Intended to recapture the glory of the original A4 (B5) that launched in 1994, the A3, shown for the first time as a sedan, features the familiar Audi family grille with LED lined headlamps. Elsewhere, Audi keeps things interesting with agressive bumper fascias, flared fender arches and big 20-inch wheels constructed of carbon fiber and aluminum.
Dressed like a future RS model, power arrives via the same 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine found in the RS3 Sportback. However, the A3 sedan concept produces 68 PS (50 kW / 67 bhp) more at 408 PS (300 kW / 402 hp) through a seven-speed S tronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive.
Performance is supercar good with the 0-100 km/h sprint taking 4.1-seconds in the 1540 kg (3400 lb) vehicle.