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    New A3 Info

    Can't see this anywhere but sorry if been seen already!

    The Tech in the new A3 looks amazing!

    New Audi A3: Full story | News | Auto Express

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    sounds interesting...

    some interesting points from the article:

    The platform also gives the A3 a 23mm-longer wheelbase and 50mm-longer body, allowing the front axle to be pushed 40mm further forward, which will give better balance and dynamics.

    The A3 will initially be offered with three engines – all revised versions of existing ones. Kicking off the range will be the 121bhp 1.4-litre TFSI. It will be joined by the 177bhp 1.8 TFSI (from the A5) and 147bhp 2.0 diesel TDI. All have seen weight reductions – with the 1.4-litre shedding 21kg – and are fitted with stop-start.



    To begin with, the diesel and 1.8-litre TFSI get a seven-speed DSG box, with the 1.4-litre TFSI manual-only until later in the year. Quattro versions of the larger-engined A3 arrive by year end.


    A plug-in hybrid is also being considered – it’s most likely to be mated to the 1.4 TFSI – while an electric version will appear in 2014 after the launch of the new Sportback, Cabriolet and the first-ever A3 saloon.

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    Yeah very interesting.... I am still happy I stuck with the older shape as a new car but the Tech in the new one looks amazing!
    Currently Driving - 2012 White 3 Door A3 170 Quattro Black Edition with loads of toys! - It's here and I love it!

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    Orange seats look hideous but the rest of the car looks amazing

    Did anyone else notice the missing traditional handbrake, instead it has a button.
    I have seen this on a friends Insignia, he said the mechanisms are prone to failure but i am sure Audi will have a completely reliable system in place.

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    Yeah I did notice the button for the hand brake, we have a new Laguna at work as a pool car and it has one. It hasn't failed yet.... something wrong about pressing a button though in my head. A pull of a leave makes me feel like it's done something!

    The seats are horrible but sure they will look nice in a normal not so bright colour.

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