Audi will reportedly go after the Mercedes-Benz CLA with a four-door coupe version of the next-generation A3.
Set to arrive sometime in 2019, the new model will join the A3 sedan and hatchback and, according to , is expected to be stylistically-inspired by the larger A5 and A7 four-door coupes, as well as the TT Sportback concept (pictured) that was unveiled back in 2014.
Design highlights will include a sleeker roofline than the A3 sedan and a unique front fascia to set it apart from all A3 variants.
Like the current lineup, the next-generation A3 will be based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform, though it will grow in size to offer occupants and their cargo more room. The A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid will be upgraded and possibly spawn a fully-electric version.
Is Audi doing the right thing? Would you buy an Audi A3 four-door Coupe? Let us know in the comments below…
Getting A Pre-Owned Audi Could Be Smart
Nothing says class, elegance, and quality like an Audi.
Audis are some of the best made vehicles in the world, managing to very reliable, luxurious, fun to drive and attractive. However, not everyone can afford a brand new car with all desired bells and whistles. It doesn’t matter that the value of most Audi model surpass their actual cost, but there are some things in life (e.g a mortgage) that are just of higher priority.
That is the beauty of a pre-owned Audi. As any Audi owner will tell you, these cars are built with the finest craftsmanship in the world and are designed to last. They hold value and stand the test of time. Owning a pre-owned Audi is certainly an extremely attractive proposition, often times more attractive than owning more expensive brand new cars of some other makes.
Certified Pre-Owned Audis
are luxurious, safe, and durable vehicles that can meet budgetary needs and still provide a great ride for many years to come. Audi Manhattan offers customers a great Pre-Owned Audi program, and just like buying a new Audi, pre-owned Audis in the program at Audi Manhattan even come with warranties.
Not only does Audi Manhattan put all their pre-owned vehicles through a rigorous 300 point inspection, they back up all the Certified pre-owned Audis that they sell with a limited 1 year factory warranty with 24/7 roadside assistance, as well as other ownership perks. The Certified pre-owned Audis can help people afford a like new, long term, luxurious vehicle, but at pre-owned prices. In fact, certain warranties like limited new vehicle warranties and emissions warranties transfer to the new owner if the terms still apply. Next to purchasing a brand new Audi, it is the best option there is.
Still, is a big purchase, even one as special as an Audi that is still warrantied and will last for quite some time. Next to a home, the vehicle is usually the second biggest purchase that people ever make. Easy financing terms certainly make payments better, down payments manageable and they make an Audi easier to pay for, new or used.
The at Audi Manhattan specialize in finding the best loan term for their customers. They even work with customers with credit issues. Just because you have had financial struggles, doesn’t mean that you and your family doesn’t deserve a safe, reliable, luxurious vehicle.
Audi Manhattan goes the extra mile to make sure their customers are satisfied and they get affordable cars that will last. They back their Certified vehicles up with warranties and excellent service, and they do all that they can to help with financing. That means all you have to do is drive and enjoy the luxurious ride.
Top Audi Cars In The Last 15 Years
Audi has gone through some significant changes since its inception way back in 1910, becoming the household premium, BMW- and Mercedes-Benz-rivaling marque we know and love today.
It was in the sixties that the German car manufacturer shifted gears and began producing its innovatively designed and engineering cars, and over the years, has delivered some truly outstanding models. In this article, we list the top Audi car that have seen the light of day over the past 15 years, some of which you can get at a great price on the market.
2008 Audi R8
Despite being ten years old, a second-hand version of the 2008 model year Audi R8 will still set you back a pretty penny because this super car for the daily driver is a complete classic. What made this car great was its innovative and sleek design, which certainly catches the eye anywhere it stols. Its mid-engine layout, abundant power, and excellent handling make it a great performer.
Not only does this Audi look and perform great, but it also sounds amazing.
2008 Audi C6 RS6
2008 was a good year for Audi. In addition to the aforementioned R8, the company released yet another solid performance in the form of the C6 RS6. While this one might look like a practical family car, one perfect for grocery shopping or ferrying the kids to school, it has a hoot of an engine.
