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2013 Audi A3 Sportback Breaks Cover – Video Included

2013 Audi A3 Sportback Breaks Cover - Video Included


Audi release information on its forthcoming sporty and functional Audi A3 Sportback yesterday and if you liked the 3 door version of the Audi A3 you are sure to like the A3 Sportback.

Visually the Audi A3 Sportback follows the form of the Audi A3 3 door variant with the major noticeable change being the longer side profile and the rear of the car. The interior also follow similar design cues as its smaller Audi A3 3 door. Audi has also done its best to ensure that the A3 Sportback chassis is balanced, harmonious and sporty.

The wheelbase of the Audi A3 Sportback is 2636mm, an increase of 58mm over the outgoing model, and 35mm longer when compared to the 2013 Audi A3 3 door.

The side profile is dominated by the shorter overhang at the front, tautly curved surfaces, the large defined wheel wells, the relatively narrow sharply sloping C pillars, the understated roof spoiler, and the door mounted exterior mirrors.

Audi will offer the A3 Sportback in 13 12 colours and will also offer the S line sport package or S line exterior package as an option.

The Audi A3 Sportback will offer ample rear seat space and easy access for three adults, largely due to the increased wheelbase (58 millimetres), and the several millimetres more head and leg room compared to the outgoing model.

The luggage compartment offers 380 liters of space in the basic configuration, with the capacity expanding to1220 litres with the 60:40 rear seats folded down.

The engines on offer on the Audi A3 will range from the 1.2litre 77kW TFSI engine to the 2.0litre 135kW TDI. However Audi will offer the A3 Sportback initially with a choice of three five engines, and increase the engine line-up over time. The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron with a powerful plug-in hybrid drive is also set for introduction in 2014.

All engines in the new Audi A3 Sportback are paired with a manual six-speed transmission. An S tronic transmission will also be available as an option with all engines.

Quattro permanent all-wheel drive featuring a newly developed multi-plate clutch will also be available as an option for the 1.8 TFSI and 2.0 TDI.

The new Audi A3 Sportback will begin appearing in German dealerships in February 2013.

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