The Audi A3 Vario represents a digital render of a potential adversary for the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer.

The Audi A3 Vario represents a digital render of a potential adversary for the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer.

The attached render is relevant to some extent taking into consideration a report from August 2013 mentioned Audi is preparing a compact MPV based on the A3. A concept has apparently already been finalized but Audi is keeping it a secret probably until a major auto show while the production version is expected to come out as early as 2015 or 2016.

If it will eventually materialize, expect the model to receive the V4 ("V" for "Vario" meaning diversity) moniker and ride on the MQB platform with the engines sourced from the A3 lineup. There were also some rumors about a plug-in hybrid version mixing up a 148 bhp 1.4-liter TFSI with a 107 bhp electric motor.

If the project has been green-lighted, the preview concept could be introduced in March 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show.

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