Geneva 2011: Audi A3 Concept Revealed With Turbocharged 5-Cylinder

Geneva 2011: Audi A3 Concept Revealed With Turbocharged 5-Cylinder

The Audi A3 might be a fancy Golf in its current form, but the Audi A3 Concept shown at the Geneva Auto Show is a complete 180 from that formula.

Packing a 408-horsepower 5-cylinder engine and a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox, the A3 sedan has more in common with the fearsome Audi Quattros of yesterday than the compact hatchback of this decade. The A3’s 4-door sedan bodystyle has grown to within half a foot of the bigger A4 in terms of length, perhaps a concession to North American tastes, or perhaps because so much power in a short wheelbase car would make an early Porsche 911 look like a docile handling tourer. Audi’s MMI media interface system also makes an appearance but please, don’t take your eyes off the road in a car this quick.

GALLERY: Audi A3 Sedan

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  • russell ruparanganda

    I think this small audi is a brilliant answer to the bmw one series.Conservative buyers looking for something less obvious on the road will take the bait .

  • billy

    more over-priced mass produced german trash. the new american made caddy coupe will crap all over these. we’re putting out some great cars now. lets support them and stop feeding the eu.