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.get the best price
Trim: Black Edition
This trim is no longer available.
Engine: 40 TDI 184 Quattro
This more potent version of the 2.0-litre diesel is offered only in Sport and S line trim levels, so you have to pay a fair amount for it. It brings a bit more mid-range shove, but it’s not worth the extra cash over the 2.0 TDI 150. Comes with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, but can also be had with a seven-speed auto 'box.
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