New Audi A3 and A4 spied in India

Words by Abhishek Wairagade

The new Audi A3 and A4 were caught sans camouflage on the outskirts of Mumbai and we got a glimpse of the cars doing their test runs.

The new Audi A4 is expected to be launched here in August 2016, as we had reported earlier, and comes with a slew of engines. At the core of the A4 range will be the 2-litre diesel that churns out 188bhp and 400Nm torque mated either to Audi’s S Tronic 7-speed DCT or a 6-speed manual gearbox. Also on offer could be a 3-litre V6 diesel that makes an impressive 272bhp. The new A4 is now bigger on the outside and lighter at the same time by 120kg, thanks to Volkswagen’s new MLB platform. The interiors have been completely revamped and are cutting edge and also, there is more space on the inside. Expect the new Audi A4 prices in India to start at Rs 40 lakh.

While the new A4 is an upgrade, the new A3 is expected to be a midlife face lift. The new A3 that we spotted has new headlamps and tail lamps along with new bumpers on both the front and the rear as well. Following every other car manufacturer’s idea of a common design language across models, even the new A3 gets the typical Audi-esque grille now seen on the Q7.

We have gotten behind the wheel of the new Audi A4 in Germany earlier this month, you can read our first drive report here. As for the updated A3, we will be driving it in Germany early next week.

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