The 2021 Audi A3 Sedan arrives in the USA later this year.
The fourth-generation Audi A3 Sportback has recently debuted. It is being launched in Europe with a choice of three engine versions: a 1.5 TFSI with 110 kW (150 hp) and a 2.0 TDI that produces 85 kW (116 hp) or 110 kW (150 hp).
There has been no official announcement about the A3 Sedan market entry, but judging by some insider info it shall arrive, and still this year.
A 48-volt hybrid system should be standard, joined later by a plug-in-hybrid variant. Moreover, the hot S3 and RS3 derivatives continue on. Good news for Audi supporters in America, isn’t it?
The next-gen A3 Sedan will be sportier and more aggressive, with horizontal lines in the cabin and large displays.
The U.S.-spec cars will get a base 2.0-liter 240-hp inline turbo-four combined with a 48-volt hybrid system. The unit comes with front- or all-wheel drive.
A 2.0-liter turbo-four making arount 300-hp will be available in the S3. As for the RS3, expect a turbocharged 2.5-liter 400-hp inline-five.
The A3 e-tron is coming after as a five-door hatchback powered by a 1.4-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor. The total output is about 240 horsepower.
Prices for the new A3 should not differ much from the current ones (between $34,295-57,195).
The competitors of the model on the North American market are the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, the Mercedes-Benz CLA and, to some extent, the Genesis G70 and the Cadillac CT4.