A pre-production version of the new-generation Audi A3 has come into view of automotive paparazzi.
Judging by the twin tailpipes and a small clearance, the spies were able to photograph a hot modification of the model.
Early prototypes of the new A3 have repeatedly become the prey of photo spies. However, almost a serial car is revealed for the first time.
The prototype was shot under various angles on a public road. An lowered suspension and twin tailpipes hint it is a pre-production Audi S3, that we see.
The performance version is expected to receive a 2.0-liter TFSI engine with 300 hp.
As we could foresee, a revolution in appearance will not happen. The design code is definetly viewed, familiar on the second-generation Audi A1.
However, the German carmaker has always preferred the changes in the technical part, and not in the exterior.
It is claimed that the 2019 Audi A3 will not have a three-door version, which is sold poor in almost all markets where the model is present. At the same time, a sedan and a cabriolet will not be abandoned.
The new Audi A3 will go on sale in Europe in 2019. A year later the model will enter the US and other markets.