A compact hatchback that delivers on style, comfort, technology and efficiency, the third-generation Audi A3 3-Door is one of the manufacturer’s most popular models. Its engineering and build quality ensure refined road manners and pleasing agility, and a wide range of petrol and diesel engines allows any driver to find a balance between performance and running costs.
The Audi A3 3-Door can be discovered in more detail and taken for a test drive at Jardine Motors Group dealerships today
Audi offers an excellent range of safety features on all versions of the A3 3-Door. Driver, passenger and front side airbags offer excellent all-round protection.
Meanwhile the active bonnet automatically creates more space between the bonnet and the engine in the event of contact with a pedestrian, reducing the risk of serious or fatal injury.
To help prevent such an occurrence, an array of intelligent active safety systems such as Anti-Slip Regulation, ABS, Electronic Differential Lock and the Electronic Stability Programme enable you to keep full control of the car in the most dangerous of circumstances.
A low roof, sculpted bonnet, pronounced character lines and body-coloured roof spoiler endow the A3 3-Door with the athleticism one would expect from an Audi.
Front foglights and 16-inch alloy wheels are standard equipment, and underline the assertive profile created by the sharp headlights, prominent grille and flared wheel arches.
The cabin is exquisitely crafted and notably user-friendly, with a
clear and simple layout of dials and instruments and supportive,
adjustable seats that allow drivers of any size to find their ideal
A leather-trimmed steering wheel and micrometallic silver inlays are examples of the fine detailing standard on even the entry-level SE specification.
Higher trim levels add a number of additional luxuries, such as a gear knob of perforated leather.
The A3 3-Door is available with two petrol and two diesel engines, as well as a pliant MacPherson-strut/multi-link rear suspension and electromagnetic power steering for outstanding ride quality and steering precision.
The entry-level 1.2 litre, 110PS TSFI petrol engine with a six-speed manual transmission returns combined fuel economy of 67.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 114g/km, as well as a ready turn of pace that takes it from stationary to 62mph in 9.9 seconds.
The greater power of other petrol units make for even more impressive speed; the 1.8 litre TSFI Quattro powertrain can achieve 0-62mph acceleration in 6.7 seconds and a top speed of 141mph.
The diesels on offer give you still lower fuel consumption and carbon output – the figures for the 1.6 litre TDI ultra unit are most impressive of all at 88.3mpg and 89g/km (the latter figure being enough to exempt you from Vehicle Excise Duty).
Inside the A3 3-Door’s cabin, the Audi Music Interface gives you access to DAB radio and a CD player - Bluetooth with voice control is also standard equipment, along with air conditioning.
Higher specifications come with extras such as dual-zone climate control, a satellite navigation system, and a Driver’s Information System (DIS) with a high-resolution 3.5” TFT colour display.
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||4238 mm / 166.9 in|
|Vehicle Width||1765mm / 69.5 in|
|Vehicle Height||(unladen) 1421 mm / 55.9 in|
|Wheelbase||2578 mm / 101.5 in|
|Unladen weight (DIN)||1205 kg / 2657 lb|
|Engine / Cylinders||1.2-litre TFSI/4|
|Max Torque||175 nm @ 1500-4100 rpm|
|Max Power||105 PS @ 5000 rpm|
|Top Speed||119 mph|
|Acceleration||0-60 mph / 11.0 sec|
|Combined cycle||51.4 mpg|
|Urban cycle||42.2 mpg|