Audi A3 Sedan Concept to Bring 408 hp to Geneva

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Audi is offering us a preview of the A3 Concept that will be introduced at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show. This will preview the next generation of the A3 and will come in a saloon form - Audi describes it as a “four-seater notchback sedan”.

The vehicle looks like a sharp driving tool, as it measures 4.44 meters (14.57 feet) in length, 1.84 meters (6.04 feet) in width and is only 1.39 meters (4.56 feet) tall. However, the proportions are just a part of the car’s dynamic image. The rest is taken care of by the styling cues, with the best example being the front fascia, which is a futuristic interpretation of Audi’s family face.

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,” stated the press release.

We’ve saved the best for last - the A3 Concept comes with ultra-impressive technical goodies: the vehicle is powered by a five-cylinder turbocharged engine, which was probably borrowed from the TT-RS and tweaked to deliver 408 hp. The power is sent to the road using a seven-speed double-clutch (S-Tronic) gearbox and the carmaker’s quattro AWD system.

autoevolution will be attending the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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