The four-door Audi A3 Sedan will appear in September 2013. The fist available versions will be the ones equipped with 1.4 liter TFSI and 1.8 liter TFSI engines with 122 and 180 hp of capacity supplemented with automatic S-tonic transmission. The later versions will include the six-speed manual transmission and 1.8 liter engine with all wheel drive. The modifications and their prices are still to be specified. It is expected that the starting price for the new A3 sedan will be $ 26.400 and the car equipped with 1.4 liter engine and automatic transmission will have the price of $ 33.400.
Later this summer or maybe even next year the engine options will be supplemented with 2.0 liter TDI with 143 hp and the 300 hp powered S3 sedan with S-tonic transmission and all wheel drive. The electric version of this car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/hour in 4.9 seconds. Here are some other interesting numbers: the average fuel consumption level of this car is only 6.9 liters/100 km. Among other things this achievement was possible thanks to a significant weight saving. The hood of the car, for example, is made of aluminum.
This four door A3 plays a really important role in Audi’s model line. First of all, it should become a relatively affordable model and attract clients who earlier bought cheaper and less prestigious cars. And secondly, Audi managers consider this sedan a so-called pioneer in its segment.
The Company is positioning the car as the first sport sedan of a premium class compacts.
The model’s wheelbase is 2637 mm, its length is 4456, width is 1796 and the height is 1416 mm. The car is not only longer but also wider than the five-door sedan of the previous generation. And it has a sportier look in general, the side windows are narrow and the roof smoothly decreases to the rear window. Such roof, however, doesn’t affect the comfort of the passengers. This car is not considered a four-door coupe, that’s why it can’t be compared to CLA Mercedes model, when it actually is a competitor to this car.