Audi India had unveiled its entry level sedan model A3 at the Indian Auto Expo 2014 held in New Delhi earlier this year. Now, the car maker is currently performing some test runs for this model in the country. This vehicle is expected to come with both petrol and diesel engine options for the customers to choose from. It is learned that the vehicle will be brought into the car market as a CKD unit and will be assembled at the Audi's Aurangabad manufacturing facility. The petrol version is expected to be powered by a 1.8-litre TFSI engine, which is capable of producing 177.6bhp and yields a peak torque of 250Nm. The diesel version could get a 2.0-litre TDI engine, which is currently powering the Skoda Octavia sedan series. This mill can produce a mammoth power of 174.6bhp, which is quite good. Also, the German automaker has unveiled the Audi A3 ultra variants for the car bazaar. This series has been unveiled with a 1.4-litre TFSI petrol, which will be available with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed automatic transmission gearbox options. It can belt out a commanding power of 150bhp, while generating a peak torque of 250Nm, which is quite impressive considering its caliber. It takes only about 8.1 seconds for this sedan to break the 100 Kmph mark and it can achieve a top speed of approximately 220 Kmph. This petrol mill can deliver a maximum mileage of around 21 Kmpl combined with the CO2 emission of 109 grm/km. On the other hand, the manufacturer is set to introduce the 1.6-litre TDI diesel engine with this A3 Ultra series, which is going to be the most fuel efficient in its class. It churns out a maximum power of 110bhp, but it can yield a torque of more than 250Nm, which is impressive.
The automaker has claimed that this vehicle can produce an impressive mileage in the range of 27 to 30 Kmpl, which is remarkable. At present, there is no information about the official launch date of this model series, but it is expected to arrive in the third quarter of this fiscal year. The Audi A3 is undoubtedly one of the most awaited sedans in the country to be produced by the German automaker. It is already prevalent in a few other car markets and is doing exceptionally well. Currently, this sedan is going through road tests across India, which suggests that its launch is just around the corner. It is expected to come in quite a few charming metallic colors for the buyers to choose from. Dealers across India have already asked the company to increase the production as they are expecting that the vehicle would do well in the country. This yet to be launched vehicle is expected to come with a total length of around 4455mm, an overall width of 1960mm (including external wing mirrors) and with a decent height of just 1414mm. Its wheelbase could be approximately 2636mm, which determines the space inside the cabin. At present, it is too early to say anything about the comfort and safety features of this trim, but it is expected to get most of the features like its international version.
It is speculated that the new Audi A3 sedan will be available with a 1.8-litre turbo petrol and also a 2.0-litre diesel engine options. The company claims that the petrol version of A3 sedan will come with an ability to produce an impressive mileage of 17 Kmpl. On the other hand, the diesel version of this sedan is equipped with 2.0-litre engine is learned to have the ability to give away a peak mileage of about 24.39, which is the most by any other Audi vehicle.
This upcoming sedan will be offered with both petrol and diesel engine options for the buyers. The petrol version is expected to be equipped with a TSFI turbocharged engine. This engine is capable of producing a peak power of 177Bhp of maximum power, while generating 250Nm of peak torque output. On the other hand, its diesel version is most likely to get a 2.0-litre TDI, 4-cylinder engine that can produce 150Bhp of maximum power, while yielding a commanding torque output of 320Nm, which is quite good.
The yet to be launched Audi A3 is perkier in terms of acceleration and pickup. Its petrol mill would be mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch S Tronic gearbox that allows the vehicle to reach a top speed of about 235 Kmph, while reaching the 100 Kmph mark in just 7.3 seconds. On the other hand, its 2.0-litre, TDI, turbocharged engine is coupled to the same 7-speed S-tronic dual clutch gearbox that enables the vehicle to accelerate towards the 100 Kmph mark from a standstill in just 8.7 seconds. At the same time, this diesel vehicle has the ability to reach a top speed of about 210 to 220 Kmph, which is quite remarkable.
