German luxury car maker Audi will be bringing its A3 sedan to India on 7 August 2014.
Showcased earlier this year at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014, the new A3 sedan measures 4460mm in length, 1800mm in width, a wheelbase of 2640mm and is likely to be brought to India as CKD (Completely Knocked-down Unit) route. The A3 sedan will become India's most affordable luxury sedan when launched and will be pegged against Mercedes-Benz A-Class and BMW 1 Series.
Coming to the engine specifications of the upcoming A3 sedan, the Audi will be bringing both diesel and petrol variants of the coupe to India. In the international markets, the diesel version of the car is powered by a 2.0-litre TDI engine that can generate 150 bhp of power and 320 Nm of torque, and the petrol model comes with either a 1.4-litre TFSI engine or a 1.8-litre TFSI motor.
In India, the petrol model will be powered by 1.8L turbocharged inline four cylinder engine, which can churn out 177 HP @ 4500 rpm and 250 Nm of torque and the diesel model will come with 2.0 L TDI engine that can generate 141 HP and 320 Nm of torque. While petrol variant is expected to deliver a mileage of 16.60 kmpl, the diesel variant is impressive with 20.38 kmpl.
As far as the styling and the features are concerned, the new Audi A3 shares similarities with the company's other A-series sedan lineup. Expected to come with an ample leg room and exciting features, the new Audi A3 is likely to carry a price tag around ₹22-23 lakh for the base variant and ₹27 lakh for the top-end model. The car will accommodate bi-xenon headlamps with day-time-running LEDs, climate control, rear view camera and panoramic sunroof. The company is expected to commence the bookings for the A3 sedan soon.
Audi's current portfolio in India includes A4, A6, A8 in the passenger car segment (S6 and S4 in the performance versions of these sedans), Q3, Q5 and Q7 in the SUV segment and R8, V8 and R8 Spyder in the sports car category.