The all-new third generation 2015 Audi A3 and sporty 2015 Audi S3 (above) sedans are coming to showrooms in the first quarter of 2014 with a choice of a 170 horsepower 1.8 TFSI, a 150 horsepower 2.0 TDI clean diesel for the A3 and with a high-output 2.0 TFSI engine with power still to be announced for the high performance S3. All engines mated to the standard 6-speed S tronic® transmission. The A3 will offer MMI® technology, Audi drive select, 4G LTE connectivity and Bang & Olufsen® audio. The Audi A3 base model comes equipped with standard features that include leather upholstery, Bluetooth® technology, rain sensing wipers, Audi pre sense basic and a panoramic glass sunroof.
Audi also confirmed that it will be adding the A3 Sportback with a plug-in gasoline electric hybrid (PHEV) model in the U.S. market.