Audi A3 Sportback: 2012 Paris Auto Show

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Audi A3 Sportback

: 2012 Auto Show

After the new Audi A3 Sportback‘s in spy shots since this we now see the official production version–but we get this car here in the U.S. to Audi USA corporate communications Brad Stertz. Instead, get the just-for-us A3 sedan .

European engine options a 1.2-liter TFSI, a 1.4-liter a 1.6-liter TDI, a 2.0-liter and a 1.8-liter TFSI. The latter two are the interesting, combining a fair of sport with a reasonable of efficiency. The 2.0-liter diesel 184 horsepower and a stout 280 pound-feet of certainly enough to feel and quick on wide-open American with a stated 0-62 mph of 7.4 seconds.

It’s fuel-efficient, at 54.7 U.S. mpg.

The 1.8 TFSI gasoline engine 180 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, enabling a slightly quicker run to 62 mph of 7.3 while still scoring 42 mpg. Gear changes are by either a manual six-speed or a dual-clutch option with six or seven gears, depending on the pairing.

The real hook the A3 Sportback, however, is the five-door that’s packaged around engines. If the form factor familiar, that’s as it should be: the car we simply as the A3 is very similar. new version, however, is up to 188 pounds than the previous five-door A3, in at just 2,656 pounds–a light figure for a car of its class; lighter than the Scion

Audi gets there the A3 Sportback through the use of high- and steels and aluminum body and castings. Improving efficiency all about shedding weight, and the new A3 Sportback gets a drag of 0.30–fair, but not amazing–to help it through the air.

For those with sport on the however, a pair of sport offer 15 or 25 mm lowering, respectively, and stiffer roll rates and damping.

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In the console, Audi’s latest MMI handles the media and navigation powered by an Nvidia Tegra T-20 graphics processor. of either 5.8 inches or 7 inches are with MMI. The top version of the includes 60 GB of onboard storage for a DVD drive, and whole-word voice

An optional Bang Olufsen system rated at 705 watts 5.1 channels over 14 speakers a step up for the audiophiles.

We could go on about the A3 Sportback’s Connect WLAN hotspot Google Earth access, or Picturebook Navigation, but it would get us riled up for what we can’t

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