The mainstream A3 is the sedan previewed by the concept at 2011 Geneva. Its wheelbase stretches by 1.5 inches to 104, and it's slightly wider than the hatchback.The dash and instrument packs are carried over from the new two-door hatchback, but the longer wheelbase gives a better rear package.
Instead, Audi will focus on the very first S3 sedan, which will go on sale in the US market next year, according to AutoCar. Just like the hatchback, it will be powered by a 300 PS (296 hp) 2-liter TFSI turbo engine.
The 2014 A3 four-door hatchback will come with just one engine: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, according to Car and Driver. And only one trim level will be available at launch, the A3 Sport. In Europe, the Sport trim comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and Rallye cloth seats. Although Audi offers a two-door hatchback model, there are no plans to bring it to the U.S., Car and Driver says. The production model will adopt the more toned down face of the hatchback, along with a series of more conventional and practical details like the exterior door handles and mirrors.