Intended to recapture the glory of the original A4 (B5) that launched in 1994, the A3 concept, shown for the first time as a sedan, features the familiar Audi family grille with LED lined headlamps.

[UPDATE] Press release, video and 35 high-res photos added to article

[UPDATE] 16 live photos added to article

Volkswagen has unloaded almost all of their world debuts at the Geneva pre-show event this evening - except for one. The Audi A3 sedan concept isn't scheduled to debut until first thing in the morning, but tonight you get an early look.

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.

Watch this space as new details, photos and videos will be added later.

Be part of something big