The Audi A3 range is being joined by a new, more powerful 45 TFSI e version of the Sportback. With peak system power of 242 bhp and 295.0 lb-ft of system torque, the new version is being positioned as a top-tier S line Competition model when it becomes available in the UK early in 2021.
Like a number of cars in our top 50, the Audi A3 benefits from a timeless design, giving it perennial appeal at used car dealerships. Those four rings help too, because despite being a Golf in a posh frock, the A3’s interior is an undeniably cosy place to spend time.
The ‘ultra’ badge which already marks out the model offering the most exceptional economy and the most scrupulously controlled emissions in five Audi ranges has now reached the A3 compact hatchback.
The Euro NCAP consortium has awarded the new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron the maximum five-star rating for crash safety. This puts the first series production plug-in hybrid from Audi among the safest cars in its class.
The Audi A3, the premium compact bestseller from the brand with the four rings, is the 2014 World Car of the Year.
An Audi A3 equipped to provide the most environmentally friendly form of long-distance mobility will soon be taking to the roads.
Throughout its most ambitious expansion programme ever the all-new Audi A3 range – which will soon include three-door, five-door Sportback, Saloon, Cabriolet and S quattro models – has been making waves in the media, and a Scottish Car of the Year Executive Category Award is the latest acknowledgement of its popularity.
From tomorrow new lightning quick 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) Internet connectivity is set to significantly increase speeds on London’s information superhighway, and true to its Vorsprung durch Technik philosophy Audi is the first car manufacturer to offer a ready-to-order production model capable of capitalising on this advanced new Mobile Internet standard.
Audi connect in-car internet access has just received a turbo boost as the Vorsprung durch Technik brand becomes the first carmaker to fully integrate the superfast 4G/Long Term Evolution data transfer standard into a production car.
More powerful version of 2.0-litre TDI engine with lowest-in-class CO2 and optional quattro drive arrives in A3 alongside advanced LED lighting