Audi unveils A3 concept at Geneva show
Geneva, March 8, 2011
German automaker Audi has revealed its Audi A3 concept, the four-seat notchback sedan, at the ongoing the 81st International Motor Show in Geneva.
The A3 concept integrates the improved MMI operating system and the high-tech infotainment system. The car also features a five-cylinder turbo developing 408 hp, a seven-speed S tronic and quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
Among the technological highlights are the large rotary pushbutton of the MMI that now includes the touch pad, MMI touch, which makes the operation even more intuitive and will soon be introduced in series production at Audi.
Holders for iPads are installed on the back of the front seat backrests. The door handles with their brushed-aluminum clasps are recessed flush with the door. When the driver touches them, they power-extend.
Further premiers included the Audi Q5 hybrid quattro - the first mass-produced hybrid model from Audi that makes use of two drive systems. Delivering 245 hp of system performance and 480 Nm of torque, its 2.0 TFSI gasoline engine and electric motor ensure sporty dynamics while achieving average fuel consumption in the normal cycle (NEDC) of less than 6.9 liters per 100 km.
Audi’s new RS 3 Sportback features a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that pumps out 340 hp and delivers 450 Nm of torque at just 9.1 liters of fuel per 100 km on average. The Audi RS 3 Sportback accelerates from a standing stop to 100 km/hour in 4.6 seconds.
The Audi RS 3 and Q5 hybrid have not been confirmed for the Middle East yet, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service