Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Redesigned Audi A3 for 2011

. Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Thanks to Autocar and their trusted sources, we now have confirmation of a redesigned A3 for 2011. Including the introduction of A3 sedan, sportback and cabriolet models.

According to Autocar, their insider had this to say. “We’ve taken a good look at what it will take to better establish the A3 in the US market in the future,” said the Audi insider. “The four-door layout is something North American car buyers continue to seek, especially from a premium brand such as Audi.” When asked about the 2011 A3's design, the sources said, “Expect a more distinctive look, but one that has clear links to the existing A3."

Under the hood, look for the 2011 Audi A3 to offer a new 105 horsepower, 1.2-liter turbo TFSI engine for the entry level. Working up to a 140hp 1.4 liter, 170hp 1.8 liter and 210hp 2.0 TFSI engines. In addition, 2 diesels will be available as 140hp and 170hp variants of a 2.0 liter TDI. As for the S3, look for a 280hp 2.0 turbo putting power to all four wheels in typical quattro fashion.

Source: Autocar
Photo: VWVortex via Auto Zeitung