The speculations of the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe model coming have been confirmed. The model is going to join to long line of configurations that the A3 offers. We already knew that the Sportback, the Saloon and the sedan have been slanted for releases. However, now there is a confirmation that the coupe version will also join the offer which Audi plans to bring.
The things is that the competition has been growing stronger. Both Mercedes and BMW are getting ready with their own offers with the GLC-Class and the Series 1 models making a debut. This immediately brought the attention to the makers in Audi. They wanted to make a car which will rival the those ones. It is highly important for Audi to stay competitive with its closest rivals. And that is why we have the A3 coupe coming soon.
Another reason for producing the baby Sportback is to shift its models a bit. This would also bump the A4 saloon within the executive class models. But at the same time it will allow it to come for the same price as offered now and not causing an exuberant increases.
Audi is actually copying Mercedes’ strategy as they have done the same. They managed to fill all of the segments with their own cars and that way keeping it all for themselves. Audi is smart to do so. Following this strategy will help them probably be as close to the competing cars as possible.
Their plan is to actually expand their roster of cars so by the year 2020 Audi is supposed to have 60 separate models on hand scattered across multiple different segments. This is also going to affect the popularity and the output the company is going to have.
The pictures that were released recently of the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe also indicate that the release date is closer and we are looking forward to seeing this car finally appear.
Updated Exterior Design of the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe
The new 2019 Audi A3 Coupe has gone through various updates. This makes the car look much more contemporary. The vehicle will this way be adapted to the fleet of cars that are making their way to the segment right now.
Some of the changes are going to modify the car a bit. However, generally speaking we can still recognize it as the A3 model. The face of the car has been largely modified and there are plentiful additions made. But the characteristics of the car is still the same.
The modifications generally make the car look bolder. And this is mainly thanks to the new grille design. It is going to be wider and sportier. In addition, it comes with some new LED headlights. The final part of the changes to the front end is the new kind of a bumper. It rounds up the front end of the car nicely.
Since this is a coupe, you would expect the majority of the changes to the rear end of the car. So this is the case with the 2019 version of the A3 Coupe model. The slimmer taillights and a different kind of a bumper that resembles the one from the front is the one of the things you will notice.
Of course the changes in the roofline is necessary for this to be a coupe. The roof plunges downed and creates a new configuration for the A3 vehicle. Once we take a look at the end product we see that the car actually shares a lot of similarities with the Audi TT vehicle but does not take things too far.
Tech Heavy on the Inside
Probably one of the expectation that will catch the people’s attention about the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe is the inside. It comes with all the sorts of the tech updates. You will see a lot of parts that are carried over from the last merely updated with the latest technology. However there are also a lot of new ones which are going to debut here.
There is a heavy emphasis on the safety of the car. It also brings a lot of parts that we can get excited about. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit system is on the top of our lists as it comes updated with the next-generation software. It is also important to add various connectivity features. These are going to be better integrated for use within the vehicle. It might also be that this car is going to bring us more when it comes to autonomous driving.
A self-driving mode will be implemented for this car and it will help it gain an advantage in the competitive market. They are mainly going for a futuristic interior. All the gadgets are really going to work for them and will bring a much more appealing package. Further equipment includes wireless smartphone charging and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The futuristic interior will also gain an updated seating package. The inside is not going to be completed without an Audi-like variety of leather and soft materials. Expect both the front and back seats to be heavy on the exclusiveness and add many new added materials. This owes to the expanded spacing which the car will have and it will expand the options for the passengers inside.
New Type of a Platform
The newest 2019 Audi A3 Coupe is going to be built using the MQB platform. At the same time this means two things for the A3 coupe. First that it is going to be able to incorporate various kinds of engine options under the hood. Secondly, the size is going to matter.
With the platform the A3 coupe has all kinds of options when it comes to the engine usage. If they want to give the buyers plentiful choices when it comes to power and fuel economy, this is the best way to do it. in fact, they can incorporate either a three or four-cylinder turbo petrol engine. They even have the option of putting in a diesel which will be necessary for the European market.
