The new Audi A3 will arrive early next year. Audi have released more details prior to its release which we will discuss in today’s article.

The car has been sounded out as a direct rival to the BMW 1 Series. From the looks of it, the German automotive giants have heavily improved the car, making it one of the most highly anticipated vehicles of next year.

The look of the car

From the outside, the car looks very classy and stylish at the same time. The car has more of a curvy shape to it, which is clearly evident on the rooftop too, with it appearing to slope down to give the car a great new look. The LED headlights will be the same those within the latest Audi A5 and A6. The front grille looks like it has been slightly redesigned too. The side skirts appear to be modified with them given an indented type of profile.

After that analysis, it must be mentioned that our opinions are based on sketches that have been released, not official images of what the car will look like. We believe that the sketches give a very strong indication of the final version.

Variants available in the future

At the time of the car’s launch, the Audi A3 will be available as a three door and as a saloon. The car will be available as a five door Sportback in 2013. Audi are also looking to the future and following demand within the automotive industry by releasing hybrid and electric models in the next few years.

Different engine versions available

The car’s petrol line-up will start with a 1.2 litre engine, a 1.4 litre, a 1.8 litre as well as a 2.0 litre turbo. All of which will deliver between 105 BHP to 210 BHP.

The Diesel option consists of a 1.6 litre and 2.0 litre TDI engines. There is also set to be a TDIe variant added to that is able to provide over 80MPG.

Hi-tech equipment available

There are various different advantageous gadgets and features included within the new Audi A3. This will include a satellite navigation system that links to Google Maps and also has an internet connection.

Conclusion

The Audi A3 is one of the most successful car’s on today’s market. We are sure that it will continue to prosper when it is released next year.