Audi has revealed the sedan version of its all-new A3. Check it out.
The compact 4-door Audi A3 sedan was received when it was first launched and now there's a new model. It's 4cm longer, 2cm wider and 1cm taller, giving it a bit more space in the cabin, while boot space is identical to that of the outgoing model at 425 litres. The new Audi A3 sedan is 15 cm longer than the 5-door Sportback model. The 3-door Sportback model has been canned.
The design is sleek, with Audi claiming its aerodynamically efficient more than ever. Inside, the cabin is near-identical to that of the A3 Sportback. It adopts the new-look MMI Touchscreen and a fully digital cockpit display. Standard connectivity services such as online traffic information and the news are available as well as giving passengers Wi-Fi connectivity, but final SA-specs are still to be confirmed. Audi is also offering Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as Amazon Alexa in the car.
In terms of engines, there are 3 available. There is a 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder motor, plus a 2.0-litre turbodiesel. In A3 35 TFSI spec, the 1.5-litre delivers 110 kW and can be mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. If you opt for the latter, the vehicle boasts a 48 V mild-hybrid setup that improves efficiency. The diesel 35 TDI model has 110 kW and is fitted with a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. Audi says there will be a lower-spec diesel model, badged as a 30 TDI.
For the performance fans, there will be the S3 sedan and RS3 sedan, the latter of which we've seen undergoing testing in disguise.
Audi South Africa confirmed the A3 Sedan will be coming to SA with an expected arrival time around the second quarter of 2021.