Mar 30, 2013
Any idea when this will be available, the wife wants one?
The new A3 Sportback with the 1.2 engine is not available in Germany (where you would expect to see it first), so I suspect it will not be offered as an option in the UK.
Strange as I read somewhere that this was going to be one of the initial release engines.
That will be gutless!
It has 105ps - same as the outgoing 1.6 model
According to Audi Latested News dated Feb 26, 2013
Ordering is possible now for three-door versions, and will become available for five-door Sportback versions in the summer. First deliveries of three-door versions will begin in May. More details available at:
Petrol or diesel? New 57mpg Audi A3 TFSI makes the decision even harder < Latest news < About Audi < Audi UK
With regards performance the following is stated:
Thanks to ample 105 PS and 175 Nm outputs, economy isnât the only string to their bow â the six-speed manual version reaches 62 mph from rest 0.7 seconds quicker than its predecessor at 10.3 seconds without compromising efficiency â CO2 output is now 13 g/km less than before at 114 g/km.
Finally a petrol with good mpg, but more than 65bhp! However, if the engine is made to be lightweight as the press release suggests, it might be a very noisy and ticky engine!
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