Deal of the day: Audi A3 Saloon

  •  What Car? 2014 best executive car
  •  Five-star Euro NCAP rating
  •  70.6mpg and 105g/km of CO2

We scour the internet broker sites to bring you big discounts on new cars every week. The brokers work with UK main dealers to offer these savings on the latest models.

The car: Audi A3 Saloon 2.0 TDI Sport
The saving: £2363
The discounted price: £21,912
The broker: Coast2coastcars.co.uk

For
The A3 Saloon is the What Car? Best Executive Car 2014 and offers a blend of refinement and quality that you would expect only to be available to those with bigger budgets.

Our recommendation is the 2.0-litre TDI engine, being one the most refined four-cylinder diesel engines on the market. It also provides brisk progress from anywhere in the rev-range combined with economy and emissions that are among the best in class, averaging 70.6mpg and emitting 105g/km of CO2.

The high-grade cabin materials and switch gear are complimented by an easy-to-navigate infotainment system, despite which the A3 saloon is cheaper than rivals like the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes CLA.


Against
The ride is too hard with the standard sport suspension set-up and too much road noise lets down an otherwise quiet cabin.

Although the boot is a decent size, the A3 Saloon’s styling means that access is limited through a narrow opening and the rear seats are not as spacious as those in the BMW 3 Series.


Should I add any options?
The most important option, which is to remove the sports suspension and go for the smoother-riding standard set-up, is free.

Audi offers a comfort package which includes an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, rain-sensing wipers, rear parking sensors and cruise control.

Other noteworthy options are LED headlights, satellite-navigation – of which two versions are available – active lane assist, a panoramic glass sunroof and Audi pre-sense, which recognises if a crash is imminent and optimises various systems for increased occupant safety.

What next?
To take advantage of today’s deal, head to Coast2coastcars.co.uk and select the Audi A3 Saloon from the menus.

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