AUDI unveils A3 sedanimage courtesy AUDI AG

 

 

 

AUDI has followed up on their successful A3 hatchback model – which originally entering production in 1996 – with the introduction of a premium compact four-door: the AUDI A3 sedan. slated to be released later this summer, the limousine will feature typical german engineering and dynamic proportions, which combine classic notchback styling with the sweeping lines of a convertible-like roof. boasting upwards to 300 horsepower with the S3 variation, the saloon is capable of reaching 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.9 seconds when paired with a 2.0 TFSI engine and six-speed S tronic transmission.

 

 

AUDI A3 on the roadvideo © AUDI AG

 

 

as with all AUDIs, the single-frame radiator grille is the primary design element up front. the bumpers, which terminate in striking horizontal contours, as well as large air inlets underscore the width of the A3 sedan. its flat roof line terminates at the c-pillar and merges seamlessly with the shoulder line.

 

 

2015 AUDI A3 sedanAUDI A3 sedan – 3/4 front passenger viewimage courtesy AUDI AG

 

 

wedge-shaped headlights featuring a wave-shaped lower edge impart a determined appearance to this model. in the optional xenon plus modules, LED daytime running lights form visually uniform contours of light at the upper and lower sections. the turn signal is in the tapered inner corner underneath a chromed strip.

 

 

2015 AUDI A3 sedanAUDI A3 sedan – 3/4 rear passenger viewimage courtesy AUDI AG

 

 

bearing a classic jet design, four large round air vents are a feature typical of compact AUDI models. their air flow is adjusted by pulling on the central axis, which adjusts the air flow from broadly dispersed and draft-free to a focused stream.

 

 

2015 AUDI A3 sedanwedge-shaped headlights featuring a wave-shaped lower edge impart a determined appearanceimage courtesy AUDI AG

 

 

 

2015 AUDI A3 sedandetail of LED taillightsimage courtesy AUDI AG

 

 

the roomy interior of this sporty four-door car is refined and straightforward. its instrument panel is lean; the center console is slightly angled toward the driver. top-of-the-line options include a bang & olufsen sound system and MMI navigation plus system, where the latter’s ultra-sleek 7-inch screen extends electronically from the instrument panel. passengers can use their mobile devices thanks to a WLan hotspot integrated within AUDI connect, where the driver benefits from customized internet services integral to the integrated system. services range from navigation via google earth images and google street view, even online traffic information with capabilities to get real-time feedback on facebook and twitter.

 

 

2015 AUDI A3 sedaninterior cockpit outfitted with milano leather and a combination of pearl nappa leatherimage courtesy AUDI AG

 

 

in addition, the AUDI connect service features a parking-space locator, providing information on parking spaces, multi-level parking facilities and underground garages.

 

 

canadian born, german based designer dany garand points out the design aspectsvideo © designboom

 

 

AUDI A3 sedan driving scenesvideo courtesy AUDI AG

 

 

2015 AUDI A3 sedan

front 3/4 passenger view – design sketchimage courtesy AUDI AG

2015 AUDI A3 sedan

rear 3/4 driver view – design sketchimage courtesy AUDI AG