Audi developing A3 sedan for 2012 launch
The A3 was until now available only in hatchback form. With the sedan version Audi will be able to offer the A3 in many new markets where it would be pegged below the A4 sedan. Audi has released a sketch of the A3 sedan concept (pictured) which shows it bearing Audi’s new family look with an aggressive fascia, taut exterior styling and a coupe like roof line.
The A3 sedan concept is powered by a five-cylinder 408bhp turbocharged engine which is mated to a Quattro all-wheel drive system and could form the new RS3. Internationally the A3 sedan will launch in the second half of 2012 but its Middle East entry plans are not yet known.