Audi A3 Black Edition released in the U.K.

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 25, 2010

The latest Audi A3 Black Edition versions are unveiled this month to enter the famous 3-door, 5-door Sportback and Cabriolet lineups. Merging dark and brooding appearances with an outstanding spec that takes the top S line variant as its pattern, the latest restricted run A3 lineup can be prearranged now with beginning price tag of £22,215 OTR to £27,395 OTR, and will arrive in the UK early in February.

To set the pace, Black Edition versions highlight a front grill that has been de-chromed and, in the Cabriolet variants, black surrounds for the roll bars and the shoulder line. 18-inch S line design alloy rims with an individual dark titanium finish carry on the scheme in all three versions, and in the hatchback a privacy glass comes across from the B-pillar.

For total impact, these highlights are merged with Brilliant Black paint finish at no extra cost, but the stylish no-cost choice of Ibis White and the extra cost metallic options Phantom Black, Misano Red and Monza Silver are likewise offered.

They may provide a lower silhouette in some areas, but the A3 Black Editions also make their presence quite apparent in others, courtesy of their typical fit Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lamps in addition to their sporting S line body styling treatments.

In the interior, the Black Editions are distinguished by high gloss Piano black inlays, and the already wide-ranging S line spec is improved by a high yield Bose speaker system, acoustic rear parking sensors and a steering wheel that is exclusive flat-bottomed multi-function.

Available also in the S line pack are sports suspension, part leather-upholstered sports seats, electronic climate control and an Audi Concert audio system with single CD player and MP3 connectivity. In Cabriolet Black Edition versions, offered solely with a black acoustic hood, it also comes with fully automatic hood function and a wind deflector.

The latest Black Edition spec is offered in combination with the 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter TFSI gasoline powerplants (160PS and 200PS) and the two highly developed 2.0 TDI common rail powerplants (140PS and 170PS).

It brings a premium of £905 above the corresponding S line version in each case which, when taking into consideration the additional equipment it offers, represents a buyer saving of £675 on the A3 Black Edition and £650 on the A3 Cabriolet Black Edition.

Press Release

Black is the new white for the Audi A3

Black Edition specification further enhances sought-after three-door, five-door Sportback and Cabriolet ranges

  • New Black Edition special edition versions of A3, A3 Sportback and A3 Cabriolet now available to order priced from £22,215 OTR to £27,395 OTR - first deliveries in February 2009
  • Enhanced Black Edition specification is based on top S line trim and available in conjunction with 1.8 TFSI (160PS), 2.0 TFSI (200PS), 2.0 TDI (140PS) and 2.0 TDI (170PS) engines
  • De-chromed exterior available in five colour schemes - Brilliant Black or Ibis White are no cost
  • "Privacy glass (for hatchback versions), dark titanium alloy wheels, Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights and acoustic parking (for Cabriolet models) among the extras added

New Audi A3 Black Edition models emerge from the shadows this month to join the popular three-door, five-door Sportback and Cabriolet ranges. Combining dark and brooding looks with an exceptional specification that takes the top S line model as its basis, the new limited run A3 range can be ordered now priced from £22,215 OTR to £27,395 OTR, and will reach the UK in early February.

To set the tone, Black Edition models feature a de-chromed front grille and, in the Cabriolet versions, black surrounds for the roll bars and the shoulder line. 18-inch S line design alloy wheels with an exclusive dark titanium finish continue the theme in all three variants, and in the hatchbacks privacy glass extends from the B-pillar. For the full effect, these features are combined with Brilliant Black paint at no extra cost, but the fashionable no-cost option of Ibis White and the extra cost metallic options Phantom Black, Misano Red and Monza Silver are also available.

They may keep a lower profile in some respects, but the A3 Black Editions also make their presence very much felt in others, thanks not only to their sporting S line body styling treatments but also to their standard fit Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lamps.

Black interiors too

Inside, the Black Editions are marked out by high gloss Piano black inlays, and the already extensive S line specification is enhanced by a high output Bose speaker system, acoustic rear parking sensors and an exclusive flat-bottomed multi-function steering wheel.

The S line package also offers sports suspension, part leather-upholstered sports seats, electronic climate control and an Audi Concert audio system with single CD player and MP3 compatibility. In Cabriolet Black Edition models, available exclusively with a black acoustic hood, it also includes fully automatic hood operation and a wind deflector.

The new Black Edition specification is available in conjunction with the 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engines (160PS and 200PS) and the two advanced 2.0 TDI common rail engines (140PS and 170PS). It carries a premium of £905 over the equivalent S line model in each case which, when the additional equipment it offers is taken into account, represents a customer saving of £675 on the A3 Black Edition and £650 on the A3 Cabriolet Black Edition.

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