New Audi A3 sedan “stretched” especially for ChinaNovember 3, 2020
Motorists from China love elongated cars. If there is demand, then there will be supply. So, many popular models in this country are long wheelbase. The German Audi A3 sedan also had to grow up.
This month, on November 22, a new Audi A3 sedan with the L index in the name will be presented at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China. The new letter indicates the increased dimensions of the 4th generation car.
So, the length of the sedan has grown by 53 mm – up to 4,548 mm, while its wheelbase has increased by 44 mm – up to 2 680 mm. The increased dimensions helped to make the doorways wider, and the landing of the rear passengers was more comfortable (there was more free legroom).
It is known that the Audi A3L will enter the assembly line of the FAW-Volkswagen plant in Foshan, which also produces standard Audi A3 sedans.
In the interior of the grown sedan, we will not see anything new. The spy photos show the interior, which is relevant for the foreign modification of the “German”. This is a virtual instrument panel with a large screen, a central touchscreen display, 2-zone climate control, a multifunction steering wheel, etc.
For the first time, the A3L will be sold with a 1.4-liter petrol turbo four, producing 150 hp. and 250 N • m. Such a motor is installed on the current sedan. Later, it will be joined by a new 1.5-liter turbo engine with the same power. Drive – front, transmission – 7-speed “robot” S tronic.
According to rumors, there will be a third engine: a two-liter TFSI petrol from A4L, producing 190 horsepower. However, the chances of the Audi A3L getting such a powertrain are slim.
Meanwhile, the French sedan Renault Megane has been updated. The car has changed optics, received new bumpers and a stylish radiator grille with a shock portion of chrome, and also improved its aerodynamics.
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