The additions of a plug-in hybrid e-tron unit will help with the fuel economy. This will satisfy the customers who are looking to save on fuel. Audi is fond of using their 48-volt electric system. They used this system on several of their current or past models. They are probably not going to experiment this time and we can hope to get this system here.
The current MQB chassis is a good one but it will need to grow slightly for this model. We are guessing that they are going to make the car grow a few inches so there is more room and more comfort on the inside. It is only going to make the car more beneficial and will keep the people inside happy.
Manu Rumors about the Powertrain of the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe
We already know that the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe might come with an array of engines given for the brand. But there are no confirmation which say which ones are they going to add under the hood of this model. There are certain assumptions which leads us to believe that there might be some kind of evidence with the sedan version.
The A3 sedan is expected to come out with three gasoline and three diesel variants. So, since they are probably going to use the given platform it leaves them with a lot of room to maneuver and they can fit a whole lot underneath the car. This will most notably concern the European customers as the given engines are going to appear in the Euro-spec version but it will then be decided which ones are going to be transferred to America.
We start with the 1.0-liter, TFSI, gasoline-powered three-cylinder engine which is tiled to make 115 horsepower and 147.5 pound-feet of torque. Next in line of gasoline engines is the 1.4-liter, TFSI, COD four-cylinder which manages to up the performance and produce 150 horsepower and 184.4 pound-feet of torque. The range topping version is the 2.0-liter, TFSI four-cylinder, a newly produced one, which is able to push the performance all the way to 90 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque.
Next we come to the diesel batch of engines. The entry diesel variant should be the 1.6-liter TDI engine making 110 horsepower. After it comes the mid-level 2.0-liter TDI which is going to come available with 150 horsepower and 250.8 pound-feet of torque The highest version is the 2.0-liter TDI engine and it makes a leading 184 horsepower and 280.3 pound-feet of torque of power.
As far as transmissions go the model will use either a six-speed manual transmission or the S Tronic seven-speed dual clutch.
The latest rumors are concerning the hybrid engine option which the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe will come with. This is going to mean the addition of the company’s latest e-tron hybrid powertrain which is an eco-friendly version and it will most likely be a lucrative offer for the segment.
It will use a 48-volt electrical system which many of the hybrids in the segment use. This is not at all an impossible offer and Audi will be lucky to make it work den incorporate into the offer. No word on the possible output nor fuel economy ratings and we are expecting this version to help the car improve its fuel consumption ratings.
Price Rates for the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe
The price is not currently available and it will take some time until the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe offers any news about its price. This would be interesting to see but there are going to be some price modifications. But as experts are rating it, the debuting entry model will come for a fee of £20,000. Of course the array of options and various sort of equipment will probably jack up the price even further. We are expecting larger shifts until the Release date comes.
What about the Release Date of the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe
There are many speculations about the release date of the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe. Many are assuming that the car is getting ready for an early release. But as things are going for now it will take a little bit longer for the coupe to come out.
Audi is actually preparing to offer the starting lineup and present the initial batch of cars first. The sedan version will probably hit the market in early 2018, if not even before that. Within the next year expect otter configurations to come out while the last one on the menu is the coupe form. Thus, we can expect the debut of the A3 coupe in late 2019 and it will mark the start of sales for the car.
A Filled Segment of Vehicles
The new 2019 Audi A3 Coupe is going to arrive in a segment which is already offering some new cars within it. The list of rivals is not so large but the thing is that it makes for a very competitive segment between the rivaling companies which are already familiar to each other.
Long term rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW have already debuted their offers. The CLA class vehicles which are coming from Mercedes-Benz may offer class leading quality and stability and are perhaps the most luxurious in the segment that you can find. BMW came back with their Series 1 cars that are scheduled to make a debut the coming year.
Now it is time for Audi to make their claim and introduce a model of their own. The Audi A3 Coupe 2019 may just be the car to do it and as we are able to see from the current offer it will be quite possible that it might rival the established cars in the segment.