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A new Audi to fill the shoe left by the overgrown A4 ?

By SYF77 on 05 Mar 2011

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10 years ago, the sedan range of German automaker Audi was simply the A4, A6 and A8. In recent years, it has expanded to include the A5 sportback and A7. If that is not enough, Audi will unveil the A3 sedan concept at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The sketch above refers.

The concept model measures 4.44 meters (length) by 1.84 meters (width) by 1.39 meters (height). The length of the concept car is approximately that of an A4 two generations ago. This brings the question - Is there a need to grow the A4 so much (current generation stands at 4.7m in length) that a smaller sedan needs to be built to satisfy the market that it vacated? This is a waste of company’s R&D resources in my opinion. However, not only Audi is guilty of it. Just look at the Honda City and Toyota Vios.

Anyway, under the hood of the concept, power comes from a turbocharged five-cylinder engine that produces 402 hp. It is connected to a seven-speed S tronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive. I do see the possibility of more “conservative” engines in the production model such as the turbocharged and twin-charged 1.4 TSI.

4.44 meters is a proper length of a compact luxury sedan, not one that is over 4.7m. If my finances allow, I would rather pick the A3 sedan over the A4.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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