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    Audi A3 concept -saloon- revealed!

    Audi unveiled an attractive technical study - the Audi A3 Concept - at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The four-seat notchback sedan integrates the full breadth of the brand's technological expertise - from the improved MMI operating system, to the high-tech infotainment system, to the drivetrain. A five-cylinder turbo developing 300 kW (408 hp), a seven-speed S tronic and quattro permanent all-wheel drive ensure thrilling dynamics along with high fuel efficiency.

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    Re: Audi A3 concept -saloon- revealed!

    I like. Very sexy. I never liked the hatch, and this has so much more prestige anyway. It looks like a real Audi.
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    Re: Audi A3 concept -saloon- revealed!

    Quote Originally Posted by flatblackstrat View Post
    I like. Very sexy. I never liked the hatch, and this has so much more prestige anyway. It looks like a real Audi.
    And the good thing is that Audi will only need to move the rear pillar less than 8" to the rear to turn the A3 in a sort of coupe-estate car. Cheap and very effective.

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    Re: Audi A3 concept -saloon- revealed!

    Well at least the rims look great.

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    Re: Audi A3 concept -saloon- revealed!

    Not bad, though I hope they improve on the current A3's dorky interior.
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    Re: Audi A3 concept -saloon- revealed!

    Gorgeous looks. Probably nearly the size of the A4 sedan that ran up until 2001 eh?

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    Re: Audi A3 concept -saloon- revealed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Amphibian View Post
    Gorgeous looks. Probably nearly the size of the A4 sedan that ran up until 2001 eh?
    I think this is around 4400mm in length but IDK how long the previous A4 was...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zl-1 View Post
    I think this is around 4400mm in length but IDK how long the previous A4 was...
    Okay so this concept is about five inches smaller.

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    Re: Audi A3 concept -saloon- revealed!

    I always forgave current-gen Audis for looking the same because I liked the look so much. But now it's too much. Meh.

    They need to inject some of the A5's subtle curve sex. Or something. I don't have anything constructive.

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    Re: Audi A3 concept -saloon- revealed!

    I love it. A return to the B5 A4 looks. The wheelbase is about half an inch longer than the B5, so interior space should be better than the B6/7 A4 given the transverse engine.

    I have to laugh, the trunk on this tiny car is larger than the trunk of the Lacrosse.

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    Re: Audi A3 concept -saloon- revealed!

    I love the current A3 hatchback and never expected to like a sedan version of the A3 but this looks extremely good. If I were to buy one though I would stick with the A3 hatch.
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    Re: Audi A3 concept -saloon- revealed!

    What is meant by "saloon"? For me the word conjures up hyper-butch cowboy bars on 'Gunsmoke' with swinging doors guys get thrown through while Miss Kitty (clever) watches.
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    Re: Audi A3 concept -saloon- revealed!

    Quote Originally Posted by johnstarnes View Post
    What is meant by "saloon"? For me the word conjures up hyper-butch cowboy bars on 'Gunsmoke' with swinging doors guys get thrown through while Miss Kitty (clever) watches.
    Saloon is British for sedan.

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    Re: Audi A3 concept -saloon- revealed!

    I guess I'm the minority on this one.

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    Re: Audi A3 concept -saloon- revealed!

    What is the actual difference between that one and the A4? I think the Germans are starting to bite their own tails...

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