The Audi A3 Sedan and Audi A5 Sportback, which we showed you last month, has been officially announced. The official prices largely match those obtained from the showroom – RM239,750 for the A3 Sedan (was reported at RM239,900) and RM339,900 for the A5 Sportback, on-the-road without insurance.

Audi’s smallest sedan was previously sold here, but this A3 1.4 TFSI is the latest facelifted version. Note the wider and sharper singleframe grille, flanked by reshaped LED headlamps with a jagged bottom edge, in the style of the B9 A4. At the back, the LED taillights (with dynamic turn signals) have redesigned graphics, and there’s a re-profiled bumper. Our market gets 18-inch five-double-spoke alloys with 225/40 tyres.

Inside, subtle changes include a 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit instrument panel and a seven-inch retractable screen for the MMI Navigation plus infotainment system (was 5.8-inch). An eight-speaker sound system and MMI touch are present. The rest of the kit list reads dual-zone air con with rear vents, a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering, leather upholstery, powered front seats with four-way lumbar, Micrometallic silver trim, Audi drive select, Comfort key, and keyless entry/start.

The A3 is powered by a 1.4 litre turbo-four with 150 hp and 250 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 3,500 rpm, mated to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. Zero to 100 km/h is done in 8.2 seconds and top speed is 224 km/h.

Moving on, the second-generation A5 Sportback is available here in 2.0 TFSI quattro form. Power comes from a 2.0 litre turbo-four that produces 252 hp and 370 Nm of torque from 1,600 to 4,500 rpm, paired to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro AWD. That’s good for 0-100 km/h in six seconds flat and a 250 km/h top speed.

The four-door coupe comes with full-LED headlights with two-pronged daytime running lights, along with 19-inch multi-spoke alloys. Inside, the A5 gets the same full-width air vent design as the B9 A4, plus the full suite of Audi’s latest tech. These include the 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit and MMI navigation plus infotainment system – the latter adds an 8.3-inch freestanding screen and the MMI touch rotary controller ahead of the gearlever.

The interior is dressed in leather and leatherette upholstery with Silver Aluminium Ellipse trim and black headlining. Other standard features include keyless entry with push start, triple-zone auto air con, powered sports seats with driver’s side memory, adaptive dampers, a 10-speaker, 180-watt sound system, reverse camera and powered tailgate.

RM340k is a great price when you consider that the BMW 430i Coupe and Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe – both are two-door rivals to the A5 Coupe not sold here – are priced beyond RM400k, although they come in M Sport and AMG Line trim, respectively. Both new Audis are packaged with a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

You can find full specifications of the A3 Sedan and A5 Sportback on CarBase.my.

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