Audi Exclusive A3 Carbon Edition

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Published on September 5th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Audi Exclusive A3 Carbon Edition

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Based on the bestselling premium compact sedan, the limited edition Audi A3 Carbon Edition adds individualistic flair to the classic notchback styling and dynamic contours of the A3 1.4 TFSI

Audi Malaysia has just announced the immediate availability of the exclusive Audi A3 Carbon Edition in Malaysia. Based on the award-winning Audi A3 1.4 TFSI, this single-batch Audi A3 Carbon Edition is limited to a run of just 30 units fully kitted in specially selected Audi Genuine Accessories for an even more stylishly sporty sedan.

Immo Buschmann, Managing Director of Audi Malaysia shares, “The Audi A3 Carbon Edition is a showcase of how discerning customers can select customized packages featuring our range of Audi Genuine Accessories to achieve a look that is both individualistic but still distinctively Audi for their vehicles. As we ramp up our presence in Malaysia, I am looking forward to introducing more products that broaden the range of our offerings for customers that want something a little more exclusive.”

Exclusively Sporty: The Audi A3 Carbon Edition

Each Audi A3 Carbon Edition features a combination of interior and exterior accoutrements that accentuate the car’s sporting character and innate style credentials. Available only in Glacier White, the exterior features the Audi exclusive black styling package and the addition of a glossy black front spoiler, with matching rear apron and side sills for a contrastingly understated look all throughout.

To ramp up the visual flair, the 17” cast aluminium rims on a standard Audi A3 1.4 TFSI have been replaced with sporty 18” matt black 5-arm rotor design rims along with carbon exterior mirror housings and a carbon tailgate spoiler that reinforce its sporting intentions.

On the inside, the Audi A3 Carbon Edition also sees the inclusion of Alcantara and leather combination sport seats, front + rear parking aid and comfort key as standard, providing a combination of premium finishing, convenience and technology all in one. To cap it all off, each of these striking sedans will also feature an individually numbered stainless steel plaque on the centre console, underlining its coveted status and innate rarity.

The Audi A3: Compact Dynamism

The limited edition Audi A3 Carbon Edition comes from a solid pedigree, with the Audi A3 having won the World Car of the Year 2014, the same year it was introduced into Malaysia. With a long wheelbase, and short overhangs for a total length of 4,460 millimetres (14.63 ft), the A3’s body features an intelligent multi-material construction making it ultra-lightweight at just 1,310 kg, giving it the capacity for dynamic performance and class-leading space in an attractive package.

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Under the hood, the 1.4 TFSI engine is mated with a lightning fast 7-speed S tronic transmission that develops a total of 125 hp and 200 Nm of torque between 1,400 to 4,000 rpm. Despite its modest engine capacity, this compact sedan is able to accelerate from 0 – 100km/h in 9.3 seconds en route to a top speed of 212km/h. Of course, fuel efficiency is something that comes standard in an Audi, so the A3 1.4 TFSI has a fuel consumption of just 4.9 litres/100km and a combined CO2 rating emission of just 114g/km.

Each A3 Carbon Edition comes equipped with a smorgasbord of electronic features to ensure an efficient and safe driving experience, including a start/stop system with energy recuperation, Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC) consisting of Traction Control (ASR), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and a 7 airbag system. Last, but certainly not least, the Audi A3 Carbon Edition comes equipped with an MMI® radio with MMI® control panel features a 5.8” colour display along with a 10 loudspeaker Audi sound system.

The exclusive Audi A3 Carbon Edition is now available for a limited time only at all authorised Audi showrooms nationwide, retailing at only RM194, 333. For more information, please visit www.audi.com.my

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