A twin turbo V10 engine with over 500 horsepower meant this seemingly harmless looking car is the very definition of a sleeper
2010 Audi RS5
Targeted at the likes of the Mercedes C63 AMG and BMW M3, the highly sought after Audi RS5 makes a statement with its sleek design and superb performance. Its V8 4.2 litre engine and the fact that it was a limited edition model only made it more desirable.
2011 Audi A8 4.2 Quattro
Though not as sporty and performance-oriented as the other models on this list, the 2011 Audi A8 4.2 Quattro is a great luxury sedan that impresses with its stately appearance, opulent interior, confident ride, powerful engine, and overall polish. It can do 0 to 60 in just 5.1 seconds, which is impressive for a full-size sedan.
2011 Audi RS3 Sportback
The Audi RS3 Sportback’s premium interior, potent engine, and four-wheel drive-enhanced handling makes it a feisty hatchback — pocket rocket! It can accelerate to 60 in under 4 seconds and has an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph.
For some perspective, the Murciélago LP640 completes the sprint in around 3.2 seconds.
2012 Audi R18 Ultra
It was the Audi R18 Ultra, an e-tron quattro, hybrid electric version of the reguarl R18, that won the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans and made the world take notice of Audi’s engineering and technological know-how. It was th to win at Le Mans, as well as the first with four-wheel drive.
2013 Audi RS4 Avant Quattro
The Audi RS4 Avant Quattro is a versatile car that proves that wagons don’t have to be boring. Not only is it an incredible performance, thanks to its 4.2 litre, V8 engine sports-tuned suspension, but it’s also a great family vehicle. The 2013 edition accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (km/h) in less than five seconds, making it faster than supercars of yesterday.
2014 Audi TT Coupe
As one of the company’s most popular cars, Audi TT Coupe is a great-looking sports car with some top-notch engineering and technologies. For the bachelor in all of us, it makes for a fun daily car.
2017 Audi S8
As the German automaker’s flagship, the latest-generation Audi S8 provides everything we have come to expect from Audi, including a hugely powerful engine and impressive power and speed, all combined with an attractive sheetmetal that should turn a few heads. With a 0 to 60 mph sprint of less than four seconds, a top speed of 190 mph, and the latest and greatest in luxury and convenience tech, it’s among the best performance sedans you can buy.
From hatchbacks to family cars, from racing cars to sports coupes, Audi never fails to delver quality vehicles. The German automaker is one-of-a-kind, won’t you agree?
New, 2019 Audi A6 Avant Proves Wagons Can Be Sexy
Following the introduction of the brand-new Audi A6 sedan at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Audi wasted no time to the take the wraps off the Avant (wagon) version, and it looks great.
Like the sedan, the A6 Avant receives an evolutionary design with a wider grille. It looks more dynamic thanks to designers giving it more prominent wheel arches, a sportier roof line, and restyled taillights connected by a trim piece. It’s a simple and clean look that manages to ooze class.
The interior benefits form the most significant changes and borrows technology from the A7 and Audi’s flagship, the A8. The dashboard and the user interface are nearly identical to the A7’s, featuring two driver-oriented screens that run the infotainment system and a third screen for the digital instrument cluster. As with the A6, the top screen goes black to blend into the rest of the dashboard when the car turns off and turns on automatically when it detects a door open.
Geared more towards buyers that need extra space, the new A6 Avant boasts 20 cubic feet cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up and 59.3 cubic feet with them down. Audi claims class-leading front and rear elbow room, as well as knee room for rear seat passengers.
In Europe, the 2019 Avant will be offered with a turbocharged 3.0-liter TFSI V6 with 340 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque and a 3.0-liter TDI (diesel) V6 rated at 286 horsepower and 457 pound-feet. The former is paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission, while the latter shifts through an eight-speed automatic. Both spin the four wheels via Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system and benefit from a standard 48-volt mild hybrid system that enhances fuel efficiency.
While its unlikely that the new, 2019 Audi A6 Avant will be offered in North America, there’s is a chance that an A6 Allroad could be offered to rival the Volvo V90 Cross Country.