According to Britain’s Auto Express the all-new variant will headline the A3 range in the same way the A5 Sportback adds to the German giant’s larger model family.
While styling is tipped to be an evolution of the current Audi A3’s looks – albeit with a sharper front-end – the four-door coupe is tipped to feature slim-line tail-lights and a swept-back roofline along the lines of the four-door TT Sportback (pictured) shown at the Paris Motor Show in 2014.
While exact timing for the Audi A3 four-door coupe is unclear, we do know the regular A3 models are due early 2019.
Headlines will also focus on a more spacious interior as the all-new A3 will sit on a stretched version of the Volkswagen Group’s MQB chassis architecture, with some new technology flowing from the all-new A8 sedan. That will include a new version of the fully-digital Audi Virtual Cockpit, improved internet connectivity, and some degree of autonomous operation.
Engines will again include the e-tron plug-in hybrid and turbocharged petrol and diesel offerings – probably featuring some electric drive elements as seen in Volkswagen’s latest 1.5-litre TSI BlueMotion and expected in the all-new Volkswagen Golf range.
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