2015 Audi A3 Sedan First Drive
It has been decided that the world needs more small luxury cars, and regardless of whether this particular need is a pressing one in the United States, the demand from the global market has allowed for the pleasant side effect of vehicles like the 2015 Audi A3 sedan to trickle across the Atlantic. While it might seem modest compared to what currently passes for compact luxury in America, the new Audi A3 is actually roughly the same size as the 2000 A4, which is the four-door automobile that put the German brand on the map for luxury customers.
With enough size to be useful, but at the same time compact to the degree that its entry-level position in the Audi lineup makes sense from a pricing perspective, the 2015 Audi A3 is an intriguing proposition for anyone who wants the prestige and comfort of a premium car without having to satisfy the gradual window sticker creep that has swollen MSRPs alongside the widened flanks and lengthened wheelbases of formerly-diminutive A4s and 3 Series sedans. I had the chance to sample the new A3 in Silicon Valley, California, and came away suitably impressed by the effort expended on the part of Audi in developing this appealing automobile.