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2021 Audi A3 Sportback Is All Premium In A Sporty Compact Shell

The new 2021 Audi A3 is every bit as high-end and high-tech as all the other Audi products.

  • New 4th generation Audi A3 to feature technologies and equipment from its big siblings.
  • Three engines available with plans for near-future electrified drive systems.
  • Extremely attractive, sporty and a 6-speed manual will be offered.

The Audi A3 was first introduced in 1996 and began its career as an affordable entry-point into the growing Audi family of luxury and performance products. Up until now, there was a clear gap in features and amenities between the A3 and other more expensive products. For 2021 and for this 4th generation of the A3, the emphasizes are on styling and technology.

The cabin is completely revised and now able to accommodate such elements such as the 10.25-inch Audi virtual cockpit digital instrument cluster that can to a 12.3-inch size unit as an option. There’s now a 10.1-inch touch display as standard which is controlled via the 3rd generation MMI which is ten times more powerful than previously.

Physically, the new 2021 Audi A3 Sportback is simply gorgeous. Overall, the car had grown three centimetres over the previous car so it remains compact. The wide Singleframe grille and large air inlets on the front fascia deliver an incredibly strong visual impact, matched by the dynamically sculpted panels and, let’s not forget, the fantastic roof rails.

Three engines will power the car, one turbocharged 1.5-litre petrol and two 2.0-litre turbo-diesels. Transmission options will reside between a 6-speed manual transmission and a 7-speed S tronic. Keeping the new Audi A3 on the road will be an available suspension with adaptive damper control. The latter lowers the body by 10 millimetres with damping being adjustable via Audi Drive Select. A sport suspension lowers the car a full 15mm for optimal handling.

The new 2021 Audi A3 Sportback arrives in many European countries in March 2020. It is highly unlikely we will see the car on our roads any time soon.

Source: Audi

2021 Audi A3 Sportback – Audi

2021 Audi A3 Sportback – Audi

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