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Audi A3 Diesel Sportback

35 TDI Technik 5dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]


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98 g/km

0 - 62 MPH

0 - 62 MPH

8.3 secs




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    • Acoustic glass windscreen
    • Front electric windows
    • Light and rain sensors
    • Rear electric windows
    • Rear window, rear door windows and rear side windows in clear glass
    • Rear wiper
    • Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC) including ABS, ASR and EDL
    • Hill hold assist
    • Front/rear floor mats
    • Standard suspension
    • Audi smartphone interface
    • Bluetooth interface
    • Voice control system with natural language interaction
    • Collision avoidance assistant
    • Electromechanical power speed sensitive steering
    • Lane departure warning system
    • Automatic start/stop system with recuperation
    • Audi Virtual Cockpit - 10.25" digital and colour instrument cluster
    • e-Call (emergency call)
    • MMI Navigation Plus with high resolution 10.1" colour touch screen display
    • Service indicator
    • Trip computer
    • Auto dimming frameless rear view mirror
    • Body colour exterior mirrors
    • Electrically adjustable/heated/folding/dimming door mirrors with kerb view includes integrated LED indications + kerb view function for passenger side
    • Black decorative window trim
    • Inlays with silk effect paint in platinum grey
    • 2xUSB-C connection with data and charging functions
    • DAB Digital radio
    • Body colour front spoiler blade
    • Body colour roof spoiler
    • Radiator grille and frame in grained matt black and honeycomb look
    • Rear diffuser in grained matt black
    • Rear side air outlets in grained matt black
    • Rear side wing doors
    • Side air inlets in grained matt black
    • 3rd brake light
    • LED daytime running lights
    • LED headlights and halogen rear lights
    • Manual air conditioning
    • 12V socket and storage compartment in front centre console
    • 3 spoke leather multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift
    • Front centre armrest
    • Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
    • Luggage compartment floor covering
    • Manual boot compartment lid
    • Steel grey cloth headlining
    • Interior lighting - Front and rear roof module including reading lights, glove compartment light and right hand side
    • Comfort and sound pack - A3
    • 3x3 point rear seat belts
    • Audi pre sense front
    • Driver and front passenger airbag with passenger airbag deactivation
    • First aid kit with warning triangle and 2 safety vests
    • Front side airbags with head airbags and interaction airbag
    • Pre-sense front with pedestrian and cyclist detection
    • Seatbelt monitoring
    • Tyre pressure loss indicator
    • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
    • 60/40 split folding rear seat
    • Front and rear headrests
    • Manually adjustable front seats
    • Seat side bolsters
    • Single front passenger seat
    • Anti theft alarm
    • Anti-theft wheel bolts
    • Immobiliser
    • Manual child locks
    • Remote control central locking
    • 16" 5 double arm alloy wheels
    • CO2 (g/km): 98
    • HC:
    • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
    • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 120
    • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH: 121
    • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL: 120
    • Camshaft: DOHC
    • Catalytic Convertor: Yes
    • CC: 1,968
    • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
    • Engine Code: 8YAARG
    • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
    • Fuel Delivery: COMMON RAIL
    • Gears: 7 SPEED
    • Transmission: SEMI-AUTO
    • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: No
    • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 4.6
    • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH: 4.6
    • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL: 4.6
    • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 61.4
    • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH: 61.4
    • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL: 61.4
    • AdBlue: Yes
    • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: No
    • Badge Engine CC: 2.0
    • Badge Power: 150
    • Based On ID:
    • Coin Description: TDI
    • Coin Series: Technik [C+S]
    • Generation Mark: 4
    • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 21E
    • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 89
    • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 81
    • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
    • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 68
    • NCAP Safety Assist %: 73
    • Safety Concerns?: No
    • Special Edition: No
    • Special Order: No
    • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60,000
    • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
    • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
    • 0 to 60 mph (secs): No
    • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 8.3
    • Engine Power - BHP: 150
    • Engine Power - KW: 110
    • Engine Power - PS: Yes
    • Engine Power - RPM: 3,000
    • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 266
    • Engine Torque - MKG: 36.7
    • Engine Torque - NM: 360
    • Engine Torque - RPM: 1600
    • Top Speed: 138
    • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
    • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2
    • 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
    • Height: 1,425
    • Height (including roof rails): 1,449
    • Length: 4,343
    • Wheelbase: 2,636
    • Width: 1816
    • Width (including mirrors): 1,984
    • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 50
    • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1,965
    • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1200
    • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 380
    • Max. Loading Weight: 550
    • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1,800
    • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 740
    • Minimum Kerbweight: 1,415
    • No. of Seats: 5
    • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.1
The MK4 model Audi A3 Sportback demonstrates that class is permanent. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second 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.

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.

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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