February 5, 2014: Audi unveiled the A3 sedan at the Delhi Auto Expo. It is deemed as the lowest in terms of cost among its fleet. Based on the MQB platform, the car is a success in terms of price. Offered in both petrol and diesel variants, the car promises a maximum output of 168 bhp. Featuring two zone climatic model, anti lock breaking system and the ESP, the car is high on technical gadgetry. The 1.8-litre TFSI petrol unit delivers a maximum power of 168bhp and 320Nm torque, while the 2.0-litre TDI unitbelts out 150bhp of power and 320Nm of top torque.
Its raining luxury car models and concept vehicles at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. Audi India, the highly acclaimed luxury car maker has unveiled one of the most desirable sedan model Audi A3 at the Auto Expo and it has officially opened the bookings for this luxury four wheeler. This explains that the vehicle might arrive anytime soon after the end of this auto show. By introducing this small luxury sedan in India, Audi will look to improve its market share in the country's luxury car market. This particular sedan is being built on the base of the popular MQB platform and it is going to be a less expensive vehicle among the company's model portfolio. This upcoming vehicle will be placed against the likes of BMW 3 Series, Mercedes Benz CLA Class and Volvo S40 in the luxury car segment. This alluring sedan model is measured around 4.26 meters in length and it comes with total boot storage capacity of about 423 litres. The company has designed this vehicle with decent cabin space that can host seating for about five passengers with ease. As we see in some of the exclusive pictures on various websites, this sedan comes with a sporty interior cabin with its cockpit us fitted with luxuriant seats and several other advanced equipments including an infotainment system, AC unit with heater, driver information system, which are just to name a few. The seats are covered with premium leather upholstery that gives a luxurious experience to the occupants. However, the company might roll out this luxury sedan with a different set of features as per the requirements of the Indian car buyers.
When it comes to the style and appearance, this new Audi A3 comes with an irresistible body design and seductive structure. To just start with the front profile, this luxury sedan comes with a sleekly structured clear lens headlight cluster with a lot of revealing aspects and it comes incorporated with Audi's signature daytime running lights setup. The hexagonal shaped radiator grille gets a chrome plated surround along with iconic company rings fitted in the center. What really is impressive about its frontage is its excellently designed bumper designed with a pair of air ducts that gives it an aggressive look. Coming to the side profile, the wheel arches of this sedan have been fitted with cash aluminum, V-spoke style alloy wheels that are covered with sturdy tubeless radial tyres. The door handles along with the external mirror caps have been painted with body color, while the window sill surrounds have been garnished with chrome. The rear end of this sedan comes with the signature taillight cluster with LED light pattern that gives it a stylish look. As far as the technicalities are concerned, this vehicle is expected to arrive with both petrol and diesel engine options under the hood. The petrol version is expected to get 1.8-litre TSFI engine that can produce 168bhp of power and at the same time it yields 320Nm of maximum torque. On the other hand, the diesel version is expected to be fitted with a 2.0-litre TDI (turbocharged direct injection) mill that is capable of generating 150bhp of maximum power and 320Nm of maximum torque. The company has not revealed any details regarding official launch date of this vehicle as yet, but it is certain that the Audi A3 will ride into the Indian market soon.
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.
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.
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 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 :
Impressive engine performance, advanced features.
Audi A3 Cons :
Good cabin space, Ownership cost.
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