The latest Audi A3 Sportback isn’t quite as plush as its forebear, but is no less beautifully designed inside. It’s quiet, comfortable and well equipped, too, and more than deserving of its premium billing.get the best price
The high-performance S3 is a model in its own right, with a powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and acceleration times that wouldn’t disgrace many a supercar. It gets 18in alloy wheels, lowered and stiffened suspension, a revised steering set-up, full-leather upholstery, LED headlights, heated front seats, a bodykit and aluminium-look door mirrors as standard.
Engine: S3 TFSI 300 Quattro Black Edition
The S3 comes with an even more powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and, combined with standard a four-wheel-drive system and a quick-shifting, seven-speed auto 'box, it is the real McCoy when it comes to high-performance hot hatchbacks.