The upcoming Audi A3 sedan has been once again spotted testing on Indian streets. It may be noted that the test mule that you see in the lead image is the same car which has been spotted on numerous occasions earlier.
The Audi A3 sedan would soon become the cheapest sedan in Audi India’s product portfolio and could come with a starting price of INR 25 lakhs. The upcoming Mercedes CLA Class adversary could further help the Indian subsidiary of Audi with consolidating its position of the highest selling luxury car maker in India.
The new Audi A3 sedan has an exterior styling that is distinctive of a typical Audi sedan and it would be safe to say that the car looks like a slightly shortened A4. Worth mentioning is that the designers at Audi have done a commendable job with seamlessly sticking on a boot to the A3 hatchback. The A3 sedan has a 2.64m long wheelbase and the car has an overall length of 4.46m and width of 1.8m. The A3 sedan has a kerb weight of 1250kg and the car has a boot space of 425 litres.
- Internationally, the entry level A3 Sedan comes equipped with a 2.0 litres TDI engine, with max power pegged at 150bhp. The peak torque is rated at 320Nm. The motor has 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 has a fuel economy of 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 are a 6-speed manual and a 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.
The Audi A3 sedan is expected to make its public debut at the 2014 New Delhi Auto Expo, which will be held in February next year.