2013 Audi A3 Sportback Rendering

2013 Audi A3 Sportback 1 photo
Audi is actually pinning a lot of its hopes on the new A3, a car which for the very first time has to go up against a suitable Mercedes rival, the third generation of A-Class, as well as the first ever front-wheel drive BMW, the 1-Series GT which will be presented as a concept in Paris next month.
So the new A3 is learning from its past mistakes and is going to do without the strange wagon body. As such, the regular 5-door will be called the A3 Sportback. This car is rumored to make its official debut at the Paris Motor Show 2012, ahead of a market launch early next year.

Based on the numerous sightings of the new A3 Sportback, a rendering has been created by Virtuel-Car, combining elements from the recently unveiled third-gen A3 3-door.

The engine range is made up exclusively of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, including the new 1.4L with cylinder deactivation. All-wheel drive will be optional, and so will the double-clutch gearbox.

autoevolution will be attending the Paris Motor Show 2012, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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