The modelRead full review
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.
The trimSee full equipment
Only available with the 45 TFSIe, the main thing you’re paying for here is a bump in power over the 40 TFSIe. Other than that, it’s all visual with flashier 18in alloy wheels, red brake calipers and black detailing.
The engineSee full engine specs
We’re yet to try this most potent plug-in hybrid A3.
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