Available now at Blade Audi Cheltenham
A compact executive car with class-leading capabilities, the new A3 Saloon offers a broad range of motorists a hugely enjoyable drive and gorgeous looks. At the same time it provides outstanding comfort, refinement and value for money, making it equally accomplished on long-distance motorway journeys or in hectic rush-hour traffic.
Lower and wider than the hatchback and Sportback models, this is a car which effortlessly combines road presence, grace and dynamism with everyday practicality – despite its sleek frame, the A3 Saloon offers 425 litres of luggage space.
Buyers have a choice of four eager yet economical engines. The range starts with a 1.4 litre TSFI petrol unit providing 140PS and 250Nm of torque at 1500-3500rpm. Simultaneously, this engine achieves combined fuel economy of just 58.9mpg* and CO2 emissions of just 109g/km. The fuel-conserving and environmental credentials of the larger 1.8 litre, 180PS petrol unit are barely less impressive at 48.7mpg and 129g/km, whilst its greater power gives drivers 0-62mph acceleration in just 7.2 seconds.
1.6 litre and 2.0 litre diesel engines boast even better fuel economy, making them a particularly wise choice for businesses and company car drivers looking for tax efficiencies. The most frugal powerplant of all, the 1.6 litre TDI with a six-speed manual transmission, gives combined fuel consumption of 74.3mpg and CO2 output of 99g/km, exempting owners from Vehicle Excise Duty and giving business users a Benefit-in-Kind tax rate of 14%.
The A3 Saloon comes in two trim levels, Sport and S-Line. As well as 18” alloy wheels as standard (instead of the 17” variants on the Sport) and exterior styling touches such as xenon headlights and , S-Line cars boast a tightened, lower suspension with altered spring and damper settings. Certain interior options, such as sports seats in premium black Nappa leather, are also only available with the S-Line.
This high-performance new version of Audi’s popular small family car is available from the Cheltenham Audi. Contact our knowledgeable sales team for further information about the A3 Saloon.
*60.1mpg with the seven-speed S Tronic automatic transmission.