The firm has unveiled another modification of fresh CD – this time in the sedan.
The debut was only virtual. However, kicked off the premiere of the new “Troika” is also only in the Network: initially, Audi is expected to showcase one of their key new products at the Geneva motor show, but that, as we know, was cancelled.
The four-door Audi A3, meanwhile, was a copy of the A3 Sportback only half – about to the middle pillars. The sedan has got a completely new design back (made, however, with a diligent observance of the canons, given chetyrehdverny older models), and along the way the engineers managed to optimize the aerodynamic picture. The coefficient of air resistance is 0.25 – 0.04 better than the predecessor.
Slightly changed the dimensions. Sedans were about 15 cm longer than the actual piatigorski and 4 cm – sedan of the previous generation, but the wheelbase is not changed. Remained the same, oddly enough, and the Luggage capacity, which amounts to 425 litres (the hatch – 380 l). Growth in other areas was even more modest: in the width of the new sedan added 2 cm, height 1 cm. However, in the Audi claim that over the heads of the front passengers immediately added 2 inches, as the chairs are now set a little lower than previously.
The interior is decorated similarly chetyrehdverki Audi A3 Sportback and similarly focused primarily on the driver. In the basic equipment of the model include a 10.1-inch monitor multimedia system and 10.25-inch virtual tidy, and for a fee the machine can be provided with a 12.3-inch instrument panel with customizable layout, data display and projection display.
She multimedica built on ten times more powerful hardware, provides access to many online services, connecting to the Internet via a Wi-Fi hotspot, interaction with smartphones on the protocols Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the voice assistant Alexa from Amazon and much more. Even mentions Audi connect key – the ability to do without the ignition key, replacing it with a smartphone. Expanded the list of driving assistants, which together now represent the autopilot 2 level of autonomy.
At the start of sales of a sedan Audi A3 will have three motor choices. Basic will be version 35 TFSI with 150-HP-liter turbo engine and six-speed mechanics. Modification with the robot the same engine will be installed accompanied by a 48-volt starter-generator that provides up to 50 additional newtonmetres. In addition, will offer a two-liter diesel engine of similar power, but he is manual transmission already relies.
A little later the market will come more affordable sedan, with a 116-horsepower version of the same diesel and three-cylinder petrol turbo engine volume of one liter that develops 110 HP (it will also be available as a “mild” hybrid with a seven-speed robot). The prospects are also all-wheel drive version of the car with a full hybrid installations as well as “hot” versions of the S3 and RS 3, which will receive, according to rumors, the turbo engine with recoil 310 and 400 HP respectively.
As for the suspension, already at the start of sales of Audi will provide the opportunity to choose and suspension. The kit remains the traditional standard spring, a sports version and the version with adaptive shock absorbers, but the company said that the sedan was overall more comfortable and more accurate in control and the Audi Drive Select system now involves a more noticeable difference between the settings of the damping elements in different modes.
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Orders for new European Audi dealers will start to accept already in the end of the month, and a full sales start in the summer. Version of the A3 35 TFSI is estimated in the initial 29 800 euros, for chetyrehdverki with a three-cylinder engine will ask for a little less – 27 700 euros.