Audi A3 sedan concept hits the Geneva Motor Show

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Just as planned, Audi introduced its new A3 sedan concept at the Geneva Motor Show. The Audi A3 is a four-seater compact car, which Audi promises to be a fun to drive sports car. The design of the Audi A3 sedan concept symbolizes Audi’s sporty elegance design.

The A3 sedan concept is loaded with an abundant of carbon fiber. Its frame is made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic, and even the 20-inch wheels are molded from carbon fiber and aluminum as well. The headlights represent a new stage of evolution in LED technology. They are broader as they extend outward, and it makes them seem to float on air.

Powering the Audi A3 is the turbocharged FSI five-cylinder engine that produces 408 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque, which is available between 1,600 and 5,300 rpm. The engine is mated to a seven-speed S-tronic dual clutch gearbox that sends power to all four wheels via the Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system. Audi claims the A3 sedan concept can sprint from 0-62 mph in just 4.1 seconds and with an electronic governed top speed of 155 mph.

As for fuel economy, it is estimated at 25.85 miles per gallon U.S.  We can expect production of the Audi A3 is likely to happen by the end of this year with the production models to hit the showrooms by the beginning of 2012.