For many families and businesses, the Audi A3 Saloon is the first choice on their list of potential cars.
It is compact on the outside and roomy on the inside, and this isn’t the only convention-defying trait. The A3 Saloon is both a rapid mover and an example of Audi design and refinement.
The best way to learn more about the model is through a test drive. We can arrange one when you enquire with any of our Jardine Motors Audi showrooms located up and down the UK.
Safety always comes first for Audi and it’s there throughout the A3 Saloon.
The German firm has equipped it with various active systems designed to prevent an accident. For example, Anti Slip
Regulation (ASR) reduces engine power to mitigate wheel spin and help the vehicle find traction.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) complements it by braking individual wheels and adjusting engine output to stabilise the model.
Numerous strategically-placed airbags and ISOFIX anchor points are some of the passive protection fixtures.
The A3 Saloon is longer than its Sportback equivalent which boosts the interior dimensions.
An arching roofline connects the flat boot lid with the gently sloping bonnet.
On the car’s nose are standard halogen headlights which flank the familiar Audi trapezium grille.
The range-topping S line Nav model features Xenon Plus headlights instead, alongside LED daytime running lights that capture attention during any hour of the day.
The chrome and high gloss black trims added across the body are also evident under the car’s skin.
In the cabin you can travel with up to four passengers plus multiple bags of luggage in the boot.
Everyone can sit back and relax in comfort with first-class materials surrounding them.
In the driver’s seat you grip a three-spoke leather-trimmed sports steering wheel, which you can match to the seat upholstery.
Audi’s multiple personalisation options offer the chance to finish the interior as per your own unique tastes.
The manufacturer’s petrol or diesel engines are available to power the A3 Saloon, with quattro all-wheel drive technology applied to certain units. Select the 1.8-litre TFSI quattro and be excited by its 178bhp plus 280Nm of torque. When all of this is transferred through a six-speed S tronic gearbox, it takes around 6.8 seconds for the vehicle to charge from 0-60mph.
The TDI diesels ranging from 1.6 to 2.0-litre capacity are brawny yet economical. The 185bhp 2.0-litre TDI quattro sprints to 60mph from a standing start in less than seven seconds and generates up to 58.9mpg combined.
The 1.6-litre TDI betters this with a fuel economy figure of as much as 72.4mpg.
The A3 Saloon’s audio and communication technology is equally impressive. Both the Sport Nav and S line Nav iterations gain a 5.8-inch QVGA colour display screen that extends from the dashboard.
Through it you can read directions given by the satellite navigation system with SD card reader. Built-in Bluetooth® connects you to the people that matter without the need to remove a hand from the wheel.
The Audi A3 quattro system is the Hydraulic multi-plate clutch system. This type of quattro is designed for models that have the engine mounted across the chassis. With a front wheel bias in normal driving conditions, up to 100% of the power can be sent to the rear wheels when needed.
|Vehicle length||4,456mm / 175 inches|
|Vehicle width||1,796mm / 71 inches|
|Vehicle height||1,416mm / 56 inches|
|Wheelbase||2,637mm / 104 inches|
|Unladen weight (DIN)||1,270kg / 2,800lb|
|Engine / Cylinders||1.6-litre TDI / four|
|Max Torque||250Nm @ 1,500 - 3,000rpm|
|Max Power||108bhp @ 3,200 - 4,000rpm|
|Acceleration||0-60mph / 10.7 seconds (approximately)|