Audi A3 35 TDI Vorsprung 5dr S Tronic Review

Category: Family car

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RRP £41,075What Car? Target Price£39,669
Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

There's no doubt the latest Audi 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 is 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.

Comes with pretty much every option ticked, including 19in alloy wheels, Matrix LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, electric front seat operation with four-way lumbar adjustment, a powered tailgate, heated front seats, nappa leather, ambient lighting, keyless entry, front and rear parking sensors, a 360-deg camera, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, a head-up display, a Bang & Olufsen sound system and wireless charging.

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

56.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

130

g/km