Audi’s all-new A3 TDI Sportback, which debuted at the New York International Auto Show on April 16, is set to arrive in North America in the summer of 2015.
The A3 TDI Sportback is a premium, compact hatchback that pairs fuel efficiency and coupe-like looks with the utility of a crossover. Its engineering and advanced features offer performance and functionality along with advanced technology and driving dynamics.
The A3 TDI Sportback will join the newly launched all-new A3 family, which will be introduced over the next 18 months—the Audi A3 Sedan, Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 TDI clean diesel sedan, the high-performance S3 Sedan and the A3 Sportback e-tron gasoline electric hybrid (PHEV).
These vehicles are redefining the standards of the entry level premium market with new innovative technologies and the detailed craftsmanship found in larger flagship Audi sedans.
In addition to advanced technology, the Audi A3 TDI Sportback will offer the consumer the fuel efficiency of the Audi TDI clean diesel powertrain. This will include a 150-horsepower 2.0 TDI clean diesel mated to the standard 6-speed S tronic transmission. This transmission provides the driver immense shifting flexibility, with smooth, dynamic acceleration and virtually no interruption to the power flow.
The A3 marks the first time that an A-segment vehicle will offer available features including MMI technology, Audi drive select, 4G LTE connectivity and Bang & Olufsen audio.
The new A3 family will feature the most advanced version of Audi connect, including picture navigation, read-aloud news headlines, Facebook and Twitter alerts, access to more than 7,000 Web radio stations, personalized RSS news feeds and more.
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