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Audi A3 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic Review

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Review

It's amazing to think that the Audi A3 Sportback is one of the oldest cars in its class, yet still proves to be an outstanding all-rounder. True, some rivals are less expensive, but the A3's higher initial cost will be partially offset by its strong resale value. The Mercedes A-Class runs the A3 close in many respects, but ultimately this is still our pick of the premium family car contenders. If you're looking for practicality and aren't a badge snob, though, then the Skoda Octavia is both spacious and cheap.

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Trim: S Line

S line trim is focused on sporty looks; you get even larger wheels (18in), a bodykit, LED headlights, part-leather upholstery and aluminium interior inlays. You get stiffer sports suspension as standard, although luckily you can revert to regular suspension for no extra charge for a smoother ride.

Engine: 35 TDI

If you are a private buyer after diesel, we think the 2.0-litre diesel engine (in this 148bhp tune) is worth the premium over the 1.6, because it’s a little smoother and offers punchier performance. It should still return more than 50mpg, too, keeping running costs down.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.1 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

62.8

Urban: 54.3Motorway: 70.6
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

117

g/km

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