• 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.