Audi A3 sedan due in 2014
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A new Audi A3 sedan designed for the United States will arrive in 2014 as a replacement for the A3 hatchback.
The sedan is expected to sell better than the hatchback version in this country, bringing in buyers who want a four-door that is smaller than Audi's A4 sedan.
A2: The subcompact was discontinued six years ago, but the name may return if Audi decides to build a production version of the concept unveiled last month at the Frankfurt auto show. If a new A2 is built, only an electric version would be sold in the United States.
A3: The hatchback will be redesigned for Europe in 2012, but Audi will continue to sell the current hatch version in the United States until a new sedan arrives in 2014. The sedan, which will be the size of the original A4 sold in the 1990s, targets the United States. The new hatchback is not scheduled for this country.
A4/S4: The sedan and its high-performance S stablemate will be freshened in 2012, giving the cars the same face as the newer and more expensive A6. Audi is considering a diesel version, possibly using the V-6 that powers the Q7 crossover.
A5/S5: The coupe, convertible and high-performance S5 version will be freshened in 2012. The S5 gets a new engine. A 333-hp, 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 from the A6 and A7 replaces the 4.2-liter V-8.
The hand-built RS5 goes on sale next summer in the United States. It has a 4.2-liter V-8 with 450 hp, reworked brakes, a new suspension and sportier body trim.
A6/S6: The redesigned sedan went on sale in August, with styling cues from its larger siblings. The A6 comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, as well as a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 teamed with an eight-speed transmission and Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system. The S6 performance version goes on sale in the summer of 2012.
The A6 line may be freshened in 2014.
A7: The five-door hatchback went on sale this year and is likely to be freshened in 2015. The high-performance S7 goes on sale in the summer of 2012.
A8: The A8 L W12 with a 500-hp, 6.3 liter 12-cylinder engine went on sale this year. An even quicker S8 version will be added next summer.
An A8 diesel arrives in 2013, and a freshening of the overall A8 line is expected in 2014 or 2015. The United States will not get the A8 hybrid that was unveiled last month at the Frankfurt auto show.
TT: The coupe and convertible probably will be redesigned in 2014. The high-performance RS version went on sale this fall only as a coupe. It is powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with 360 hp.
R8: Deliveries of the $198,000 R8 GT limited edition began this summer. Audi plans to produce just 333 vehicles worldwide, including 90 for the United States. The GT uses the same 5.2-liter V-10 as the R8 Spyder, but horsepower has been boosted from 525 to 560.
An electric version under the e-tron subbrand will arrive in 2012. Audi will produce only 1,000 units of the R8 electric supercar, which is 6.7 inches shorter than the R8.
Q3: Audi again has delayed importing the small crossover, which is on sale now in Europe. The Q3 may come to the United States in three years when it is freshened.
Q5: The mid-sized crossover gets a diesel engine in 2012. A hybrid will be added in the second half of 2012.
Q7: The large crossover will be redesigned in 2013.
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