Audi to launch A3 compact sedan in August
Audi is getting ready to join the party in the compact sedan space with the launch of its A3 sedan. This is going to be Audi`s entry into the luxury car volume segment space. Currently there are only two models available in the luxury hatch back space – Mercedes A-class and BMW 1-series.
The baby Audi is going to be priced only slightly higher than the Merc A-class and Beemer`s 1-series hence, it will surely give the two hatchbacks some serious competition. The A3 has the advantage of a boot, more legroom for the rear passengers and looks like a proper sedan. It has the gorgeous lines and pedigree of its bigger siblings the A4 and A6 to boast . The interiors of the A3 are well equipped with creature comforts and features to provide you with the much needed upmarket feel.
The A3 will be powered by both petrol and diesel engines mated to automatic gearboxes. The petrol motor is a 1.8 litre TFSI engine which belts out 177bhp while the oil burner pumps out 141 bhp. Audi is expected to price the top-end petrol and diesel variants at Rs 27 Lakh. When launched in India the Audi A3 sedan will directly compete with the Mercedes A class and BMW 1-series.