AUBURN HILLS, MI – Audi’s 2009 A3 will hit U.S. shores with a redesigned front clip, optional bi-xenon headlights with LED running lights, a modified rear bumper and taillights, new door handles, and new wheels. The A3 will also boast two engine choices — a 200 hp, 2.0L TFSI, and a 250 hp, 3.2L six-cylinder — both available with Audi’s S-tronic dual-clutch transmission and new magnetic ride adaptive shock absorber control system, according to


The A3’s interior gets new color and trim options, as well as an up-shift light. Adding the optional sport suspension will make the A3 more aggressive and will lower the car by little more than one-half inch. The 2009 Audi A3 will offer the 2.0L TFSI and AWD for the first time, but buyers will not be able to get the 2.0L TFSI with a manual transmission and AWD in the U.S.

Pricing and equipment for the new A3 haven’t been finalized, but the car should be available this fall.