As the Audi A3 sedan gets closer to its debut, Audi has camouflaged prototypes to take it on the streets for final testing. Last time we saw the A3, it was testing almost in the buff, but it was on a closed track so our spy shooters were kept at quite a distance.

Now that the newest Audi sedan is testing on public roads, our latest batch of spy shots gives us a more detailed look at the entry-level luxury player despite the swirly camo. Except for the oversized wheels and the fancy exhaust outlets and door mirrors, the production version of the car should look almost identical to the A3 sedan concept we saw in Geneva a couple years ago. Some of the details we can see include a good-sized panoramic roof that stretches almost halfway into the rear passenger space and signature Audi LED-accented headlights and taillights.


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      PlopFace
      • 2 Years Ago
      Audi- Make an RS3 sedan with the TT RS power-train and I'll put a deposit down right now. I'd rather have the Quattro concept (you know the one you built that every journalist in the world was drooling over).
      Legend
      • 2 Years Ago
      Audi seriously lost the only gimmicky styling elements it had, which were the LEDs. LEDs are cool, but now that I'm seeing other cars out of different factories with LEDs, Audis seem less exclusive. The way i see it now, Audis are dressed up VW's with LEDs. Just my 2 cents
        FIDTRO
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Legend
        Audis sold very well internationally before LEDs were first put on them.
      Zoom
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now the cheapened US Jetta makes sense. This way Audi can sell us the Euro Jetta starting at $30k.
        Jai302
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Zoom
        Super thumbs up. Someone with sense, finally!
          Trevor
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jai302
          you two wouldn't know sense if if kicked you in the head. The BMW 1 series is the ugliest piece of garbage on the road today. You two clowns would buy sh|t if it had a bmw logo on it.
        ferps
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Zoom
        The cheapened US Jetta is the only one that exists now. There is no separate, higher-end Euro Jetta/ Bora.
      superchan7
      • 2 Years Ago
      Miss the old A4? Meet the A3.
      Gloria Victoria
      • 2 Years Ago
      what a nice Jetta You got there
      benzw124
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mercedes CLA will wipe the floor with this in terms of design and probably sales as well. Of course I may be biased....
        TheLeadFoot
        • 2 Years Ago
        @benzw124
        Will it with those beady insect-like eyes the CLA has? I don't think so the A3 will be cool and modern while the CLA just looks like it's trying way too hard. These will be all over LA.
          FIDTRO
          • 2 Years Ago
          @TheLeadFoot
          The CLA is the Honda CrossTour of the segment. One of the fugliest designs to come out of Stuttgart in recent memory.
      muspod
      • 2 Years Ago
      Getta Jettaaaaa... I can 0 of these getting sold. unless its only a grand or two higher that the jetta
      Brewman15
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hooray! It will be just the right size....the size the A4 used to be!
      Andrew
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hissss...pandering to the idiots who can't abide a hatch, which is, IMHO, infinitely cooler.
      leo
      • 2 Years Ago
      whats the point of the camo...it's just a shrunken A4. the headlights are basically an 8/10ths scale of the A4/A5
      AronD
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jetta with a gaping maw.
      JamesC
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just reminds me of a Jetta...
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