The Audi A3 Sportback will once again be available in the United States but customers will have the possibility of getting the five-door model only with a diesel engine. The vehicle is slated to go on sale in the summer of 2015 as a 2016MY and will be powered by the same engine found underneath the hood of the recently facelifted Jetta, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI Clean Diesel outputting 150 bhp and a peak torque of 320 Nm.
The 2016 Audi A3 TDI Sportback (US-spec) will be configured as standard with a 6-speed S tronic transmission and should have just about the same fuel consumption figures as the aforementioned Jetta facelift which does 32 mpg in the city, 45 mpg on the highway and 37 mpg in the combined cycle.
Audi says they have decided to bring back the five-door A3 Sportback to the United States market due to “an outpouring of enthusiasts” support. For those who can’t wait until next year’s summer, Audi plans on introducing the A3 Sedan later this year in the U.S. where it will be motivated by the same Clean Diesel motor which most likely will find its way on other models in the near future.