Audi A3 35 TFSI S Line 5dr [Tech Pack] Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £29,115What Car? Target Price£26,860
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, good to drive, roomy, quiet, with some punchy petrol and diesel engines and a plug-in option coming soon, all of which should stick it on your shopping list.

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Trim: S Line

This trim is no longer available.

Engine: 35 TFSI

This 148bhp 1.5-litre petrol engine can shut down half of its cylinders when cruising to save fuel, and it'll return decent real-world MPG. It's also flexible enough to pull briskly from 1500rpm all the way to its redline, so you won't feel short-changed for performance, plus it's relatively smooth, too.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

44.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

146

g/km