New 2012 Audi A3 spy shots

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New Audi A3 prototype

Car magazine brings us a new selection of spy shots for the upcoming third-generation Audi A3. We’re likely to get a full reveal of the A3 at Geneva in March this year. We already have a pretty good idea of what to expect on the inside.

It’s believed the new MQB platform is as much as 20% more cost effective to build on. Handy cost savings when you consider that Volkswagen Group aims to manufacture a couple of million units a year on this platform, including models like the A3 and Golf VII.

The twin pipes on this test mule could indicate this is a new S3, which is expected to give 300hp a serious nudge from its 2.0 litre turbo four. That’s around 13% more power than currently offered in the 8P S3.

[Source: Car]

New Audi A3 prototype