Audi A3 35 TDI S line 5dr S Tronic Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £31,615What Car? Target Price£29,772
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, in the form of the BMW 1 Series and Mercedes A-Class. It's comfortable, enjoyable to drive, has space for the family, some punchy petrol and diesel engines and a plug-in option coming soon. It's also one of the slowest depreciating cars in the class, so we recommend you should stick it on your shopping list.

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S line trim is focused on sporty looks; you get even larger wheels (18in), a bodykit, LED headlights, privacy glass 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, proving particularly relaxing on motorway runs and it's very refined for a diesel. It's also very economical, but isn't RDE2 emissions compliant, so company car drivers will have to pay a 4% surcharge.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.3 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

58.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

127

g/km

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