Audi will unveil an A3 sedan concept at Geneva next week that's based on the successor the current A3 hatchback and previews where the A3 line may be expanding in the near future.
Audi is in the process of redesigning its A3, and it will use the launch of the next-generation car as springboard to finally add the long-rumored sedan variant to the lineup. The new Audi A3 concept sedan will come into the light for the first time at the rapidly approaching 2011 Geneva auto show.
At roughly 175 inches long, 72.5 inches wide and 54.7 inches high, it’s more than 6-inches longer, some 3-inches wider and more than an inch lower than the present A3 five-door. According to Audi, the concept’s ‘proportions emphasize the dynamism of the car’s appearance.’ Among the concept’s top design features are what Audi refers to as a ‘flowing roof dome and a coupe-like, low C-pillar’ (heaven knows it wouldn’t be a sedan these days without a coupe-like greenhouse), a new take on the brand’s single-frame grille, and updated LED lightbanks.
Even more dynamism can be found under the hood, where the A3 Concept will feature a version of Audi’s inline 2.5-liter five-cylinder boosted to as much as 408 horsepower, mated to Audi’s seven-speed S tronic gearbox. Of course, quattro will drive all four wheels.