Audi has confirmed Australian pricing for its new A3 Sedan line-up, ahead of the new small car's January launch.
The new four-door range will kick off from $39,800 plus on-roads, marking a $4200 premium over the entry A3 Sportback - itself $5600 more affordable than in the previous generation.
The new sedan's pricing compares well against its Mercedes-Benz CLA rival however, which hit Australia in October with a $49,990 starting point.
“We are thrilled with the price positioning of this new model. It’s a highly competitive segment of the market and the A3 Sportback has been very well-accepted since its May 2013 launch," Audi Australia boss Andrew Doyle said.
"We are now looking forward to even more customer interest with the arrival of this all new body style for the range."
The Australian A3 Sedan range will launch with three engine options, made up of three petrol units and one diesel.
All petrol engines are matched to Audi's seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission, with quattro all-wheel-drive is featured in the top model. The 2.0 litre TDI diesel is hooked up to a six-speed DSG.
Opening the range is the 103kW/250Nm 1.4 TFSI Cylinder On Demand petrol 'Attraction' model, at $39,800 plus on-roads.
Up-spec 'Ambition' models include the 132kW/250kW 1.8 TFSI petrol, and the 110kW/320Nm 2.0 TDI diesel, both priced at $44,800.
Topping the range is another 132kW/250Nm 1.8 TFSI model, this one getting 'Ambition' trim options and Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system. This model is priced at $47,800.
More models will join the range later in the year, likely including the top-shelf S3 model.
Stay tuned for full specifications to be revealed closer to the A3 Sedan's January sales debut, and watch for TMR's review.