Audi A3 35 TDI S line 5dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound] Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

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  • Audi A3 interior dashboard
  • Audi A3 interior back seats
  • Audi A3 interior infotainment
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  • Audi A3 left static boot open
  • Audi A3 interior rear seats
  • Audi A3 interior driver display
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RRP £35,555What Car? Target Price£33,909
Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

The A3 isn't as well finished inside or as polished overall as the previous model, but it's still 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.

S line trim is focused on sporty looks; you get even larger wheels (18in), a bodykit, LED headlights, privacy glass, dynamic indicators and sports seats. You also get stiffer sports suspension as standard, although luckily you can revert to regular suspension for no extra charge for a smoother ride.

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.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.3 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

58.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

127

g/km