The engine range will of course be completely turbocharged, and will also include the fresh 1.4-liter TFSI with 140 hp. Expect to see start-stop tech and even cylinder deactivation across the range. It’s also likely that the A3 will debut at the same time as the sporty S3 model. Rumor has it that this will be sold for the first time as a sedan version, and will be powered by a 280 horsepower 2.0-liter four-pot.
A recent venture with a Chinese partner has been announce, which is believed to result in the sedan version of the A3 being built there. As a result, we believe the four-door will arrive sooner than 2013.
As for the three- and five-door hatches, we’d say they are bound for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.