The upcoming Audi A3 sedan is a stylish looking vehicle from the fleet of Audi Cars. Although, it has inherited the signature design language, its sleek body design and compact size makes it look very attractive in comparison to others. To begin with, the front facade of this sedan is quite identical to A4 sedan. The headlight cluster is very sleek and it is equipped with xenon headlamps along with signature LED daytime running lights. This cluster surrounds the large, hexagonal shaped radiator grille with a thick chrome surround. The front bumper is distinctly designed with a pair of air ducts and fitted with a body colored chin guard. The overall front profile of this sedan is complimented by the iconic company logo fitted to the grille. The side profile of this sedan is very stylish, thanks to the classy set of star spoke alloy wheels that further enhances the elegance of its side profile. The company has given the chrome treatment to the window sill surround, which is further adding to the aristocracy of this vehicle. On the other hand, the ORVMs comes equipped with LED blinkers, which provides additional safety. What really is impressive about this sedan is its rear profile that comes equipped with a very sleekly designed taillight cluster. The rear bumper has a glossy surface and it also has with reflectors along with a pair of chrome plated exhaust pipes.
The company has not disclosed any details about the exterior dimensions of this sedan. However, this sedan is expected to get the same dimensions like its international version. In this case, its length is expected to be at 4455mm along with a width of about 1960mm (including ORVMs). The height of this sedan could be around 1414mm, which is quite low. On the other hand, it is expected to get a larger wheelbase of 2636mm, which will determine the leg space inside.
The interiors of the yet to be launched Audi A3 comes with an all black color scheme. The cockpit section comes fitted with a uniquely designed dashboard that is fitted with round shaped AC vents and a stylish instrumental panel. Here the AC vent surround , interior door handles, gearshift knob and the steering wheel have been garnished with a lot of chrome. In addition to this, the company has fitted a thick chrome strip to the dashboard that gives a luxuriant feel to the occupants inside. The front central console comes equipped with some of the most advanced features such as a climate control system, advanced infotainment system and several other control switches. The seats are very wide, well cushioned and have been covered with superior quality leather upholstery. The manufacturer has equipped some of the most important utility based features inside such as cup holders, cooled glove box unit, accessory power sockets, and many other features.
It is too early to say anything about the comfort features of this sedan as the company has not officially disclosed the details. However, we can expect for some of the standard features such as an automatic AC unit with climate control function, electric sun roof, power windows with one touch operation, an advanced instrumentation panel, leather seats, driver seat height adjuster with memory function, interior rear view mirror with anti-glare action and many other advanced features.
This luxury sedan comes with good interior space that redefines the luxury inside. The cockpit section comes with 927mm of head space, 1046mm of leg room and 1392mm of shoulder space. The rear cabin comes with 917mm of head room, 891mm of leg space and a decent 1346mm of shoulder room, which is quite good.
As per the market experts, the upcoming Audi A3 is expected to be introduced with a 1.8-litre petrol and also a 2.0-litre diesel engine option. Its 1.8-litre, 4-cylinder TSFI petrol mill comes with 1798cc displacement capacity and incorporated with FSI supply system. This engine is further integrated with a turbo charger that enables it to produce a peak power output of about 177Bhp that results in generating a peak torque output of about 250Nm, which is quite good. On the other hand, the 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine comes with 1968cc displacement capacity. This engine is learned to have the ability to produce a maximum 150Bhp, while generating a maximum torque output of about 320Nm, which is quite good. Both these engines are expected to be coupled with a 7-speed dual clutch S-Tronic gearbox that sends the power to the front wheels.
The company is yet to introduce this luxury sedan in the automobile market of India. It is too early to say anything about the installation of accessories. However, individuals can look for some of the accessories such as rear spoilers, body graphics, alloy wheels, fenders, diffusers and many other attractive cosmetics.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
There is no official information about the size of wheels or regarding its style pattern. However, according to market sources this upcoming sedan is expected to be offered with either 17-inch or 18-inch alloy wheels. These wheels will be covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres for greater agility.
Like any other car model in their fleet, this yet to be introduced sedan is expected to get a highly reliable disc braking mechanism. The front wheels of this sedan are expected to be fitted with ventilated disc brakes, while its rear wheels are expected to be assembled with solid disc brakes. In a bid to enhance this braking mechanism, the company will offer the anti-lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution system. In addition to these, we can also expect features like ESP, anti-slip regulation, and many other traction control programs, which will enhance the overall handling aspects of this four wheeler.
It is speculated that the company will be offering this sedan with Audi Drive Select system. As far as safety aspects are concerned, we can expect some crucial aspects such as air bags, electronic stabilization program, ABS+EBD, dynamic stability and traction control programs, seat belts and several other advanced features.
Audi A3 Pros :
1. Impressive engine performance.
2. Lots of advanced features.
Audi A3 Cons :
1. Good cabin space.
2. Ownership cost can be more competitive.
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