In terms of the engines allocated to the trims; the 2.0T engine provides 200 horsepower and 207lb-ft of torque. This engine is one of the most awarded engines for the last 10 years, and combines the Audi valve lift system, TFSI direct injection, and variable valve timing to achieve efficiency and power for the this machine to achieve noteworthy speeds. The manual option reaches 60 miles per hour in 7.1 seconds, the S Tronic in 6.9 seconds while the S Tronic Quattro in 6.7 seconds. In terms of fuel consumption, this engine achieves different miles per gallon dependent on the manual, S Tronic or S Tronic Quattro option. The manual achieve 21 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on highways, the S Tronic offers 22 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on highways, and finally the S Tronic Quattro achieve 21 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on highways.
The TDI engine of the Audi A3 wagon on the other hand is turbo charged with a direct diesel injection. It produces 30% fewer Carbon Dioxide emissions than that of a gasoline engine. This 2.0 liter engine still delivers great performance and power, as it produces 140 hp @ 420 RPM and is able to reach 60 miles per hour in 8.9 seconds. In terms of fuel estimates, the turbo charged diesel engine of the 2012 Audi A3 wagon achieves 30 miles per gallon in the city and 42 miles per gallon on highways. While the navigation system is appealing, it may seem overwhelming at first to some folks as it dominated by Audi's MMI controller rather than a touch interface. What makes it even more complex is the controller is placed in the dash and not in the centre console.
The safety features of this 2012 Audi A3 wagon include anti-lock brakes, stability control, and airbags. There are full-length side airbags for the rear and front seats. Additionally, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ranked this 2012 wagon as equally competent in frontal, side and roof strength tests. It also includes an electronic stability control as well as a traction control, which comes in very handy when sudden stops or maneuvers are made with the 2012 A3 wagon.