2013 Audi A3 Hatchback Sheds a Few Pounds: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

2013 Audi A3 Hatchback Sheds a Few Pounds: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Completely redesigned for the 2013 model year, the three-door Audi A3 has been revealed on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show. The A3 will be made available in the European market with engine choices of a 1.4L TFSI, 1.8L TFSI, and 2.0L TDI.

With the help of the new “Audi ultra” lightweight technology, the new A3 weighs in 176 lbs lighter than its outgoing predecessor. The 1.4L TFSI engine will have 122-hp, while the 1.8L TFSI will sport 180-hp. The turbodiesel powerplant will have 143-hp from its 2.0L offering. The German automaker also announced that the new powerplants average a 12-percent improvement in fuel efficiency.

Both the 1.4L TFSI and 2.0L TDI are mated to a six-speed manual transmission while the 1.8L features a seven-speed S tronic, twin-clutch transmission. Audi hopes to expand its engine lineup in the A3 with an efficient 1.6L TDI debuting later in 2012.

Pricing of the new A3 Hatchback will start at around $30,150 (£19,000) with deliveries in Europe beginning in September.

Audi is expected to deliver a sedan version of the A3 for North America.

GALLERY: 2013 Audi A3 Hatchback


  • MKT

    Show me the US versions….

  • FJLM

    It’s a nice elegant car, although I can’t help but feel a little bit dissapointed.

    There’s nothing wrong with it, but I waited so long hoping that they would do a mayor improvement in the outside of the car. I was expecting something similar to what was shown on the Geneva 2011 show. Now that was an a3 I instantly felt in love with =(

    I was more than willing to spend my money in a car like that, but seems I will have to deal with an a3 that looks just like all the others.