Our spies have caught the 2013 Audi A3, ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
Inside, the cabin will feature higher quality materials and an improved design. Notable highlights include circular air vents, aluminum trim and an updated MMI system with a seven-inch display and a larger control knob that incorporates a touchpad for handwriting recognition.
Under the hood, a variety of engines will be available. Petrol choices 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). Interestingly, yesterday's leaked document also mentioned a 180 PS (132 kW / 178 hp) 1.8-liter TFSI which would be paired to S tronic transmission and a quattro all-wheel drive system.
Regardless, the model will ride on the MQB platform which could enable it to weigh 80 kg (176 lbs) less than the current vehicle.