Audi’s compact A3 Sportback turns heads with its sharp looks and dynamic character. A similar energy is felt when you take your seat inside the car’s well-equipped cabin. Forward-thinking Audi technology makes this an environment you likely won’t want to leave. And, when you are on the move, the model’s keen performance is the only source of entertainment you really need.
Take a closer look at the stimulating Audi A3 Sportback with the help of our specialists. Talk to the team at your nearest Jardine Motors Audi showroom about a test drive and your many purchasing options.
Every second in the A3 Sportback is more enjoyable when you know you are well protected.
The model contains clever active technology which has been designed to avert and mitigate the effects of accidents.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) registers when the car becomes unbalanced and immediately takes action to correct a loss of control.
Anti Slip Regulation (ASR) prevents dangerous wheel spin by reducing power to the wheels.
A short rear overhang keeps the A3 Sportback compact without reducing space for passengers inside.
Above the rear window is a neat spoiler with integrated third brake light, and at the front there are striking LED daytime running lights. A high gloss black grille is a subtle example of the car’s graceful design.
The other visible evidence includes the chrome front fog light surrounds (Sport Nav) and exhaust finisher (Sport Nav and S line Nav).
The interior of the vehicle underlines its class-leading status with all of the same premium materials featured on the outside. Soft leather on the seats and steering wheel joins the many other smart finishes.
The A3 Sportback is also far more than a pretty face – it demonstrates impressive functionality and accessibility.
Storage compartments in the doors, centre console and beneath the driver’s seat carry important items where you can reach them quickly.
A choice between TFSI petrol engines ranging from 1.2 to 1.8-litre and TDI units from 1.6 to 2.0-litre has been provided by Audi. Engines with its quattro all-wheel drive or ‘ultra’ efficiency system can also be selected for the A3 Sportback to gain the most desirable output.
Unbeatable efficiency is delivered by the 1.6-litre TDI ultra. It returns combined fuel consumption of as much as 83.1mpg. The same powertrain also releases as little as 89g/km of CO2.
The strongest unit is the 181bhp 2.0-litre TDI which completes the 0-60mph sprint in less than seven seconds.
Audi’s infotainment technology takes motoring satisfaction to new heights in the A3 Sportback. The DAB digital radio streams crystal clear music or traffic news into the car to entertain and inform you.
The supporting Driver Information System (DIS) shows you important vehicle details while you are mobile. Putting you in control of music playback is the Audi Music Interface (AMI). By linking your smartphone or other portable device to the system, you can select from the music stored on it using controls on the steering wheel. It also charges the devices while you are on the move.
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||4,237mm / 167 inches|
|Vehicle width||1,777mm / 70 inches|
|Vehicle height ||1,421mm / 56 inches|
|Wheelbase||2,601mm / 102 inches|
|Unladen weight (DIN)||1,180kg / 2,601lb|
|Engine / Cylinders ||1.2-litre TFSI / four|
|Max Torque ||175Nm @ 1,400 – 4,000rpm|
|Max Power ||108bhp @ 4,600 – 5,600rpm|
|Top Speed ||123mph|
|Acceleration||0-60mph / 10.1 seconds (approximately)|
|Combined cycle ||58.9mpg|
|Urban cycle ||47.9mpg|