1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Leaked Official 2013 Audi A3 Photos

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ABYSS, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. ABYSS
    Offline

    ABYSS Andrew - Diesel Tuning UK Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    689
    Likes Received:
    234
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012
    #1
    FranA3, JNP, Digzz and 2 others like this.
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 22, 2014]

  3. lil_coz
    Offline

    lil_coz Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    1,641
    Likes Received:
    19
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    You know what? That's not bad. Slowly getting used to the rear lights. Still not a fan of the position of the sat Nav screen.

    Much better that I thought it was going to be though TBH.

    Infact, I'll say that that's a tidy looking motor!
    #2
  4. minimadmotorman
    Offline

    minimadmotorman Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    I really, really like that!
    #3
  5. crunchie
    Offline

    crunchie Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2009
    Messages:
    868
    Likes Received:
    64
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Nice outside. Not a fan of the dash AT ALL!! Centre console etc I do like however.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012
    #4
  6. Silky-S3
    Offline

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,397
    Likes Received:
    305
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Not bad, like the crease line on the side :)
    #5
  7. M88UES
    Offline

    M88UES Theres Never Enough Power

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2012
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    i like it, but the front grille are getting worse i think. they use to look so mean which is why i liked them in the 1st place. now its just too friendly looking ha ha
    #6
  8. audicruiser
    Offline

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2010
    Messages:
    1,863
    Likes Received:
    46
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Yep, I like it... I would buy one :yes:
    #7
  9. canham
    Offline

    canham Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2012
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Looks like an A1 once it's reached Puberty.....
    #8
  10. h5djr
    Online

    h5djr Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    Messages:
    7,519
    Likes Received:
    573
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Agreed, I like the look of it. Again not over keen on the pop-up screen in the centre of the dash but this is the way Audi are going at the moment. It's similar to the A1 and the new Q3 so it's no great surprise. I think I could live with it. So perhaps my next car, after the one that has just arrived in the country today, will be yet another A3 but a Sportback version when it becomes available.
    #9
  11. 3DTDi
    Offline

    3DTDi Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2011
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Yep, not bad, it is like a love child of the A1 and 8P
    #10
  12. *Müllërz
    Offline

    *Müllërz REVOlutionary

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    479
    Likes Received:
    5
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    I hope the s versions look more aggresive...when is the sportback going to be launched?
    #11
  13. MartayMcFly
    Online

    MartayMcFly Well-Known Member Regional Rep VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,663
    Likes Received:
    299
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Meh...
    #12
  14. Coling
    Online

    Coling Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    39
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Think they went to the Porsche school of design, looks very samey, like a larger A1.
    Looks alright but hardly ground breaking.
    #13
  15. Digzz
    Offline

    Digzz "Started From The Bottom" VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,404
    Likes Received:
    67
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Now these pics look lovely.... I quite like it....The fact that it also has the same alloy wheels As my current A3 I have at the moment has put a big smile on my face :). Hopefully it will come with these alloys standard when it comes out and I'll wont have to change my alloys for years to come:).

    Maybe not thou....who knows.
    I'm loving the orange and black leather seats with orange stitching .... Lovely:wub:. I'm missing the round fog lights thou...Ain't feeling the square ones...:noway:. Loving the rear lights ....reminds me of the Audi a6 avant rear lights.

    Still ain't feeling the wing mirrors ...But after time I think they will grow on me.....

    9/10 for me .......
    #14
  16. PaulAr
    Online

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,066
    Likes Received:
    179
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Like all of it.

    Wonder if water still p!sses into the cabin when you drop the windows after a shower.
    :think:
    #15
    canham likes this.
  17. h5djr
    Online

    h5djr Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    Messages:
    7,519
    Likes Received:
    573
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    As I understand it, in about 12 months time.
    #16
  18. pinterovski
    Offline

    pinterovski Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2010
    Messages:
    667
    Likes Received:
    88
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    :puke2:That's what i think about new A3!!!
    #17
  19. Lensey
    Offline

    Lensey Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2011
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Looks too much like the A1, although it will be good to see it in the paint.
    #18
  20. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,161
    Likes Received:
    688
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Like the look of it so far! Will await to see in the flesh :wub:
    #19
  21. sting3rr
    Offline

    sting3rr Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Looks alright from the outside, but the dashboard looks terrible compared to the existing set up with the sat nav built in.
    #20
  22. MartayMcFly
    Online

