The 2011 Audi A3 Sportback unveiled today

Posted on Thursday, 8 April 2010 , 18:04:40 byAlina

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The 2011 Audi A3 Sportback unveiled today

Here's a car that's not changing, at least much, for the near future Audi A3.

We can talk about some minor changes on the exterior such as: high-gloss black paint on the single-frame grille element, B-pillar trim, reshaped side mirrors and chrome strips on the door handles and a new diffuser insert with eye-catching separating edge.

Inside, Audi added dials with a gray background, a flat-bottomed leather sports steering wheel, a new gear selector for the S tronic transmission, black surrounds for the air vents and a high-gloss trim for the optional navigation system plus. Aluminum-look inserts and switches finish the updates.

The engine range for the U.S. is expected to remain the same, with the A3 2.0 TFSI model rated at 200 horsepower and the TDI model rated at the same 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet as last year. The European model, S3, comes with the 265-horsepower 2.0-liter TFSI engine rated at 170 horsepower.

Sales will begin in the early summer.