Geneva 2011: four-door Audi A3 concept
408bhp quattro saloon to make world debut at Geneva motor show. Next RS3?
Posted: 21 Feb 2011
Audi has released teaser sketches of a four-door concept A3 set to debut at the Geneva motor show.
The four-seater ‘notchback' saloon is said to "offer a glimpse of the future expansion of the A3 family", and comes complete with a five-cylinder turbocharged engine developing 408bhp.
This power gets squirreled away to all four wheels via a seven-speed S tronic auto ‘box, and while performance figures haven't been released for the concept, expect a 0-62mph time of around four seconds.
The concept measures 4,440mm long - 300mm shorter than the A4 saloon - and 1,390mm high, and continues Audi's new-found hobby of plugging every available motoring niche. Considering the 'new' Audi RS3 Sportback hasn't even been launched (properly) yet, is it already out-of-date? And which niche will Ingolstadt target next?