Audi engineers are testing prototypes of the updated A3June 14, 2019
Perhaps the official presentation of the updated A3 will take place later this year. The car will be presented in the sedan and 5-door hatchback. A high-performance S3 is likely to show only next year.
Little time has passed since we last saw the prototypes of the new Audi A3, which will be positioned by the company as the hatchback of the 2020 model year. The latest “spy” photo session gave us a look at the camouflaged version of the novelty in the Sportback version. This time, the car is tested in the Alps mountain range.
You will immediately notice some pretty interesting wheels on this test car. At first glance, you might think that this is an electric prototype, but the red sticker on the tailgate with the inscription Bremsen Test is quite revealing.
Translated from English, Bremsen means “brake”, so there are very good reasons to believe that Audi is testing brake calipers and rotors of this model. Constant and rather steep ascents and descents are ideal conditions for finishing tests of the brake system.
As for the exterior features, the camouflage film still covers the entire car, so we will not be able to see its updated exterior. It is known that the next A3 will receive a false radiator grille, which corresponds to that in the most recent Audi models at the moment. The air intakes on the front bumper will decrease slightly. The headlights also received a minor redesign, which should give the A3 a cleaner, more symmetrical face.
Inside, the base A3 may not differ much from the current model, although more expensive configurations can get quite a significant upgrade. Spy shots of the high-performance S3 Sportback show that the round vents are replaced with trapezoidal ones. A digital display was visible in the middle of the dashboard, and another digital display was used for the instrument cluster.
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