New details are starting to emerge about the next-generation Audi A3, ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

New details are starting to emerge about the next-generation Audi A3, ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

Auto Motor und Sport is reporting the model will ride on the new MQB platform which should enable it to weigh approximately 10% less than its predecessor. We can also expect an improved interior and an upgraded infotainment system.

Under the hood, petrol engines are slated to include a 1.2-liter with 105 PS (77 kW / 104 hp), a 1.4-liter with 122 PS (90 kW / 120 hp) to 180 PS (132 kW / 178 hp) and a 2.0-liter with 211 PS (155 kW / 208 hp). On the diesel side, we can expect a 1.6-liter TDI with 105 PS (77 kW / 104 hp) as well as a 2.0-liter TDI which churns out 140 PS (103 kW / 138 hp) and 180 PS (132 kW / 178 hp).

Later on, the S3 will be introduced with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder which produces 280 PS (206 kW / 276 hp). It that isn't powerful enough, the RS3 will reportedly retain its five-cylinder engine but have an increased output of 350 PS (257 kW / 345 hp).

 

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