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Audi A3 SPORTBACK 30 TFSI Technik 5dr

Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Stock Offer Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
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Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr
Audi A3 30 TFSI Technik 5dr

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  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph10.6 secs
  • Top Speed127 mph
  • C020 g/km
  • BHP110
  • Torque148 lbs/f
  • P11D27%

Review

The premium compact car. If that concept means anything to you, then it's the car we look at here, Audi's A3 Sportback, that might well come to mind. True to the brand's Vorsprung durch Technik philosophy, this model once again aims to set fresh standards, incorporating a completely digitalised interior and cutting-edge infotainment, plus more unique light signatures, powerful engines and a suite of innovative assistance systems enveloped in a completely redesigned, yet immediately recognisable body. The result is a car that should show you just how far things have recently progressed in this segment.

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The MK4 model Audi A3 Sportback demonstrates that class is permanent. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

The Audi A3 firmly established the premium compact class in 1996. Now, more than a quarter of a century further on, the fourth generation of this highly successful model is ready to make its mark. These days of course, this Audi faces strong competition, but back in 1996 when we first saw the A3 model line, the idea of being able to move a car up-market in class and appeal without increasing its size was new and rather different. Cynics dismissed it as a way of dressing up ordinary family hatches and charging a lot more for them. Customers though, loved the idea and by the time the second generation A3 arrived in 2003, BMW and Mercedes rivals had also arrived to swell the market. Initially, those two brands struggled to produce products good enough to overtake Audi and the result was that nearly a quarter of a million MK2 A3s were pounding global roads by the time the third generation model arrived in the Autumn of 2012. It sold for nearly eight years until this more cutting-edge MK4 model arrived.

Driving Experience

To start with, there's nothing particularly shocking on the engine front. The keynote mainstream engine is a 1.5-litre TFSI petrol unit with 150PS, which is offered in conventional form with a manual gearbox but gets Audi's 48-volt mild hybrid tech if you order it with the 7-speed S tronic auto transmission. The other mainstream engine option is another 150PS unit, a 2.0 TDI diesel that has to be had with the S tronic auto. You can also talk to your dealer about a couple of lesser powerplants, a 1.0 TFSI three cylinder petrol engine with 110PS (in the 30 TFSI) and a de-tuned 2.0 TDI diesel with 116PS (in the 30 TDI variant). More powerful future variants will get quattro drive and there'll also be a petrol plug-in hybrid offered in two power levels. As usual, upper models will offer optional adaptive damping, adjustable through the comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency and individual modes of the standard Audi drive select driving modes system. As before in an A3, models with an output of 150PS or more get properly sophisticated multi-link rear suspension. Lots of work has been put into the company's torque vectoring system - Audi calls its set-up 'wheel-selective torque control'. As usual with this type of technology, should the front wheel on the inside of the corner lose grip at high speed, this feature intervenes with a slight brake application. The difference in drive forces turns the car into the bend, allowing the car to follow the steering angle precisely.

Design and Build

Audi's given this MK4 model a more athletic stance and its concave flanks introduce a completely new element into the company's design philosophy. These days, there's no three-door A3 model, so the range is primarily based around the five-door Sportback body shape, which features heavily slanting C-pillars above the rear wheels and measures in at 4.34m in length, around 3cms longer than the previous model. The shoulder line tapers upward from the headlights to the rear lights. The front end is dominated by a wide, hexagonal Singleframe with a honeycomb grille, flanked by full-LED headlights that can be ordered with optional matrix technology. The biggest changes are reserved for the cockpit, which gains the digitalised 'black panel' technology lately introduced into most of the company's other models. A 10.1-inch centre-dash MMI touch display is standard and can be used to adjust the settings of the media selection, navigation, and extensive connect services. Also standard is the 10.25-inch 'Virtual Cockpit' digital instrument cluster we first saw offered as an option on the previous model. A larger 12.3-inch version of this display is also available. Audi claims that the slight dimensional exterior size increase benefits passengers directly and, sure enough, they get more elbow room at the front and rear and more shoulder room in the rear. Headroom in the front's better too - though only because the driver's seat has been positioned a little lower for a slightly sportier feel. Out back, the boot is much as before, offering a capacity of between 380 and 1,200-litres. The loading floor can be adjusted to different heights, and the rear shelf can be stored underneath it to save space.

Market and Model

As before, prices for A3 Sportback ownership sit primarily in the £25,000 to £35,000 bracket, though with more powerful variants, much more will be required. Technik, Sport, S line, Edition 1 and Vorsprung specifications are available. You will at least be getting plenty for your cash. The 'MIB 3'-generation MMI infotainment system has ten times more computing power than this set-up did in the previous model. MMI co-operates closely with the separate communication box, which performs all tasks relating to connectivity, including telephony and the LTE-compatible 'Audi connect services' package, plus of course it integrates a WiFi hotspot. Individual settings can be stored in up to six user profiles. They range from the seat position to the air conditioning settings, frequently selected navigation destinations, and frequently used media. Handwriting recognition (you can trace commands with your fingertip) and an advanced natural language voice control system also both feature. Audi has also upgraded its 'MMI navigation plus' sat nav system, which recognises the driver's preferences based on previous journeys, allowing the GPS software to generate suitable route suggestions. In doing so, it takes statistical experience values on time and traffic density into account, as well as real-time data on the traffic situation. Online radio and hybrid radio can also be installed upon request. The former provides access to online stations that are available worldwide, while the latter automatically switches between FM, DAB, and the online stream to ensure optimum reception at all times.

