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Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by DaveW, Mar 30, 2013.
Any idea when this will be available, the wife wants one?
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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!