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Audi A3 'Notchback Saloon' concept

Audi A3 'Notchback Saloon' concept

Audi A3 'Notchback Saloon' concept


Audi A3 'Notchback Saloon' concept

Audi A3 'Notchback Saloon' concept

Audi A3 'Notchback Saloon' concept interior
Make Audi
Model A3 (notchback saloon)
Concept year 2011
Production year -
Engine 2.5 litre 5-cylinder turbocharged


Powering the A3 Concept is a 408 hp, turbocharged 2.5 litre 5-cylinder engine.
The Audi A3 concept is a proposal for a saloon (sedan) version of the Audi A3. This is the first time the A3 has been given a ‘notchback’ saloon body shell - and it certainly suits the shape.

Apart from the new bodywork, the other highlight of the Audi A3 concept is the five-cylinder turbocharged FSI petrol engine, whose 408 horsepower output is greater than its closest series production relative - the RS 3 Sportback - by 68 hp. Peak torque of 500Nm is also 50Nm up, and is available over a broad rev range between 1,600 and 5,300 rpm. It only takes 4.1 seconds to reach 62 mph (100km/h), and the top speed is electronically limited to 155mph.

The transmission is a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch unit which also helps improve fuel efficiency.

At 4,440mm long, 1,840mm wide and just 1,390mm high, the A3 concept has a sporty and planted stance. Additionally the A3 concept features a range of modern components, design methods and joining techniques. These include the use of custom-tailored blanks in the floor area, carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) in varying proportions for the grille surround, front air intake, door mirror elements, rear apron and even the 20-inch alloy wheels, and some aluminium body panels.

The A3 saloon concept is the first A3 to utilize Audi's drive select dynamic handling system, giving the driver five modes with which to fine-tune engine characteristics, power steering feel and gear shift points. As well as the usual comfort, auto, dynamic and individual settings, the latest version of the system features an efficiency mode designed for maximum economy.


Similar and related vehicles:
Audi RS3 Sportback



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