Audi A3 sedan spied in India: Sportback gets new 1.6L TDI, delivers 31 kmpl
Looking very much like the current A4, the most affordable of Audi sedans, A3 is offered in three petrol powered options and one diesel. In petrol, you have the 1.4L TFSI generating, 140 hp and 250 Nm torque, 1.8L TFSI generating 180 hp and 250 Nm torque, and a 2.0L TFSI with about 200 hp. Diesel version features 2.0L mill with 150 hp and 320 Nm torque.
Though these options are for Europe, India will get slightly different one’s. For petrol, we might get the 1.8L TFSI with 170 hp seen on the current A4, and the new 2.0L diesel which will feature on the Q3S with 140 hp. To keep costs down, Audi India might also offer the A3 as CKD with a manual transmission. Spy shot here is credit to Indian Autos Blog. Compared to the A3 sedan (above), you can notice the minute differences, compared to the A4 sedan (below). These include slopier roof, shorter front, and bigger fuel tank lid.
Apart from this, Audi has given the A3 sportback an all new 1.6l diesel engine. Audi A3 1.6 TDI Ultra consumes 3.2 liter of diesel per 100 kms, or 31.25 kmpl. This means that drivers will be able to drive a distance of 932.06 miles on a 13.21 gallon tank of fuel. The car goes on sale across Germany from September priced at €25,197 (US $33,500).
The Audi A3 Ultra is being offered in either three door or five door options and is the first of an ultra line to be launched. Ultra expresses the brands commitment to systematic sustainability both where product and production is concerned.
Weighing 2,656 lbs, the Audi Ultra A3 can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 10.5 seconds and reach a top speed of approximately 200 kmph. Auto emissions are also low, standing at just 85 g/km. The vehicle possesses a 50 liter fuel tank and a driving range of over 1,500 kms. Made of lightweight material and seen with lower ground clearance adds to the vehicle aerodynamics. The company will also be launching the Ultra version of TFSI in due course.