Audi has unveiled the second-generation A3 Sedan.
It joins the A3 Hatchback, which virtually debuted a few weeks ago. The new-generation sedan rides on Volkswagen’s MQB platform like the predecessor, but becomes slightly longer, wider, taller, and offers more headroom.
The exterior design is focused on the extended lateral line and coupé-like roof. The interior is driver-oriented. It features a digital cockpit and a 10.1-inch MMI touch display as standard.
The top infotainment system, MMI Navigation plus, provides multitude of standard connect services. The suspension is tuned to be sporty and harmonious.
The 2021 Audi A3 Sedan for the European market at launch offers one 2.0 TDI engine with 110 kW (150 hp*) and two TFSI engines, all with strong performance and high efficiency.
The 35 TFSI, a 1.5-liter 110-kW (150 hp) unit is available in two versions – with a newly developed 6-speed manual gearbox and with a quick-shifting 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission.
The powertrain in conjunction with the S tronic uses a 48-volt mild hybrid system, which reduces consumption by up to 0.4 l (0.1 US gal) per 100 km (62.1 mi) in everyday driving.
The diesel 2.0 TDI also works in pair with the 7-speed S tronic.
In the USA, the A3 will come standard with a 2.0-liter inline-four turbo engine and front-wheel drive. Quattro all-wheel drive will be optional. The S3 and RS3 variants should follow a few months after.
The new Audi A3 Sedan will be available for pre-order this month in Germany and some other EU countries. Deliveries in Europe start this summer. The 35 TFSI version arrives first with a starting price of €29,800. The modification with an entry-level gasoline engine will follow, with a list price of €27,700.
The A3 Sedan will reach U.S. shores next year. It is Audi’s entry-level model in America. We expect the car will cost around $35,000 there.