Audi A3 Concept

Just a couple weeks shy of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Audi slips us a peek at the A3 Concept – a prototype for the upcoming successor to the current A3 hatch. The four-seater “notchback” sedan, as they call it, is powered by a turbocharged, five-cylinder engine capable of a hefty 408 horsepower driving power to all four wheels via a seven-speed S tronic transmission.

Its defining features, aside from the monstrous engine, of course, are its single-frame grille that flows into the headlights, and the low-profile, sleek roofline carried from front to back. Don’t expect to pick this up the dealer any time soon – or ever – but we should be keeping an eye out for an updated A3 within the next couple of years.