Audi A3 Sportback: Test Drive Review

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Audi A3 Sportback

Date: 02 January 2013 Author: Tristan Young

To say fleet and the Audi A3 Sportback are would be an understatement.

Most A3 sales, that’s 75%, be of the five-door Sportback persuasion and of these will find with company car drivers.

The for this association is three-fold. and most importantly, Audi is for delivering good whole-life figures and the A3 Sportback should be no

The list price is lower the equivalent prestige brand (although you do have to be careful on – for example, cruise isn’t standard across the but early residual value put the A3 Sportback near to, or at the top of the sector. is thanks to Audi’s brand which filters into such as the classic (if unadventurous) solid build quality and materials. Alongside RVs, the costs are also likely to be

All models benefit from a reduction over their which means there been healthy efficiency too.

The 150hp 2.0 TDI model is of 67.3mpg while also an 8.4-second 0-62mph time, and CO2 in at 108g/km. And if that’s not efficient then the 1.6 TDI, driven and which now comes with a manual gearbox, will figures of 74.3mpg and a still 0-62mph time of 10.7secs.

Audi A3 Sportback

What’s more, this 1.6 TDI has a CO2 of 99g/km, making it even tax-attractive for company car drivers and operators.

The second reason for the A3 appeal is its practicality. The new car is 18mm than the outgoing version and has been put to good use:?the is 10 litres bigger at 380 litres the best in the premium hatch – while rear legroom is also improved and accommodate taller adults ease.

However, it’s the third that may surprise. If you choose the A3 the right engine and trim it is now also an excellent driver’s

Sure, it won’t ultimately be as fun as the drive BMW 1-series. but if you pick the 1.6 diesel or 105hp 1.2 TFSI and the SE trim level with suspension and a manual gearbox the combination of comfort and driver is easily up with the class

Unfortunately, the exceedingly refined 1.6 TDI arrive until May 2013, two after the 2.0 TDI. And for those few still offering petrol the 1.2 TFSI doesn’t arrive mid-2013. If drivers can wait long then the costs and are well worth the wait.

The new A3 Sportback range as a whole is a attractive proposition for the fleet and Audi is unlikely to see it’s as segment leader toppled any soon.

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