We’ve seen our fair share of new-generation Audi A3 videos, but basically all of them showed the five-door Sportback model. Thanks to YouTuber Alaatin61, it’s finally time to take a good look at the four-door A3 Sedan that arrived recently at a Dutch dealer in a high-end specification with loads of goodies. For starters, it’s an S Line model inside and out, along with the optional Daytona Gray pearl effect paint.
While the new A3 is available with a puny three-cylinder 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, this one has the upgraded four-pot 1.5-liter unit with 150 horsepower and 250 Newton-meters (184 pound-feet) of torque. The TFSI mill is hooked up to a seven-speed S Tronic, but a standard six-speed manual is also available for those who prefer to row their own gears.
There are additional features making this 2021 Audi A3 Sedan a bit more special than the standard model, such as matrix LED headlights and the optional 19-inch Audi Sport wheels with a Titanium Gray finish to match the body paint. Another subtle visual upgrade is represented by the blacked-out side mirror caps, and while it does look sporty, the fake air vents at the front and rear will be a turnoff for some people.
Stepping inside the cabin, this particular A3 Sedan comes generously equipped with the Audi Virtual Cockpit complemented by a head-up display. The video is a good reminder of how Audi has managed to step up its game in the compact segment as the fit and finish of the new-generation model is top-notch. It’s a vast improvement over the previous-generation model, and the hotter S3 and RS3 models will build upon an already solid A3 while adding a lot more power under the hood.
The performance versions are expected to arrive later this year, one rumored to make around 330 hp and the other as high as 415 hp if reports are accurate. They’ll both be offered in Sportback and Sedan body styles, but only the latter is heading to the United States.