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The German Car Blog checks in with an announcement from Audi that will please hot hatchback fans from Maine to Texarkana and beyond. The company confirmed it would be bringing the Audi A3 3.2 to the states beginning in early 2006. All we know is that it'll be fitted with Audi's DSG autoshift box; the company mentioned a manual option (our guess is, forget it). In the A4, the 3.2-liter V6 produces 255hp at 6,500 RPM and 243 lb-ft of torque at 3,250 RPM, though the A3 is around 100lbs lighter. No word on price yet.

Audi A3 3.2: Coming to the US in early 2006! [The German Car Blog]

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