The be-trunked version should look a near-twin to the new Sportback
The cancellation of the Geneva auto show didn’t stop Audi from revealing its new A3 Sportback to the world, and now we’re getting a look at the sedan version that will be coming by the end of the year.
The be-trunked Audi A3 will look almost exactly the same as the Sportback, but without the extra luggage space. Everything from the aggressive new face to the rear doors will be similar, while the rear section replaces the extra glass for a sporty boot with a lip. The A3 will be powered by a 48-volt hybrid system as standard, coupled to a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that gives around 240 horsepower. Because it’s an Audi, an all-wheel-drive version will be available, but a front-wheel-drive version is also offered. For performance improvement, an S3 will follow, using the same engine, but this time with 300 horsepower. Of course there will also be a new RS3; it will use a turbocharged 2.5-litre inline-five-cylinder engine to make around 400 horsepower.