View Full Version : Initial Color Options for US Release of 2006 A3

01-30-2005, 02:22 PM
So here are all of the initial exterior color choices for the 2006 2.0T A3 Sportback. You cannot see them yet on Audi USA's site so I got these elsewhere. Some names are different across the pond but the colors seem similar. Have yet to find good swatches of a few colors, need to keep digging. If anyone else finds them on other Audi sites, please post the pic or provide me with the link so I can update this list. Of course these online colors are nowhere near accurate, but it'll give you a decent idea.

Brilliant Black

Brilliant Red

Dakar Beige

Light Silver Metallic

Arctic White

Garnet Red (Piedmont Red?)

Moro Blue

Ocean Blue (Mauritius Blue?)

Lava Gray

Murano Green (Deep Green?)

Venetian Violet

Other initial product release info posted here:

I will take my new A3 in a few of these shades, not totally set on one color. My favorites are Brilliant Red, Arctic White, and Lava Grey. I think it'll look great in either of the two Blues as well... Also have to factor in the black OpenSky roof, which I must have!

01-30-2005, 02:48 PM
Lava grey is sweet!

01-30-2005, 02:50 PM
Yes, it looks very similar to the color my B5's Volcano Black. Similar name too...hmmnnn... [:)]

01-30-2005, 02:58 PM
yea lava gray or maybe i'll special order a Europe color...now that would be different

01-30-2005, 03:09 PM
yea lava gray is sweet. nice to see a new forum up anthony!

01-30-2005, 03:13 PM
god i love that white color

01-30-2005, 03:18 PM
Originally posted by Ben@SpeedBarn
Lava grey is sweet!

Thats exactly what i was about to say![race]

01-30-2005, 03:47 PM
Originally posted by blacka4
yea lava gray or maybe i'll special order a Europe color...now that would be different

you can order a special europe color? How much more do they want for that?

01-30-2005, 03:54 PM
1 artic white please :)

01-30-2005, 04:53 PM
White Kiddo

01-30-2005, 05:07 PM
they are lookin soo goood

01-30-2005, 06:09 PM
I've seen a red one and it looked real good. I've also seen pics of the Lava and it was sweet too.

01-30-2005, 06:47 PM
the white would look so good with some black bbs rx 18"s

01-30-2005, 06:54 PM
Hmm...I figured the A3 would be a two door. Does anyone kind of see the A3 as a B7ish crunched avant?

01-30-2005, 07:02 PM
Yes, that's why I want one. The A4 is just at an odd size now, for me anyway. Not small and light enough to be a lot of fun and not big enough to be a true lux estate like the A6 is.

My perfect garage would have both an A3/S3 and an A6/S6, I'd skip the A4/S4. But that's just me.

01-30-2005, 07:09 PM
if you had an a3 you wouldnt need an a4 if you had an a8 you wouldnt need an a6

01-30-2005, 10:22 PM
arctic white is the shiznit!

01-31-2005, 05:11 PM
"My favorites are Brilliant Red, Arctic White, and Lava Grey...."

You have red at the top of your list [:)][up] If you've never had a bright red car but always wanted one, submit. It does something to you when you get up close and personal with it. In two years of driving mine my style I had no tickets.

02-01-2005, 03:08 AM
It would be my first red car if that's what I ended up going with. I just think it'd look so damn hot with that black roof of the OpenSky system in contrast with the red. Maybe some black wheels with polished lips to match. [cool]