Cheaper Audi A3 launched
* New entry-level Audi A3 * 1.2 TFSI produces same power as 1.6 TDI * Priced from 17,905; order now for May delivery...
The Audi A3 range is now cheaper to get into with the launch of a new entry-level 1.2 TFSI version.
The 1.2-litre petrol unit produces 104bhp the same as the 1.6 TDI engine and drives the A3 from 0-62mph in 10.3 seconds.
Power is delivered through the standard six-speed manual transmission or optional seven-speed S tronic semi-automatic gearbox. Claimed average economy is 57.6mpg with either gearbox, while the manual version emits 114g/km of CO2, with the auto at 112g/km.
The A3 1.2 TFSI is available in three trims: SE, Sport and S line. Standard equipment includes air-conditioning, Bluetooth, iPod connectivity and alloy wheels.
Dealers are taking orders for the three-door hatchback version now, with the first deliveries in May. The five-door A3 1.2 TFSI Sportback will be available to order later in the summer.