Audi has pitched the A3 Saloon further upmarket than its hatchback stablemates; it has only Sport and S line trim levels, and no basic SE. However, that does mean all A3 Saloons are well equipped. Sport trim offers the best value for money and comes with dual-zone climate control, 17in alloys, a DAB radio, voice control and Bluetooth.
Step up to S line and you get 18in alloys, a bodykit, part-leather seats and LED headlights with LED daytime running lights.
The S3 is a standalone high-performance model, but it comes with 19in wheels, bespoke suspension settings and body styling, as well as full-leather upholstery. The RS3 is similarly plush.
There’s an extensive options list, but nothing comes particularly cheaply, so you’ll need to be careful to avoid adding a hefty percentage to your final bill. You may want to add one or two carefully chosen optional extras, though, such as automatic lights and wipers.