2014 Audi A3 Sedan

German auto maker Audi is ready to take their already luxurious line of sedans to the next level. The 2014 Audi A3 Sedan is a four door vehicle equipped with fresh features, an upgraded performance capability, and of course Audi's impeccable interior design.

All of these elements are in hopes of providing a little extra to look at in the competitive luxury sedan market.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Sedan Base Price: NA
Dimensions
Length: 175.6 in. (446.0 cm) Wheel Base: 103.9 in. (263.9 cm)
Height: 55.9 in. (141.9 cm) Width: 70.9 in. (254 cm)
Curb Weight: 2756 lbs (1250 kg) Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 4 Cylinder TFSI Displacement: 1.4 Liter
Horsepower: 140 HP Max RPM: NA
Torque: 184 lb-ft Transmission: 6-Speed Manual or S-Tronic
0-62 mph: 8.4 seconds Maximum Speed: 132 mph (213 km/h)

Engine & Performance

Europe and Germany will see three 4 cylinder engines upon its release. The Audi A3 comes with two basic engine to choose from. The first option is 1.4 Liter engine that churns out 140 horsepower and 184 lb ft of torque; then you have the 1.8 liter TFSI that gives you 180 horsepower and 184 lb ft of torque.

The third is a turbo diesel model, a 2.0 liter TDI engine that produces 150 horse power and 236 lb ft of torque. Audi is unsure if that model will be available in the United States.

The transmission you get depends on which model you choose, available is six speed manual or the S-tronic, dual clutch automatic that allows you to go manual or automatic.

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Exterior

The A3 makes every attempt to be different than the A4. Sheet metal is used, but the sporty look is not compromised. It uses the same new MQB platform as Volkswagen. It is obvious that Audi is pushing hard for a piece of the American four door sedan market.

Drivers can also enjoy an information display panel that uses 3-dimensional imagery. There is a choice for complete LED headlamps keeping in tradition with Audi's trademark lighting system. In addition, large 16 to 18 inch wheels will help complete the attractive exterior appearance.

Interior

The new A3 gives you many options when it comes to the interior. The choice of cloth seats, two brands of leather and Alcantara make way for a variety of seating selections. The color options of black, gray, brown and beige are available.

In addition, interior packages may be bought in a two tone combination of the solid colors offered. Optional sports car style seating is also available, along with a three or four spoke steering wheel versions for the ultimate in functionality.

The 2014 Audi A3 Sedan will be available in Europe before coming to the United States. Audi is excited about bringing the four door sedan stateside.
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