Santa Ana, CA July 31, 2012 – Commonwealth Audi in California has announced that the 2013 Audi A3 is slated to appear in its Santa Ana show room next October.  A preview of the 2013 Audi A3 will be available to Audi fans at the Paris Motor Show this October, and the model will be available for purchase one year from then.

“The 2013 Audi A3 has a lot of new features to offer drivers and will definitely make an impression,” says Commonwealth Audi General Manager Matt Crandall.  “We are excited for the upcoming preview and to prepare for its arrival next year.”

The 2013 Audi A3 will be available in a five-door Sportback and a four-door small sedan.  The new version uses the new VW Group MQB architecture.  With this new design, the front axle moved slightly forward giving the front passenger increased legroom.  In the recent development of the A3, a primary goal has been to lower the overall weight and the new models have dropped over 100 pounds.  Because of Audi’s space frame aluminum-steel construction, much of the front end components of the compact segment now consist of aluminum, making the A3 much lighter.

Every model is created equal.  At least that’s what Audi is saying with the new A3.  Practically every option available for the Audi A6, A7, and A8 will now be available on the A3.  MMI touch technology is now integrated onto the top of the mouse-rheostat on the console.  All safety and convenience systems will also be incorporated into the MMI system with each of them able to be calibrated separately instead of adopting a single default threshold.  The latest pop-up MMI’s screen is just 11mm thick, which is about the width of a smart phone.  Speaking of your phone, a cable is no longer needed to connect it to the 2013 A3.  All you have to do is place the phone in the Audi console phone box and you are good to go.

Audi is also taking passenger protection one step further.  Audi has integrated front sensor technology to allow the car to halt itself while traveling at slower speeds if it senses an imminent collision.  In addition, all onboard connectivity systems now use a QNX proprietary system developed with the German group Harman Becker rather than Windows in order to avoid viruses and other security issues.

Interested customers can learn more about the new 2013 Audi A3 at Commonwealth Audi in Santa Ana, California.


About Commonwealth Audi


Commonwealth Audi of Santa Ana has been serving Orange County for over twenty years, offering a friendly and familiar car buying experience.  Commonwealth Audi of Santa Ana is a proud member of the Penske Automotive Group and is dedicated to providing experienced, friendly, personal sales and service assistance. As the premier Audi dealership in Orange County, California, Commonwealth Audi makes purchasing a car fun and easy.

Commonwealth Audi

1425 Auto Mall Drive

Santa Ana, CA 92705

(714) 973-7766