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2011 Audi A3 illustrated

The new generation Audi A3 may be a while out yet – especially with the newly-crowned RS3 performance flagship yet to make its showroom debut – but in the meantime these illustrations give us an idea of what we should expect when the car is released.
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Its original release date later this year has been pushed back yet again to mid-2010, although it could easily take until 2011 before we see the new range in local showrooms in the basic three and five-door hatchback models.

From there, Audi will also begin to introduce the rest of the A3 range including a new Cabriolet model, Sportback wagon and even the possibility of an Allroad soft-roader.

2011 Audi A3 illustrated

The good news is Audi is likely to give even basic models and aggressive undertone to compete with BMW’s 1 Series range, as well as introducing a new batch of genuine hardcore performance hatches.

Also not unlike the 1 Series, the new generation Audi A3’s length has supposedly swelled to 4.2 metres long, supposedly hinting at the release of a new coupe version as well.