    MartayMcFly Well-Known Member Regional Rep VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,663
    Likes Received:
    299
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Why is the nav not cowled like in an A4?
    #21
  23. A13
    Offline

    A13 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    I like..
    #22
  24. rOb_A
    Offline

    rOb_A Active Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,488
    Likes Received:
    63
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    i like it. not too big a change from the current model but a fresh update. intereted to see/know what the shadow line is towards the bottom of the door. also noticed there is no protection strip on the door panels. lets hope all models get the DRL's!! the revised A5 ones look ver nice :wub:
    #23
  25. willowsdad
    Offline

    willowsdad Sideways

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2011
    Messages:
    1,022
    Likes Received:
    24
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Mmmm! I'm still undecided. Better than the first pics, but again I'm not a fan of the screen. I think they should shelve the 2 piece back lights and save them for the sportback. Loving the front and the door crease though. Now we need to know what it'll look like in sepang with the alu pack.
    #24
  26. a3tdi2001
    Offline

    a3tdi2001 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    11
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Very, very nice. Makes the 8P look like something Barney Rubble would knock about in:)
    #25
  27. James.Asbri
    Offline

    James.Asbri Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2009
    Messages:
    1,180
    Likes Received:
    18
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    This will cost me money! That in Sepang.... Lovely!
    #26
  28. h5djr
    Online

    h5djr Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    Messages:
    7,519
    Likes Received:
    573
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    All models will get DRLs as the are required by law but I doubt will all get LED DRLs. Probably the same setup as existing with them being standard on some models and options on the others. At least that way purchasers get the choice because not everyone likes the LEDs.
    #27
  29. Helifella
    Online

    Helifella Flying low level

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    385
    Likes Received:
    47
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Love the exterior bring on the SB BE

    Oh AAAAAnd it's got useable cupholders LOL
    #28
  30. nally
    Offline

    nally MPG the new BPH

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,098
    Likes Received:
    31
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    new sportback a saloon ?
    #29
  31. MartayMcFly
    Online

    MartayMcFly Well-Known Member Regional Rep VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,663
    Likes Received:
    299
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    No, they're calling that a 'notchback'. There's going to be a Mini Countryman style softroader (somewhere below an Q3), and a pick-up too. And a Sportback AND Avant. Not really, but there is meant to be like 6 variants.
    #30
  32. MartayMcFly
    Online

    MartayMcFly Well-Known Member Regional Rep VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,663
    Likes Received:
    299
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Pretty sure DRLs are coming in as legal requirements for 2012/13 models, aren't they?
    #31
  33. nally
    Offline

    nally MPG the new BPH

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,098
    Likes Received:
    31
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    thanks for the info
    but they are stupid ( not you )
    #32
  34. MartayMcFly
    Online

    MartayMcFly Well-Known Member Regional Rep VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,663
    Likes Received:
    299
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Only the saloon being called 'notchback' is actual info, I made the others up. I think it's a 3dr, cabrio, sportback and notchback (so 2, 3, 4 and 5 dr).
    #33
    nally likes this.
  35. Gregzy88
    Offline

    Gregzy88 A3 Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2011
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Wow this is what i will be trading in for in 2 years time. Love it!!
    #34
  36. jerseypaul
    Offline

    jerseypaul Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    28
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Looks like a large A1
    #35
  37. Ash187
    Offline

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    6,554
    Likes Received:
    409
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    not liking the look of the inside. the dash looks too plain and ugly... the sat nav pop up looks tacky and the passenger side just looks like a bit off a park bench.
    the outside is ok but just looks like a bigger A1... its lost its muscular lines and looks more feminine now
    lets see what it comes out like
    #36
  38. MTRL
    Offline

    MTRL Split Grill!

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2011
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    52
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Im a bit indifferent about it at the mo, these pics haven't blown me away. Nice and modern looking but it needs to be a bit more aggressive! Still, I cant wait to see one driving around, im sure ill grow to love it.
    #37
  39. James.Asbri
    Offline

    James.Asbri Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2009
    Messages:
    1,180
    Likes Received:
    18
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    What model would you consider that to be? Sport?
    #38
  40. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,145
    Likes Received:
    246
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    yeah i like that , loving the front headlights exactly the same as the new A4/A5 etc.. and the rear lights too the same
    #39
  41. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,145
    Likes Received:
    246
    [Feb 22, 2012]
    does look like a sport i think james , wonder what the s-line would look like
    #40

Share This Page