EuroNCAP: 2013 Audi A3 gets 5-star rating image

The new generation of the Audi A3 has been awarded with a 5-star safety rating during the latest EuroNCAP testing.

According to the safety specialists at EuroNCAP, the 2013 Audi A3 has received a 95 percent rating for adult occupants while the children protection got 86 percent. Pedestrians are also safe with the new Audi A3 generation and, even if no one wants to know this the hard way, 74 percent was offered to the model in this segment. The 2013 Audi A3 was also awarded with an 86 percent rating in active safety equipment and the model was named “adequate” in the front impact test, the same as in the side poll crash test. The highest percentage wasn’t offered in Safety Assist because the model isn’t coming with a speed limiter.

As a quick reminder, The 2013 Audi A3 is 4,237 mm long, 1,777 mm wide and 1,421 mm tall and the starting price of the model in Germany has been set at 21,600 euros. The new generation of the Audi A3 is available with only three engines for the moment, the 1.4 liter TFSI petrol, which will be offered as an entry-level with 121 HP and 200 Nm of torque (148 lb-ft), the 1.8 liter TFSI with 177 HP and 250 Nm of torque (184 lb-ft) and the top of the line 2.0 liter TDI diesel, with 148 HP and 320 Nm of torque (236 lb-ft).