This month at the Paris Motor Show, German carmaker Audi will present a new redesigned A3 series, the 2013 Sportback. In terms of styling, customers can choose to have the S-Line package that offers special bumpers, larger alloys and different spoilers. The five-door model is longer than the three-door version and as consequence, the legroom was increased. The luggage compartment has 380 liters capacity on the basic configuration, but it can grow to 1.220 if the seats are folded down.
In terms of engines, the European customers will have the possibility to choose between one TDI and two TFSI. The first one is the 1.6-liter TDI diesel equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission which enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.9 seconds and to reach a top speed of 194 km/h. The output was not made public. The diesel range also has other 2.0-liter engines. One of them produces 148 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque. it enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds and to reach a top speed of 213 km/h. The other one produces 181 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque. This variant of the 2.0-liter enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds and to reach a top speed of 232 km/h. It uses 4.3-liters of fuel / 100 km and the CO2 emission level is 111 g/km. The petrol range starts with a 1.2-liter TFSI capable of generating 104 horsepower and 175 Nm of torque. It features a dual-clutch S Tronic and enables the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.7 seconds and to reach a top speed of 193 km/h. The average fuel consumption is 4.9-liters per 100 km and the CO2 emissions 114 g/km.
Next on the list is a 1.4-liter TFSI 4-cylinder engine capable of producing 121 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque. This output helps the model accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.3 seconds and to reach a top speed of 203 km/h. The new Audi A3 Sportback will go on sale in Europe at the beginning of next year. Germany will be the first market it hits. The base price was established at EUR22.500.
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