Audi reveals new India-bound A3 with sportier look and hybrid option

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The compact four-door model is digitally and fully connected – from the infotainment through to the assist systems.

Audi A3 sedan also launched a new – bigger, sporty looking car than the previous generation. The compact sedan has grown in all lines, which translates into more interior space. coupe-like appearance and style of the new chassis setup make clear sportier than its predecessor.

New A3 sedan has grown four centimeters to 4.50 meters with the same wheelbase. The current width is 1.82 m (2 cm) and height 1:43 m (1 cm). Baggage remains unchanged at 425 liters.

When it comes to design, A3 new look inspired by the A3 Sportback. It gets recognized with a large front grille and light single-frame sharply drawn in the top model with LED Matrix technology. And in profile, the lines on the characteristics of the A3 sedan, unlike the Sportback, extends to the rear bumper. It offers limousine long by 15 cm compared to the Sportback.

The curve of the roofline of the B-pillar backward for striking – optionally available in carbon – rear spoiler, which gives A3 coupe-like appearance of it.

The chassis of the new A3 offers a sophisticated balance between comfort and dynamism, but now placing more emphasis on sporty than its predecessor. In addition to the standard chassis, there is also the option of sports suspension or suspension with adjustable dampers.

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New A3 Sedan cockpit fully focused on the driver. It started with the interior design and ends with a display and control elements. The instrument panel with touch screen central MMI inclined slightly towards the driver. Has a diagonal of 10.1 inches and intuitive to operate. As standard, it includes handwriting detection and control of natural language which optionally can draw on the capabilities of the cloud.

The 10.25-inch instrument cluster behind the steering wheel digital even in the base model. As Audi virtual cockpit plus, measuring 12.3 inches and offers three different views, including graphical tend digit sporty and dynamic layout. Upon request, a head-up display complements the concept of the display, which he projects vital information to the windscreen in the driver direct field of vision.

Audi’s new A3 will be initially available with a choice of TFSI gasoline engines and TDI diesel. 35 TFSI engine provides 110 kW / 150 hp and is paired with a standard seven-speed S Tronic dual-clutch transmission. It also has a 48-volt mild hybrid system. This technology preserves energy when slowing down and gives up to 50 Nm of extra traction under acceleration from a standstill or from a lower speed. In addition, the mild-hybrid system contributes to fuel savings.

The 2.0-liter TDI is also combined with a seven-speed S Tronic is now controlled through technology shift-by-wire. It can deliver 110 kW / 150 hp power.

Two engines are more likely to follow later: 30 TDI with 85 kW / 116 hp and 30 three-cylinder gasoline engine TFSI with 81 kW / 110 hp, both equipped with a manual gearbox.

The price of the new Audi A3 sedan will start at 34,900 euros (₹ 29 lakh) and will go up to 44 910 euros (₹ 37.5 lakh). While the car is expected to be launched for sale in Europe later this month, India may have to wait a little longer to see him in the street.

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