Audi has been testing the A3 sedan in India for quite some time now and reports of the first test mule spotted surfaced late last year. This time around we spotted one testing near Powai in Mumbai.
The A3 sedan will be Audi’s bet at the fast growing entry-level luxury segment. The car will feature well appointed interiors and a choice of powertrains. It will be launched shortly in the coming months. Audi has also announced that the A3 will be their first offering in India which will be assembled right from the word go.
The A3 sedan will be offered in petrol and diesel variants. The petrol variant will be powered by the 1.8-litre TFSI unit producing 168bhp and 320Nm; and the diesel variant will get the 2.0-litre TDI mill with an output of 141bhp and 320Nm. A seven-speed DSG gearbox will transmit the power to the front wheels.
The A3 will come laden with all the goodies one can expect from an Audi at an affordable price. There are rumours that Audi may also bring in a stripped down version to price the car aggressively. The car will compete with the upcoming Mercedes CLA sedan in India which is also slated for a launch this year.