After few sketches, Audi unveiled today the all-new A3 Sedan Concept, a four-seat notchback sedan that previews the next-generation A3. As you may know already, the new car is powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine (found also on the TT-RS) delivering an impressive 300 kW (408 hp) and 500 Nm (368.78 lb-ft).
The engine pushes the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.1 seconds and top a top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph). Still, the concept needs only 9.1 liters of fuel per 100 km (25.85 US mpg) and emits 212 grams CO2 per km (341.18 g/mile).
The engine is mated to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. As expected, the power is transmitted to the road via the quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The A3 Concept measures 4.44 meters (14.57 ft) long and 1.84 meters (6.04 ft) wide, but just 1.39 meters (4.56 ft) high.
Regarding the design we can say that is quite impressive and continues the typical Audi language of sporty elegance. The design is completed by the new 20-inch wheels wrapped in 245/30 tires at the front and rear. Regarding the chassis, Audi says that the new concept uses a chassis derived from the current RS 3 Sportback, which means that it is fully capable of handling the power from the drive system at all times.