2014 Audi A3 Sedan

cr a214d703858c1c6e28c597e361e2e04f Audi A3 SedanA prototype of the upcoming Audi A3 Sedan was recently spotted suggesting that the vehicle is not far from series production.  Originally presented at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the new A3 sedan was anticipated to arrive sooner but for various reasons was delayed until now.  It is expected to officially arrive at the end of this year in Frankfurt or Geneva.

Volkswagen's MQB platform (MkVIIGolf) will be the basis for building the A3 which will make the model much lighter than the current production A3.  A 1.8 liter TFSI gasoline motor will drive the vehicle at approximately 180 horsepower, 183 foot pounds of torque.  A 2.0 liter TDI diesel engine will be added at some point achieving about 184 hp + 280 foot pounds of torque.


The A3 sedan footprint is approximately 4.44 meters (14.57 ft) long x 1.84 meters (6.04 ft) wide x 1.39 meters (4.56 ft) in height.  It will be virtually the same as the 3-door A3 hatchback along with the 5-door sportback.  It also is about the same size as the B5 Audi A4.  It is expected that at the A-Pillar area the sheet metal will become unique to the new A3.

 

The A3 will still retain some of its features from the original concept version.  The engine performance will be reduced from the 408 horsepower, 2.5 liter @ 5 cylinder engine.  The A3 will reach a 0 – 60 mph speed at approximately 7 seconds in conjunction with the S Tronic dual clutch transmission.  Front wheel drive will act as standard with a potential all wheel Quattro drive on the horizon. The MQB platform has also been integrated with several fuel efficient drivetrains. In addition there will also be a conventional manual for the driving enthusiast.


The A3 exterior has a similar front fascia with LED-infused headlights to the current series production model. A small trunk for storage along with an integrated spoiler are a couple of its features.

 

The A3 interior will have a heavy dose of leather, circular dials, navigational controls, etc.  Audi has encompassed its MMI interface system to engage the media and navigation functions on either a 5.8 inch or 7 inch display for easy viewing.The 2014 Audi A3 Sedan will hit the US Market sometime during the end of calendar year 2013 and will be a 2014 MY vehicle.

 

A3 Sedan Competition:  Mercedes Benz CLA

2012 Geneva Motor Show: 2013 Audi A3

2013 Audi A3

You see, we are kind of people who believe that internet is the place where you can get anything you want and unless you are ordinary people, there is no such thing as secret when its already leaked to the internet. After what we refer as “accidental” leaked images of the 2013 Audi A3 quattro, the Ingolstadt automaker still gave proper and official unveiled to its baby hatchback. Audi knows that the market demand and challenge for its new hatchback is far from simple, so the German automaker adds few things to make the 2013 A3 stands out among the other models in the market.

2013 Audi A3 engine and side view

You have seen the 2013 A3 hatchback from its leaked images which means that the overall size is the same, not change at all. What difference is the color where the white changed into bright and intimidating red. Now, we are curious with the engine and performance system because the autoblog.com refers this as the precious baby of Audi. But, looking at the complete name which is “Audi A3 T quattro”, we are not dealing with boring and slow hatchback.

2013 Audi A3 rear view

Audi chooses to power up the 2013 A3 hatchback with 1.4L engine with total power output at 122 horsepower and it is one of three different powerplant choices such as the 1.8L TFSI which offers 180 horsepower and the 2.0L TDI which unleashes 150 horsepower. All engines are equipped with front-wheel drive but the quattro version offers not only more powerful but also alternative-fuel powerplants. The transmission choices are either 5-speed manual or 6-speed S-tronic.

Audi Launches the Biturbo Diesel Engine

Audi Biturbo engine

When we think that the Audi biturbo diesel engine proposal just a rumor, the German automaker proof us wrong. The automotive world is entering the new dawn of diesel engine as more and more automakers developed efficient powerplant on the oil-burner energy. The first German automaker which patented the tri-turbo is BMW as the system is installed on the 3.0L V6 engine under the M performance division. As we think that other German carmakers are doing nothing, Audi steps up and officially introduced their 3.0L V6 TDI that uses the biturbo.

The additional turbo on Audi’s diesel engine is intended to boost up the total power output into 313 horsepower between 3,900-4,500 rpm with torque around 650Nm or 479 lb-ft. What makes the diesel engine efficient is merely not the diesel as autoevolution.com refers that the start-stop technology and thermal management system help reach the efficiency that Audi wishes for. The thermal management system responsibles for bringing the oil and coolant to maintain the operating temperatures.

The biturbo diesel engine will make a debut on the Audi A6 sedan and coupled to the automatic 8-speed tiptronic transmission and quattro AWD system. This way, the A6 sedan is able o hit 0 to 62 mph (100km/h) in 5.1 seconds with electronically limited top speed reaches at 155 mph or 250 km/h. The 3.0L BiTDI also uses what Audi refers as sound actuator that “transforms the typical TDI exhaust note into more sonorous roar which is closer to the output of a high-performance petrol engine”.

Rendering the 2013 Audi A3 Sedan

2013 Audi A3 Sedan Rendered

The good thing on being human is we have limitless imagination which if we do it for positive purposes; it can help open up other’s mind. The latest example on how colorful and creative our imagination is the rendering image of 2013 Audi A3 sedan. That is not reason, actually because the rendering image here is the proof that fans of Audi A3 is demanding the German automaker to develop the new model as soon as possible.

The current Audi A3 has been around since 2003 and no improvements what so ever up until now. Audi hinted that the new first A3 model they about to introduce could be the hatchback at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Well, we can’t wait that long and thanks to autoevolution.com, we can imagine how the 2013 Audi A3 sedan looks like. This model will complete the three- and five-door, Sportback, and Cabriolet of the A3 line-up.

It is understandable if the overall design on rendering image of 2013 A3 sedan a bit looks like Jetta because Audi is under the VW Group. Our aforementioned source mentioned that the length for the 2013 MY of A3 sedan around 4,550mm from front bumper to the rear bumper. The primary market segment for this sedan is obviously the US, but we think that Audi is also supplying the steady demand from Europe and China as well.

The prediction over the 2013 Audi A3 sedan continues as the engine possibility for this German vehicle could be the new three-cylinder powerplant with 1.2L of displacement. The engine could be running on diesel with total power output 75 horsepower. The last probability for the 2013 A3 sedan is that the German automaker could be designing the vehicle as FWD.