Audi A3 40 TDI 184 Quattro S Line 5dr S Tronic [Tech] Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £35,460What Car? Target Price£32,749
Review

There's no doubt the latest A3 isn't as well finished inside or as polished overall as the previous model, but it still rates well against the premium competition in the form of the BMW 1 Series and Mercedes A-Class. It's comfortable, good to drive, roomy, quiet, with some punchy petrol and diesel engines and a plug-in option coming soon, all of which should stick it on your shopping list.

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Trim: S Line

This trim is no longer available.

Engine: 40 TDI 184 Quattro

This more potent version of the 2.0-litre diesel is offered only in Sport and S line trim levels, so you have to pay a fair amount for it. It brings a bit more mid-range shove, but it’s not worth the extra cash over the 2.0 TDI 150. Comes with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, but can also be had with a seven-speed auto 'box.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.8 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

44.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

340

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

165

g/km

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