Audi A3 35 TDI Sport 5dr S Tronic Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £29,755What Car? Target Price£28,314
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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Sport has the same infotainment system, LED headlights and rear parking sensors as the Technik trim, but adds 17in alloy wheels, leather seats, dual-zone climate control and 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats.

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 MPH8.4 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

60.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

122

g/km

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