New Audi A3 Sportback Review

20 Sep 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on New Audi A3 Sportback Review

Audi A3 Quattro

Audi A3 Sportback

Adding to a coterie of#160; A3 Sportbacks #160;released in May this #8211; 1.4 TFSI and 1.8 TFSI and 1.6 TDI and 2.0 TDI Audi has now introduced two higher-tech variants to the compact premium

For the unworldly, or uninitiated, Sportback is for a versatile five-seat, five-door shape somewhere between a and a wagon#8230;

There is now an all-wheel-drive or version of the A3 Sportback 1.8 TFSI first quattro for the A3 Sportback) interestingly, an#160; A3 Sportback 1.4 with COD . shorthand for Cylinder On

To quickly reiterate; this A3 is the third generation of what is now one of sales mainstays.#160;#160;With aluminium and front #8216;guards, it#8217;s up to 85 lighter than the last A3, and a up in refinement, fuel efficiency and nicely appointed cabin is all if a little snug in the rear. The boot area, with split, is best in class. The A3 has an ANCAP five-star safety too.

The quattro version of the A3 1.8 TFSI and direct fuel injected) is a to drive, with poise and to burn.#160;#160;It turns in to corners and hangs on almost beyond helped by the S Line pack#8217;s 18-inch rubber.#160;The brakes plenty of pedal feel

This new 1.8 TFSI quattro is the in the current A3 Sportback range, 132kW and 280Nm available that#8217;s 30Nm more the same engine in the front-drive Using the paddle-shifting six-speed transmission, acceleration is brisk, the 0-100km/h sprint coming up in 6.8 seconds.#160;#160;While a little heavier the FWD version, fuel economy is a pocket-friendly 6.6L/100km.

We look forward to the#160; S3 2.0 quattro #160;when it arrives in priced at $59,990 plus on A3 and S3 sedan #160;follow early in with an#160; RSQ3 2.5 #160;also slated for the first This SUV rocket is powered by the 228kW 2.5 from the#160; TT RS #160;and is said to be good for the burst in 5.5 seconds.

Vital statistics

Audi A3 1.8 TFSI S Tronic Quattro

How From $45,500 plus on costs

Engine: 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol

Transmission: dual clutch automatic

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