Audi has just launched the lowest priced sedan in their line up, the A3 sedan. It looks like a smaller version of the A4 sedan and will be Audi’s answer to the Mercedes CLA sedan. It will reach the Indian shores most probably next year which is when the CLA will also be launched in India. If the CLA was a more aggressive looking car, the A3 has a certain understated elegance to it which makes the car look quite well.
Updated on 12th August 2013
The Audi A3 sedan has been spied testing in India. Audi’s smallest sedan offering has been spotted in Mumbai by an Indian Autos Blog reader. The car is expected to go on sale in India in 2014 and will cost less than Rs. 25 lakh and will go up against the Mercedes-Benz CLA. Check out the spy shot below:
Updated on 29th March 2013
The A3 Sedan will have a wheelbase of 2640 mm while the overall length will be 4460 mm. The width of the car will stand at 1800 mm which makes it just the right size for an entry level luxury sedan. It will get 4 engine options, 2 petrol and 1 diesel. The diesel motor will be a 2.0 litre TDI engine which will develop a maximum power of 150 BHP and a peak torque of 320 NM. Audi claims that it will return a fuel efficiency close to around 25 KMPL which is just great seeing that it is a luxury car.
2014 Audi A3 Sedan Official Unveiling And Introduction Video
A3 Design Introduction video
The 1.4 litre petrol engine, will be the entry level engine for the A3 and it will churn out 140 horses and a maximum torque of 250 NM. It will also be quite fuel efficient and is expected to return a little over 20 kilometers for every litre of petrol. The 1.8 litre petrol motor will be the one that produces 180 horses and 250 NM torque and will have a fuel efficiency of a little over 16 kilometers to a litre. And they fuel efficiencies are quite good considering the fact that it is a luxury sedan.
Audi will fir the car with a MMI system to take charge of navigation, music and parking of your car. It will come with a 7 inch screen and a driver information display. The engines will be mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox or a 7 speed S-Tronic gearbox depending upon the engine you choose. Audi has launched the A3 with 1.4 litre petrol at 25,000 Euros which is roughly around Rs.17.5 lakhs. The car will be priced aggressively in India to bring in a lot of volumes and Audi will be counting on the car to make them the number 1 luxury car brand in India.
Audi A3 Official Pictures
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