Audi A3 | The unprecedented MPV of Frankfurt
Audi is preparing to expand the A3 family. For the lucky compact of the Four Rings now in its third series the current version debuted at the 2012 Geneva after 17 years of presence in the list and the first vehicle Vag Volkswagen Audi to have been made on the VW MQB modular platform. The next Frankfurt Motor Show promises to be a showcase for presenting a preview of a brand new A3 Mpv which would take the name of V4. The rumor, reported at this time on the Web indicates that for the upcoming 2013 edition of the biennial event of Germany, Audi could be exhibiting a derived from the A3 model characterized by a car body offered in dual configuration. A 5 seater and 7 seater from this prototype would give the go to a program of development of the corresponding final version to make its debut in 2016.
Audi A3 Frankfurt side
Audi A3 Frankfurt front
Audi A3 Frankfurt rear
It should be noted that Audi in the past had already addressed the MPV sector and in July 2012, the former head of Sales and Marketing for Audi, Peter Schwarzenbauer had declared that a version of multi purpose of A3 would have been set up on the MQB platform suitably enlarged and to be equipped with a wide variety of engines including the 1.8 TFSI with 180 hp, the more powerful 2.0 TFSI 222 hp and on the face of the models in diesel, the 2.0 TDI, offered in two power levels, 141 and 175 hp and ending with a hybrid version, which would match the 1.4 TFSI 148 hp, coupled to an electric motor of 107 hp.
Audi A3 Frankfurt interior
Audi A3 Frankfurt gearbox