Audi has revealed the 2013 A3 Sportback ahead of a Paris 2012 debut, the five door version of the new A3.
The new Audi A3 is only just arriving in the UK, but now Audi has revealed the more practical, family oriented A3 – the new Audi A3 Sportback.
The new A3 Sportback is bigger than both the new A3 – by 35mm – and the old A3 Sportback – by 58mm – and it get a bigger boot than both – 380 litres with the seats up and 1220 litre with the seats down.
There’s not a lot to say about how it looks, because it looks just like the new A3 with an extra pair of doors and a set of roof rails, but that extra length does mean a small amount more legroom in the back. The A3 Sportback also comes with a decent interior and the same engine options as its three-door sibling.
From launch there will be a choice of just one diesel and two petrol engines. The 2.0 litre TDI, 1.4 litre TFSI and 1.9 litre TFSI in SE, Sport or S-Line spec are on offer firts, but Audi will be adding more engine options including the 1.2 litre TFSI with 103bhp.
Further down the line we can expect an S3 Sportback and a new model called the TCNG which gets 107bhp and runs on ‘Audi e-gas’, a fuel Audi intends to produce in a sustainable manner.
The 2013 Audi A3 is £620 more than the 3-door A3, so expect to pay from £19,825 for the entry-level 1.4 TFSI and £27,180 for the – for now – range topping Audi A3 Sportback 1.8 TFSI S Line.