Monday, February 21, 2011

Audi reveals sketches of A3 sedan concept for Geneva

. Monday, February 21, 2011

On the heels of this year's Geneva Motor Show, Audi has today revealed initial sketches of the all-new A3 concept car destined for the Swiss show in March. The Audi A3 concept is a four-seat "notchback sedan" and is said carry roughly the same proportions as the B5-bodied A4. Unlike its millennial sibling however, the Audi A3 concept sports a 408 horsepower, inline five-cylinder engine (à la quattro concept) along with a low-slung design and the latest LED technology. Press release and photos after the jump.

Press Release:

Audi presents A3 concept in Geneva

Ingolstadt, 2011-02-21 - Audi will present an attractive technological concept car based on the coming generation of the Audi A3 at the 81st International Geneva Motor Show in early March 2011. The four-seater notchback sedan offers a glimpse of the future expansion of the A3 family.

The sporty yet elegant design of the Audi A3 concept integrates the single-frame grille with its tapered upper corners and headlights with the latest generation of LED technology. The low, flowing roof dome and a coupe-like, low C pillar are among the defining features of the side view.

The Audi A3 concept is 4.44 meters (14.57 feet) long, 1.84 meters (6.04 feet) wide and just 1.39 meters (4.56 feet) high. These proportions emphasize the dynamism of the car’s appearance, as do the performance figures for the drive unit. The five-cylinder turbocharged engine has a power output of 300 kW (408 hp). It distributes its power to all four wheels through a seven-speed S tronic transmission and permanent all-wheel drive.

Source: Audi AG