The Audi A3 Sportback and the Audi S3 will both have their debut at the Paris Motor Show.
The Sportback – the five-door version of the new A3 – sits on a 2640mm wheelbase, insiders have revealed. That’s 39mm longer than the three-door car’s and should result in a noticeable increase in rear legroom.
Aside from the extra doors, visual changes for the Sportback over the three-door are minimal but include a third side window and roof rails.
Spy pictures of the S3 reveal its twin exhausts, bodykit (including diffuser) and 18-inch alloy wheels. Under the bonnet is a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 276bhp. Expect a 0-62mph time of around 5.5sec