2nd-gen Audi A3 sedan unveiled

2nd-gen Audi A3 sedan unveiled


Audi has revealed the second generation A3 sedan.

The new A3 sedan is based on the MQB platform and measures 4,495 mm in length, 1,816 mm in width and 1,425 mm in height. The car’s wheelbase is 2,636 mm.

The second generation A3 sedan features a hexagonal grille with a silver frame, flanked by L-shaped LED headlights. The front bumper has silver inserts. At the rear, the car gets redesigned LED tail lights and bumper with silver inserts and integrated reflectors.

On the inside, the new A3 comes with redesigned dashboard with silver trim and slim air-conditioning vents. The centre console houses a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment head-unit. The car has a 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. Also, note that the traditional gear lever has been replaced with a switch.

In international markets, the new A3 will be offered with a petrol and diesel engine option. These include a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 148 BHP @ 5,000-6,000 rpm and 250 Nm @ 1,500-3,500 rpm. The second engine is a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel that makes 148 BHP @ 3,000-4,200 rpm and 360 Nm @ 1,600-2,750 rpm. Both engines come paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The petrol engine gets an optional 6-speed manual gearbox as well.

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