3 sedan in the USA on Driving the Nation

Philip Brabec, Audi’s Director of Product, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the 2015 Audi A3 sedan.

Why did Audi decide to produce the first A3 sedan and why for the United States market?

Brabec talks about the two segments of the industry and how important they are in the U.S. industry.

The A3 sedan is a global car, but which market was the primary market when Audi thought of producing the car.

2015 Audi A3
Luxury sedan
MSRP: From $29,900

Horsepower: 150 horsepower to 220 horsepower
Curb weight: 3,175 lbs to 3,583 lbs
Engine size: 1.8 TFSI, 2.0 TFSI, 2.0 TDI

2015 Audi A3 1.8 TFSI
MPG: 23 city/ 33 highway/ 27 combined

2015 Audi A3 2.0 TFSI
MPG: 23 city/ 33 highway/ 27 combined

2015 Audi A3 2.0 TDI
MPG: 31 city/ 43 highway/ 36 combined

2015 Audi A3 Premium
Starting at $29,900

2015 Audi A3 Premium Plus
Starting at $32,450

2015 Audi A3 Prestige
Starting at $38,350

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.