2008 Audi A3 TDI Clubsport Quattro concept review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 17 May 2008 , 17:05:59 byVeronica

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Audi A3 TDI Clubsport Quattro concept

German carmaker Audi has developed the new Audi A3 TDI Clubsport Quattro Concept equipped with a 2.0-liter TDI engine capable of developing 224 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds and to reach a top speed of 149 mph. Exterior components such as the large DTM-look rear spoiler and the bolt-on wheel arch extensions give the car a dynamic air, while the racing bucket seats and open gear lever gate in aluminum form the highlights of the interior. The carmaker offered a 6-speed transmission and the Quattro all-wheel drive system to transfer the output to the 20-inch wheels. The model has an incredible design that sets it apart from the standard production Audi A3. The color scheme is an allusion to the colors of the Austrian national flag. The single-frame grille has grown which also entailed modifications to the engine hood. The front bumper incorporates large air intakes, together with a blade section that juts a long way forwards and, which is slightly raised in the center. The modified front fenders feature bolt-on wheel arch extensions. The doors and the rear side sections have received a new, boldly contoured flare at the bottom. The tinted glass used for the rear windows gives the model yet greater visual presence. Modifications have also been carried out to the tail light assemblies. The most striking impression is made by the spoiler atop the rear window that bears a close resemblance to the part featured on the new A4 race car from the German Touring Car Masters. The 4-cylinder power unit already complies with the limits of the Euro 5 emissions standard, which is not due to come into force until September 2010 and whose foremost aim is to cut NOx emissions.