Audi A3 Saloon 35 TDI Edition 1 4dr S Tronic Review

Category: Executive car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
4 doors
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RRP £35,925What Car? Target Price£33,911
Review

The Audi A3 Saloon is tidy in the bends, comfortable and well equipped, making it a very competitive option against its closest rivals, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe and Mercedes A-Class Saloon. However, the A4 is worth the extra if you can afford it, because it’s quieter and has a classier and more practical interior. Likewise, the BMW 3 Series betters the A3 in those areas, and it's also more enjoyable to drive.

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This limited-edition trim includes 19in alloy wheels, black styling details inside and out and Matrix LED headlights, which adapt the main beams so they can remain on and not dazzle other drivers.

The 35 TDI diesel engine is noticeably stronger than the 30 TDI, proving particularly relaxing on motorway runs and it's very refined for a diesel. It's also very economical, but isn't RDE2 emissions compliant, so company car drivers will have to pay a 4% surcharge.


Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.3 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

58.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

425

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

126

g/km

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