Audi A3 Saloon 35 TDI Vorsprung 4dr S Tronic Review

Category: Executive car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
4 doors
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RRP £40,425What Car? Target Price£38,152
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 trim isn't available right now, but if it mirrors the A3 Sportback it'll come with every option ticked, including 19in alloy wheels, Matrix LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, a panoramic glass sunroof, a 360deg camera, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition and keyless entry. On the inside, meanwhile, you get heated front seats with four-way lumbar adjustment, nappa leather upholstery, ambient lighting, a head-up display and a Bang & Olufsen sound system.

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

127

g/km

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