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2009 Audi A3, a major overhaul as it looks

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Audi A3 2009, what face!

Since its launch in 1996, the little Audi A3 is preparing to cross the milestone of 2 million units sold around the world, although a significant portion of these sales has reached Europeen soil.

In 2003, the firm Ingolstadt procedee the output of the 2nd generation of the latter and since then sales have ceased to grow on all markets, including in 2005, when the arrival of the Sportback version four-door hatchback. In Europe especially, the A3 and S3 cuts hatchback versions are very taken.

Significant alterations

Today, the leaders of the four rings manufacturer, we put water in the mouth, especially for us in America, by presenting a taste of what will be the seductive Audi A3 in its livery 2009.

Aesthetically, the new version presents almost similar to the previous figure, but the muzzle passes the scalpel. The majestic gate Audi Space Frame is exclusive and makes reference in the matter since its unveiling, announces a new much more expressive appearance than before. The latter is surrounded henceforth more tapered headlights, Bi-Xenon whose band diodes with L-shaped. To this, add bumpers and lights redraw position, wings and a tail more bombs to curves simplified.

Quattro system has increased availability

Under this sleek body, found new mechanical and technological Elements noteworthy. In Europe, the popular Audi A3 is available in hatchback versions cutting and family, not to mention the devastating versions S3 265 horsepower. Out there, they offer a choice of eight different engines, five petrol and three diesel. At home, we always have a choice between the excellent four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0-liter 200 hp or 3.2-liter V6 250 horsepower.

The engineers of the firm Audi MEET finally positively to the main criticism made in respect of this car, namely the absence of the Quattro system combines a 4l turbo engine entry-level. With the arrival of the Audi A3 Sportback 2009, this small dilemma is correct. Because the basic model will offer the choice between a front wheel drive wheels or quattro.

The manual gearbox has six speeds, is still available for the series with four-cylinder turbo engine. S-Tronic sequential box (ie DSG) dual clutch requires a supplement, once associated with entry-level engine, while being offered in series with the V6 engine. Note that the latter took advantage of improvements that make it even more effective, or faster.

A more rigid frame

Despite its more compact dimensions compared to those of other products of the brand, the Audi A3 is a solid car whose stiffness has been improved yet. For the first time, the latter inherits the electronic system using a driving Audi Magnetic Ride ', whose peculiarity is to adopt instantly depreciation of the car, once you have selected the setting of suspensions 'Sport' or 'Comfort'.

Minor changes to the interior

At first glance, the interior of the Audi A3 2009 seems almost similar to that of the previous version. This is not wrong, except that certain commands or presses buttons at the dashboard have been redesigned. The improvement that deserves more to be reported, is a new removable floor and easily available, which will be available in this new version.

In June, Audi will officially launch on the market Europeen, a very seductive convertible version of the Audi A3. Unfortunately, all indications according to information circulating about him at this time, it not available in America, at least during its first year of marketing, the old continent.

It will expect the fall to see the Audi A3 Sportback 2009 traveling the roads of Quebec.

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