The Thule AeroBlade Edge multi-purpose base roof rack is a perfect fit for the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013* Audi A3 Sportback with flush side rails, identified by raised, but connected, rails running front to rear on the outer edges of the roof line. This fit includes models equipped with the glass roof**. This system includes two load bars with integrated feet and a complete vehicle specific fit kit. Locks are recommended and available separately in match sets. Learn about the Thule One Key System
The Thule Fit Kit 4014 is specifically engineered for the Audi A3 Sportback there's no drilling, scratching, or damaging your car in any way. The kit is engineered to make strong attachment and a smooth transition from the vehicle's roof line to the integrated Edge Foot. The kit contains metal brackets, panels, fasteners and rubber gaskets as illustrated and detailed in the product manual. Watch Install Video
Thule AeroBlade Edge Load Bars are strong, quiet and aerodynamic, no whistling or howling and low wind drag. The strong aluminum BoxBeam construction has a dedicated slot for foot attachment and a separate t-slot track for mounting certain carriers. Learn More
The low-profile integrated feet are pre-assembled to the AeroBlade load bars and each foot adjusts up to 50mm for a precise fit to the fixed points. Locks are recommended and available separately in match sets. Learn about the Thule One Key System
The weight capacity for this Audi A3 Sportback base roof rack is 165 pounds evenly distributed. The load bars are manufactured in three lengths, this Audi A3 front position uses 7603 - medium and the 7602 - medium for the rear. The distance from the front load bar to the rear is variable with maximum spacing of 32 inches, center to center.
**The glass roof equipped Audi A3 Sportback requires assigned load bar placement to provide glass roof opening clearance. The front load bar must be positioned 4.25 inches from the front edge of the rail to the fit kit base pad. The rear load bar position is variable with a minimum of 27 inches back from the front load bar. See second video below for sunroof operation after instillation.