The S3 Sedan was not the only car unveiled by Audi at the 2013 New York Auto Show as the German manufacturer also revealed the 2014 A3 Sedan. Ok, the design is not new to us as the A3 Sedan was previewed by a concept version, but we have to admit that the car looks real good. The four-door car has a 2.64 meter (8.66 ft) long wheelbase and an overall length of 4.46 meters (14.63 ft).
At the rear, the spoiler was integrated in the trunk lid and the lights emphasize the car’s horizontal lines with their broad and low cuts. Just like any other model from Audi, the LED technology is available as an option. The new A3 Sedan lineup will also include two new basic engines. The 2.0 TDI produces 110 kW (150 hp) and develops 320 Nm (236.02 lb-ft) of torque.
It accelerates the A3 Sedan from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 8.7 seconds and takes it to a top speed of 220 km/h (136.70 mph). Its combined fuel consumption is 4.1 liters per 100 km (57.37 US mpg) – for a CO2 equivalent of 108 grams per km (172.20 g/mile). The 1.4 TFSI engine delivers 140 hp (103 kW) and 250 Nm (184.39 lb-ft). The 1.4-liter TFSI has a combined fuel consumption of just 4.7 liters fuel per 100 km (50.05 US mpg); its CO2 emissions are 109 grams per km (175.42 g/mile). Moreover, the 1.4 TFSI is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 8.4 seconds, while the top speed is limited at 213 km/h (132.35 mph).
The 1.8 TFSI engine produces 132 kW (180 hp) and 250 Nm (184.39 lb-ft) of torque. The models powered by this engine is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/g (62 mph) in 7.3 seconds and has a top speed of 235 km/h (146.02 mph). Its combined fuel consumption is 5.6 liters per 100 km (42.00 US mpg), equivalent to 129 grams CO2 per km (207.61 g/mile). Depending on the engine, either a manual six-speed transmission or the S tronic is used. Inside, we find the same design from the A3 hatchback, which means that nothing was changed. Pricing starts at 25,000 euros for the 1.4 TFSI-powered model, in Germany of course.