Popular German luxury car maker Audi has put on display its much hyped and eagerly awaited 2014 Audi A3 Sedan. The latest Audi sedan from the VW Group will be soon seen battling it out against the Mercedes CLA Class and will become the new entry level sedan in Audi’s product portfolio.
The new A3 sedan, which is based on the hatchback version, has a distinctively Audi-sh styling and looks like a younger brother of the Audi A4, the current entry level Audi sedan. The designers at Audi have done a remarkable job of seamlessly adding a boot to the A3 hatchback and the new car definitely looks like any Audi sedan should.
The A3 sedan’s wheelbase is 2.64m long and the car has an overall length of 4.46m. The car has a width of 1.8m. The A3 sedan has a kerb weight of 1250kg, which is subject to change a bit depending on the engine variant. The A3 sedan has 425 litres of boot space.
The A3 Sedan gets a 2.0 litres TDI engine that has a max power output of 150bhp and a peak torque figure of 320Nm. The motor enables the new car to accelerate to 100kmph in 8.7 second and have a fuel economy of approx 25kmpl.
The base petrol engine on offer is a 1.4 litres TFSI engine that has a max power output of 140bhp and 250Nm of peak torque. This variant of the car can accelerate to 100kmph in 8.4 seconds and return a fuel efficiency figure of approx 20kmpl.A more powerful 1.8 litres TFSI engine is also on offer. This engine produces 180bhp of max power and 250Nm of peak torque. This variant of the car can accelerate to 100kmph in 7.3 seconds and return a fuel efficiency of close to 18 kmpl. Transmission options will be a 6-speed manual or the 7-speed S-Tronic gearbox.
The new car comes kitted out with Audi’s MMI system, a 7-inch screen, Adaptive cruise control, Lane change assist and Pre-sense safety. Audi has also revealed the details of the S3 performance variant that will have a 300bhp 2.0 TFSI engine that will enable the car to accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in 4.9 seconds and will give the car a top whack of electronically governed 250kmph.
The starting price of the entry level A3 Sedan in European market is 25,000 Euros (approx INR 17.45 lakhs).