This complete multi-purpose base roof rack is the perfect fit for the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014* Audi A3 Sportback 5 Door that has the "bare" or "normal" roof, including models equipped with a glass roof. The system includes two load bars, four feet and the 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 1417 is specifically engineered for this Audi A3 Sportback 5 Door for the most precise, protective fit available. Four custom molded rubber pads press onto the bases of the Traverse feet creating a perfect interface to the roof contours. Four custom formed metal brackets coated with protective Pebax® thermoplastic elastomer click into the Traverse feet and grip positively to the vehicle's door frame. Vehicle specific, step by step installation instructions are included, preview the instruction manual below.
The Thule 480R Rapid Traverse feet have a streamline design, durable construction and use 50% fewer parts than other racks for fast installation in about 45 minutes. Once initially assembled, the base rack can easily be removed and reattached to the vehicle in 10 minutes or less. Watch Install Video
The Thule AeroBlade load bars are strong, quiet and aerodynamic providing maximum capacity, no whistling or howling and low wind drag. The advanced aluminum BoxBeam construction has dedicated slots for foot attachment and a separate t-slot tracks for mounting compatible carriers. Learn More
The weight capacity for this Audi A3 Sportback 5 Door base roof rack is 130 pounds evenly distributed. The load bar length is 53 inches plus 1-3/4 inches for both end caps (total 54-3/4 inches). The bar spread is designated at 27.5 inches, center to center. Review the instruction manual below for complete vehicle specific technical details.
*Later models may also be included, check the Thule Vehicle Fit Guide.