Audi A3 35 TDI Edition 1 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£33,810
Review

There's no doubt the latest A3 isn't as well finished inside or as polished overall as the previous model, but it still rates well against the premium competition of the day, which includes the BMW 1 Series and Mercedes A-Class. The A3's comfortable, enjoyable to drive, has space for the family and a range of punchy petrol, diesel and hybrid engines. We recommend the 40 TFSIe for its electric range, low company car tax and performance. It’s one of the best plug-ins out there and a fine car in its own right.

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A limited-edition trim that includes 19in alloy wheels, black styling details inside and out, electric front seat operation with lumbar adjustment, heated front seats, Alcantara/ leather trim, a bigger 12.3in digital instrument screen and Matrix LED headlights.

The 35 TDI diesel engine is noticeably stronger than the 30 TDI (0-62mph takes 8.3sec), proving particularly relaxing on motorway runs and it's very refined for a diesel. It's also very economical and RDE2 emissions compliant, so company car drivers won't have to pay a 4% surcharge.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.5 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

61.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

121

g/km

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