2015 Audi A3 to Make LA Auto Show Debut

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2015 Audi A3 will finally make its North American debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show this week.

The compact sedan is aimed to compete against the new Mercedes-Benz CLA. Starting from $30,885 the 2015 Audi A3 sedan will come with a panoramic glass sunroof, leather seating surfaces and bi-xenon headlights.

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The standard engine on the Audi A3 sedan will be a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 170 hp, while a trio of 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines will be available as an option: a pair of gasoline engines and a sole diesel option. The diesel will output 150 hp while the S3 is expected to have around 300 hp. The German automaker is expected to share more details on the available powerplants when the vehicle makes its debut at the 2013 LA Auto Show.

Joining the sedan model at the show will be the Audi A3 e-tron, a plug-in hybrid that appeals to the hatchback fans.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Nov 18, 2013

    That 1.8T is one sick dog of an engine. Not even 100HP/liter? For God's sake; Scion's N/A flat 4 returns 100HP/L