Geneva 11' Preview: Audi A3 Sedan Concept Sketches Released…Packs 408 HP

It’s been known for a while that Audi intends on releasing a sedan version of its next-generation A3. Audi has just released a few sketches of the A3 sedan concept that will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

The A3 concept is a preview of what the next A3 will look like. It packs five-cylinder engine with 408 horsepower that is mated to a seven speed S tronic transmission and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system.

Expect more info in two weeks.

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Audi presents A3 concept in Geneva

-Attractive concept car as a four-seater notchback sedan
-Five-cylinder, 300 kW (408 hp) turbocharged engine with quattro drive
-Based on the successor to the Audi A3

Audi will present an attractive technological concept car based on the coming generation of the Audi A3 at the 81st International Geneva Motor Show in early March 2011. The four-seater notchback sedan offers a glimpse of the future expansion of the A3 family.

The sporty yet elegant design of the Audi A3 concept integrates the single-frame grille with its tapered upper corners and headlights with the latest generation of LED technology. The low, flowing roof dome and a coupe-like, low C pillar are among the defining features of the side view.

The Audi A3 concept is 4.44 meters (14.57 feet) long, 1.84 meters (6.04 feet) wide and just 1.39 meters (4.56 feet) high. These proportions emphasize the dynamism of the car’s appearance, as do the performance figures for the drive unit. The five-cylinder turbocharged engine has a power output of 300 kW (408 hp). It distributes its power to all four wheels through a seven-speed S tronic transmission and permanent all-wheel drive.