Audi A3 35 TFSI Edition 1 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £31,455What Car? Target Price£29,929
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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A limited-edition trim that includes 19in alloy wheels, black styling details inside and out and Matrix LED headlights.

The 1.5-litre 148bhp 35 TFSI petrol is our pick of the range. It’s cheaper than the 35 TDI but still gutsy throughout the rev range, pulling handsomely from around 200rpm and spinning freely all the way to the engine's red line. In our tests, it hit the magic 0-60mph time in a creditable 8.0sec (with a manual gearbox), and feels livelier than a BMW 118i. It also manage a test average of 42.5mpg.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

44.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

142

g/km

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