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The New Audi A3 Preview

Welcome to the new Audi A3. And it's about time too.

By Stephen Turvil
Mar 07, 2011
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Welcome to the new Audi A3. And it's about time too, as the current version of this fashionable mile-muncher was introduced so long ago that a six-disk 'record player' is featured on the options list. Never mind though, the new generation's sleek lines and purposeful stance pulls this potential best seller into the wonderful world of MP3. So, let's turn-up the stereo and see what this stylish beauty has to offer.

The new Audi A3 sits one sector above the popular BMW 1 Series, and one below the ever-desirable 3 Series. It will be available in various body styles, including a super-stylish coupé-inspired three-door. Audi will also produce a more spacious five-door hatchback version for families, a curvaceous cabriolet for sun lovers, and a sleek saloon for the highly prized US market. Good stuff, something for everyone there.

The forthcoming A3 will be available with a new generation of refined engines. The most powerful will be the mighty 320bhp 2.5-litre five-cylinder petrol unit, which will be optional with every body style except the convertible. By contrast, the entry-level petrol version will be a 1.2-litre 105bhp machine, and diesel lovers will have various options including a 90bhp 1.6-litre. Not enough poke? How about a diesel powered 204bhp 2.0-litre?

German car lovers have been keenly anticipating the arrival of the new Audi A3 for some time. The wait is now almost over, and the latest incarnation looks set to be fantastic. Once launched, this lifestyle statement will offer image conscious motorists tremendous styling, entertaining handling, and better fuel consumption than the current model. Clearly, this emerging beauty was worth the wait. Goodbye analogue. Hello digital.

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By Stephen Turvil
Mar 07, 2011