Cost of Ownership

Audi is continuing is electrification strategy in the premium compact class, hence the emphasis on the MHEV mild hybrid 1.5-litre 35 TFSI petrol S tronic model in this MK4 A3 Sportback model range. The figures suggest that this variant manages 50.4mpg, with a CO2 return of 128g/km of CO2. That compares well to the figures of the conventional version of this engine allied to a manual gearbox (48.7mpg and 132g/km). The 35 TDI diesel S tronic auto model manages 62.8mpg and 119g/km. Most A3 buyers will want the MHEV auto petrol model which uses the same sort of set-up we've already seen on larger Audi models. A 'BAS' belt alternator starter-generator that with this four cylinder engine, powers a 48-volt main electrical set-up in which a compact lithium-ion battery in the boot stores energy harvested via a 'KERS' kinetic energy recovery system. During braking, the 'BAS' package can recover up to 12kW of power and feed it back into the battery. If the driver takes their foot off the accelerator at speeds between 34 and 99mph, the mild hybrid system will recuperate energy, while the car rolls in idle or coasts with its engine automatically switched off for up to 40 seconds. The belt alternator starter-generator restarts the engine the next time the accelerator is depressed, and does so faster and more gently than a conventional starter. All of this you'll particularly notice at urban speeds where the engine start-stop system is cutting in and out. The start stop range begins at just under 14mph, so you'll often find the car coasting up to the end of a traffic queue, a traffic light or a level crossing.

Summary

In the search for a compact car that's also a premium purchase, there are probably more charismatic choices than this Audi A3. But we think there are few better ones. Light in bulk, heavy in technology, it's a logical evolution of a breed that's long been one of Britain's favourite company cars. This improved version might look little different at first glance but it'll feel so once you get to grips with the fresh digitalised cockpit with its two sophisticated screens. Otherwise, things are much as before - which means that there's lot's to like. If you're one of those still questioning the need for a premium peoples' hatch, then in this Audi, you have your answer. From the outside, it's as home in Belgravia as it is in Brixton. But the interior is where this design really strides apart. You could be in a luxury car. And of course, in many ways, you are. By pioneering the premium compact hatch segment with original versions of this model, Audi has in many ways redefined the meaning of automotive luxury, democratising it without the desirability being diluted. Other brands claim to have done the same of course and many have used a few more visual or dynamic fireworks to grab the attention. Ingolstadt though, doesn't think this A3 needs them and legions of loyal global buyers seem to agree. Cool, class-less and clever, it remains desirably definitive.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
Acoustic glass windscreen
Auto dimming frameless rear view mirror
Body colour exterior mirrors
Body colour front spoiler blade
Body colour roof spoiler
Electrically adjustable/heated/folding/dimming door mirrors with kerb view includes integrated LED indications + kerb view function for passenger side
Front electric windows
LED daytime running lights
LED headlights and halogen rear lights
Light and rain sensors
Radiator grille and frame in grained matt black and honeycomb look
Rear diffuser in grained matt black
Rear electric windows
Rear side air outlets in grained matt black
Rear window, rear door windows and rear side windows in clear glass
Rear wiper
Side air inlets in grained matt black
Interior Features
I-size and top tether child seat mounting for the outer rear seats
Index cloth upholstery
LED luggage compartment lighting
Tool kit
12V socket and storage compartment in front centre console
3 spoke leather multifunction steering wheel
60/40 split folding rear seat
Front and rear headrests
Front centre armrest
Front/rear floor mats
Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
Interior lighting - Front and rear roof module including reading lights, glove compartment light and right hand side
Luggage compartment floor covering
Manual air conditioning
Manual boot compartment lid
Manually adjustable front seats
Seat side bolsters
Steel grey cloth headlining
Safety
Front side and head airbags
3x3 point rear seat belts
Driver and front passenger airbag with passenger airbag deactivation
Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC) including ABS, ASR and EDL
First aid kit with warning triangle and 2 safety vests
Hill hold assist
Pre-sense front with pedestrian and cyclist detection
Seatbelt monitoring
Tyre pressure loss indicator
Wheels
Tyre repair kit
16" 5 double arm alloy wheels
Driver Convenience
Audi connect emergency call and service
Audi smartphone interface
Audi Virtual Cockpit - 10.25" digital and colour instrument cluster
Automatic start/stop system with recuperation
Bluetooth interface
Collision avoidance assistant
Cruise control
Electromechanical power speed sensitive steering
Lane departure warning system
MMI Navigation Plus with high resolution 10.1" colour touch screen display
Rear parking sensors
Service indicator
Trip computer
Voice control system with natural language interaction
Entertainment
1xUSB-A and 1xUSB-C connection
6 passive loudspeakers
DAB Digital radio
Security
Anti theft alarm
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Electronically operated child lock
Immobiliser
Remote control central locking
Technical
Standard suspension
Trim
Black decorative window trim
Inlays with silk effect paint in platinum grey
Emissions - ICE
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 124
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 125
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 124
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 999
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Engine Code 8YAAKC
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb 51.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 51.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 51.4
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.0
Badge Power 110
Coin Description TFSI
Coin Series Technik
Generation Mark 4
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.6
Engine Power - BHP 110
Engine Power - KW 81
Engine Power - RPM 5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 148
Engine Torque - MKG 20.4
Engine Torque - NM 200
Engine Torque - RPM 2000
Top Speed 127
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear 205/55 R16
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 5 DOUBLE ARM
Wheel Type 16" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1425
Length 4343
Wheelbase 2636
Width 1816
Width (including mirrors) 1984
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 45
Gross Vehicle Weight 1770
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1200
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 380
Max. Loading Weight 550
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 640
Minimum Kerbweight 1220
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.1

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